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Water Fraud Alert - Jackson

The City of Jackson Water Sewer Business Administration has been alerted that one of its employees may have been fraudulently posing as a WSBA Customer Service Representative and collecting cash payments from WSBA customers at their homes and/or businesses.





Ann Kalus Holloman

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, a long-time resident of Jackson, MS, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Madison, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Ann was the daughter of Edith Calmes Klaus and Julius L. Klaus, Jr., of Macon, MS.




Miss Letson and Pence to exchange wedding vows July 6 in Richland ceremony

Mr and Mrs Jerry W. Letson of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Jordan Letson, to Grant Christian Pence, son of Mr and Mrs Paul S. Pence of Hoover, AL.

Miss Letson is the granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Billy C. Carpenter of Madison and the late Mr and Mrs Winford Letson of Courtland, AL.


Firefighters respond to brush fires on I-55 North

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The Jackson Fire Department had responded to several brush fires along I-55 North this afternoon. The fires were located in the median between the I-55 North frontage road and I-55 just south and north of Meadowbrook Road. It appeared there were multiple fires. At least two fire trucks were on the scene, working to estinguish the blazes.


5 things you didn’t know about WRIGHT SCOTT

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He was a member of the Jackson Academy chess club during his high school years. He doesn’t consider himself much of a comic book fan, except for the X-Men. He likes to spend his Sunday mornings out by the lake bird watching. He is an avid tennis player. He has worked at Great Scott in every capacity, from bookkeeping to cleaning.


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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.





Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 


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New member

Jessica Cooley was recently inducted into the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Shown are (from left) club President Steve Jackson, Bill Guion, Cooley, and club Past President Ann Barnes.


College sports

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Trent Tyre, John Raines Jr., and Sam Ciaccio committed to play collegiate sports at a signing ceremony recently held in the school’s learning commons.


Finding their way

St. Richard Catholic School began its  school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program. Shown are Sarah and Liam Smith on their way to preview the Pre-K3 classroom.


Car show

Mike Marsh, founder of Eurofest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show, was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Neddie Winters, Marsh and Tom Johnson.


Michelle Owens

Michelle Owens, M.D., an OB-GYN, was recently named a Doctor of Distinction by the Mississippi State Medical Association. MSMA Doctors of Distinction are named after they complete the full course of the MSMA Physician Leadership Academy, which trains them to be leaders and advocates.


New member

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a new member installation recently.  In the absence of the Chapter Chaplain, Debbie Cannon, Annandale Regent, (left) conducted the new member installation for Carole Leach (right).

 




ja carnival

Jackson Academy’s annual fall carnival is scheduled Tuesday, October 16 on the school’s Raider field. This community-wide event features a bake sale with a rich history and wide array of home-baked goods; a costume contest with categories from “scariest” to “funniest”; a pumpkin decoration contest, jump houses and so much more.


Rotary president

Anna Powers was recently installed as the new president of the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Powers (left) is shown with Immediate Past President Witt Ruffin.


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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


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Social

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.