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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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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.


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).

 



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.



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


Obituaries

Social

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