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Dining Dames Spring Brunch

Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy outside entertaining with friends. I did just that and invited the Dining Dames cooking group onto my patio for a Spring Brunch. I used a colorful table runner with bold colorful pillows in the chairs and fresh flowers as the centerpiece. It was a beautiful cool day.



Biggs, Ingram & Solop PLLC

By STEPHEN STACK,

There has been much heated debate surrounding the recently enacted Landowners Protection Act (Senate Bill 2901). The Act is designed to limit the legal liability of a business owner when a person is injured by the actions of a third person unconnected to the operation of the premises.


Fed Kemper payback

Just when you thought it was safe to forget about the Kemper “clean coal” fiasco, the mess has resurfaced with the revelation that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating the miserably failed experiment.



Woodland Hills Baptist Church schedules final worship service May 5

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Woodland Hills Baptist Church will mark its final service Sunday, May 5, as the remaining members prepare to say goodbye to a church that has a storied history on the Northside.

The congregation, currently led by the Rev. Ty Pigott, is handing over the property to Fondren Church, which has been meeting in the building since 2013.




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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.






Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


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News Briefs

MSMA Names Director

Claude Brunson, MD, will be the new executive director of the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA).


Musical

Madison Middle School presented Mary Poppins, Jr. as their school-wide musical. Performing as the Banks family were (from left) Chandler See as Michael, Mary Taylor Spell as Winifred Banks, James Covington as George Banks, and Miller Johnson as Jane.


Black team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball black team members are (from left, back) Nolan Canoy, Lake Womack, Robert Watson, Garner Young; (front) Charlie Barbour, Walter George, Garrett Hiers, Matthew Laseter. Not pictured: Gates Lyle.


Across Two Continents

The Jackson Choral Society will present “Across Two Continents”, a choral concert featuring European classical hits that are paired with American spirituals. The concert will be performed April 28, 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and students.


Voting Precinct Changes

More than 12,000 Madison County voters will be voting at a new precinct location after this year.

Beginning in 2019, First Baptist Church of Madison, Highland Chapel and Grace Crossing will no longer serve as Madison County precincts.



Gold award

Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left) Kelsey Clay and Max Fan Pelt were given the Community Service Gold Award at the Honors Forum.


Tailgating

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School enjoyed a tailgate party with food and fun. The students have been studying football statistics as part of their math curriculum.


Children’s Medical Group

By DARREN T. SCOGGIN MD,

One of the challenges parents (and pediatricians!) face is determining if a child is experiencing symptoms consistent with allergies, or if an infectious process is to blame. There is considerable overlap between symptoms of allergies and a cold, and, as with most diagnostic processes in medicine, obtaining a good history is key.


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Breaking News

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership is looking for a new home.


Obituaries

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, passed away Sunday May 19. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m... READ MORE


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.