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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.





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Woodland Hills Baptist Church schedules final worship service May 5

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Woodland Hills Baptist Church will mark its final service Sunday, May 5, as the remaining members prepare to say goodbye to a church that has a storied history on the Northside.

The congregation, currently led by the Rev. Ty Pigott, is handing over the property to Fondren Church, which has been meeting in the building since 2013.



Years after program ended project could still get nearly $100 million from taxpayers -

By STEVE WILSON,

The Mississippi Cultural Retail Attraction Program died in the Mississippi legislature in 2014, when the authorizing law expired without passage of an extension. Despite this end, one last holdout project is still alive and could receive more than $96 million from the program.




Hilton Wroten Ball

Hilton Wroten Ball passed away peacefully at his home April 30. During the last two years he bravely battled many health challenges. He was 75 years old.

Family graveside services were held May 5 at Sebrell Funeral Home.


From Hobby to Passion

By NIKKI ROWELL,

When Sheila Haynes took up golf, she had no idea that her new hobby would become her passion.

After more than 30 years, dozens of tournaments, countless priceless memories and lasting friendships, Haynes still loves the sport and aims to continue to get better.



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Helps the House

Havens Smith (right) recently served as a page for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Smith is the daughter of Cassie and Carter Smith and attends Jackson Preparatory School.  She is also the granddaughter of Gwen and T.J. Anderson of Jackson and Dot and Briggs Smith of Batesville.


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


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.


Honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Kelly, Olivia and Shannon Hardwick.


Baroque ensemble concert continues group’s tradition of outstanding performances

By MAX GARRIOTT,

More Mississippians need to discover one of the state’s “best-kept secrets,” the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music (MA’AM), which continues to outdo itself in bringing the top world-class performers of medieval, Renaissance, baroque and early classical music to various venues in central Mississippi.


DAR conference

The Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century held its 55th annual State Conference recently at the Holiday Inn Trustmark Park.


Most artistic

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Artistic were (from left) Eleanor Baker and Jonathan Booker.

 


KING OF THE COURT

River Hills Tennis Club has two new Kings of the Court , a tie: Patrick Floyd (wearing crown) and Rob Thomas (third from left). Other money winners are (from left) Miles Marcus, Hunter Lee, Rob Thomas, Shane Kellum, Hugh Trussell, King Patrick and Sudha Madakasira.


Spirit night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at the Saints’ football game versus Velma Jackson. Shown are (from left) Anna Clay Wadlington, Miley Ray, and Mary Oliver Wadlington.

 


Historical fiction

Jackson Academy students (from left) Annie Craig, Barron Mosal, Sarah Kathryn Williams, and Liam Spratlin recently authored works of historical fiction about President Abraham Lincoln.

 


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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.





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).


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.


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Breaking News

Mississippi State, Ole Miss top choices for Northside graduates

The numbers are in, and... READ MORE


Obituaries

Betty McCarty Edwards, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019 at St. Catherine’s... READ MORE


Social

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman,