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Box Culverts work

The next step to getting Lake Harbour Drive extension completed is underway, now that the box culverts have been delivered.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee said the box culverts should be installed before the end of July. The road is projected to be complete by late next year.



Ashlyn Adair

Ashlyn Adair, Jackson Academy senior, recently earned a silver key in the Scholastic Art Competition for her piece “Contemplation.”


Emory Ware

Emory Ware, an 11th-grader at Madison Ridgeland Academy has been selected as Madison County’s 2020 Distinguished Young Woman.


Rotary speaker

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Royal Walker Jr., executive director at United Healthcare Community Health Plans of Mississippi and Louisiana as a recent speaker. The focus of Walker’s presentation was about Medicare part C and the Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans.


Bad hire

Holmes County school officials would not have known three years ago when they hired Dyana Terrelle Thomas that he would get locked up for allegedly having sex with a student of the high school where he has been the assistant principal.




Mississippi Cares

The Mississippi Hospital Association has made public a plan it’s been privately pushing, with no luck, to Gov. Phil Bryant to expand Medicaid to the working poor.


Eagle Scout

Jonathan Booker (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. He constructed playground equipment for disabled children at Hope Hollow for his Eagle project. Booker joins more than 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921.


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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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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





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.



Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


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Breaking News

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice... READ MORE


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The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland