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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.





Billye Haskins Dallas

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony- Parkway, Madison, Mississippi.





News Briefs

Eastover Work Planned

Eastover residents will soon have a better road and better water, but they’ll probably have to put up with temporary road closures before they’ll get it.



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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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Josie Bidwell on lifestyle medicine

Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.

 







Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.



Phoenix Club board

The Phoenix Club of Jackson is a group of young professional men who support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi through fundraising events and campaigns. Its members are business, social and philanthropic leaders who strive to help their community’s youth.


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Got spirit

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held Lower School Spirit Night during a home football game against Raleigh. Shown are (from left) May Taylor, Miley Ray, and Mary Mac Penton.


Contact advisory expanded to Belhaven Creek, Big Creek

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) revised its general water contact advisory for the Jackson area to include Big Creek and Belhaven Creek, including a sandbar called “Belhaven Beach,” where it flows into the Pearl River.  These two water bodies are added to the original advisory issued May 16 based on



Special session swindle

All state legislature had to do was adjust the fuel tax for inflation. The 18.4 cents per gallon tax has remained the same for over 30 years while the cost to maintain roads has increased, naturally, with the inflation rate. This is not rocket science.




Fellow

Karen Bonner, secretary of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, received her Paul Harris Fellowship during a recent meeting. The distinction is awarded after a $1,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation is attained. It is named for founder of the international civic organization.


Environmental science

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Shown are (from left) science teacher Marks McWhorter and Evan Bowman, recipient of the environmental science book award.


Wildflowers

Rebecca Cravat Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently met for their final meeting of the year at the home of Saundra Dewey (right.) Donna Russell (left) introduced the speaker, Lynn Porter (center). Mrs. Porter is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in agriculture and horticulture.


Heritage officers

New officers for the Heritage Luncheon Club for 2018-19 are (from left, back) Sarah Boswell, assistant treasurer; Judy Keith, corresponding secretary;  Eleana Pope, reporter; Jean Coppenbarger, parliamentarian; Ramona Hill, treasurer; Sheree Dukes, recording secretary, front row: Lynn Macon, president; and Debbie Stamper, vice president .


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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


Obituaries

Social

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