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Work in Progress

Gating ordinance changes overlooks public comment process.

It’s back to the drawing board for Jackson’s public access gating ordinance, only weeks after two contentious public hearings exposed flaws in the statute.


Jackson boil water notice

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the City of Jackson Water/Sewer Utilities Division has issued a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice for the following area:

·         Suffolk Drive; 39211

·         Suffolk Circle; 39211

 





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St. Dominic's president stepping down

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s leadership, medical staff and employees of his intention to retire as the President of St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. (SDHS or St. Dominic’s) effective June 30, 2019 after having served the St. Dominic’s organization for the past 32 years.



5 things you didn’t know about JOHN SCARBROUGH

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He is allergic to sunlight. He is a huge Jerry Seinfeld fan. His wife took him to a show in NYC. He played soccer at Mississippi State University for four years. He, his wife and children all have the same taste in music. They went as a family to see U2. He volunteers with Friends of Children’s Hospital and serves on the board.




Robert Drive boil water notice

Due to the recent loss in water pressure, the city of Jackson has issued a boil water notice for residents on Robert Drive.

The notice affects about 25 connections between 1301 and 1650, according to city documents.

Residents are urged to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming it.



Betty McCarty Edwards

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Village. There will be a private family graveside service on Saturday, May 25th.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson followed by visitation in the church courtyard.




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Helping out

First Presbyterian Day School students enjoy serving as preschool helpers in their classrooms. Shown are (from left) Brady Griffin, Britt Baker, Ellie Hederman, and Aven Clark.

 

 


Honor society inductees

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 60 new members this year into the organization. The National Honor Society recognizes and fosters academic achievement, character, service, and leadership in secondary school students across the nation.



Garrett Johnson

Garrett Johnson, Madison Central student, took home first place ($500) and the Innovation Award ($500) for the Helping Hands plate for amputees at the Southern Entrepreneurship Program’s 12th annual State Business Competition.


Biographies

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented character book reports on the biography of their choice. Shown are (from left) Emily Head, Luke Essary, Catherine Hawkins, Andrew Oswalt, and Will Newman.

 


Volunteer service

Thomas Dent, director of Faith-Based Volunteer Services for the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. Dent discussed the role and activities of DCPS including his and his family’s history of fostering children and of adopting their first foster child.


Little Dribblers

Jackson Academy second-graders (from left, back) Josh Hubbard, Lillian Griner, Joseph New, Perry James, Gabriella Lomax, Carson Lester, Knox Seward, Ella Kate Sijansky, Kate Vollor, Austin McNeil; (third row) Jordyn Funchess, Daulton Lynskey, Ella Williams, Colton Ogden, Brennan Davis, Haley Barbour, Pettey Sandifer, Clay Chustz, Sarah Logan, H


Leah Rigney

Leah Rigney, M.Ed., MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, has been welcomed to the team of mental health professionals providing innovative care at the Jackson-based Center of Excellence at Canopy Children’s Solutions.



Kind words

Jackson Academy’s fifth grade students designed posters for a campaign encouraging their peers to use kind words, especially on social media. Hanging posters throughout campus with help from ninth-grader Fran Wilkirson are (from left) Brennon Shorter, Jake Pratt, Shelby Grant and Miller Whittington.

 


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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


Social

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