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Hood takes new role in mental health fight

By LARRISON CAMPBELL - MISSISSIPPI TODAY,

With Mississippi facing off against the Department of Justice in the longstanding battle over the state’s treatment of mentally ill Mississippians, its defense depends on the office of Attorney General Jim Hood — despite the fact that Hood has been, arguably, one of the biggest critics of the state’s mental health system.



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Water Billing Upgrades

Jackson is spending another $947,000 to shore up its water system.

Last week, the city council approved entering into contract with Mythics, Inc.




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.





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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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Football offense

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Offensive Football Awards were won by (from left) Tripp Cory, Most Valuable Lineman; Jerrion Ealy, Most Valuable Back; Charlie Ott, Most Valuable Lineman; Peyton Greenwood, Most Valuable Receiver.

 


PERS news

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed guest speaker Ray Higgins, executive director of PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi).


Book group

Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.

 

 


Elvira visits

K4 students at First Presbyterian Day School had a special visit from “Elvira Tootlebug” on their 100th day of school. Shown are (from left, back) Waverly Strange, Lofton Meeks, Lewis Grubbs, Hutson Hontzas, “Tootlebug”, William McNeer, Allegra Browne, Isabella Bean; (front) Beau Wright, Oliver Davis, and Cali Young.

 

 


Paul Harris Fellows

Two members of the Rotary Club of North Jackson, Sara White and Jay Cooke, were recently awarded Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.


Valentine party

Students at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated Valentine’s Day with cards and parties. Shown are first-graders (from left) Cameron Queen, Jack Gray, Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, and Eliza Jane Dukes.

 


Garret Grove

Garret Grove,  St. Joseph Catholic School senior,  has been named Mississippi’s High School Journalist of the Year by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association. Grove is a reporter, anchor and weathercaster for St. Joe’s award-winning, student-produced, weekly newscast Bruin News Now.



Most valuable

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Most Valuable Football Player Awards went to (from left) Peyton Greenwood, MVP Offense; Jerrion Ealy, Buddy Crosby MVP; Dixon Hughes, MVP Defense.


Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Stephanie, Jake and Ken Bryson. 

 


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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

Months after beginning to shut off customers for nonpayment, six Jackson residents have brought... READ MORE


Obituaries

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is... 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