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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. 




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

 




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



James P. “Jim” Spell

James P. “Jim” Spell, MD, the son of Jay P. Spell and Corinne Kervin Spell, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Oxford. He was 89 years of age. The cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 11:00 A.M.




salute to graduates Madison Ridgeland Academy Seniors 2019

Students in the Madison Ridgeland Academy Class of 2019 include: Lucas Evan Agent, Vidyarth Balasubramaniam, Anna Catherine Barlow, Luke Spencer Barr, Wilson Scott Benton, Mary Scott Bishop, Madeleine Adene Blaylock, John Parker Blewett, James Travis Byrd, Caroline Tucker Cameron, Cecil John Cartwright IV, Grant James Case, Alexandra Elizabeth



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Plan to Complete Project

One project planned for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) will finish a job undertaken by the city of Jackson years ago.


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City Interested in Loan

Jackson could get some much-needed help in addressing its water and sewer infrastructure needs in the form of a long-term, low-interest loan.


Chi Alpha Mu members

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, Anna Blaire Bryant, Callie Knotts; (third row) Addi Shelton, Maggie McMillan, Chase Thompson, Tyler Reeves, Reid Sushenia, Walker Box, Colton Holman,


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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.

 


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.


Cathy Haynie

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.


Seniors 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) Bryan, Olivia and Connie Lantrip.

 


Junior winners

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as 11th-grade beauty and beau winners are (from left) Nathan Tullos, Nasson Rodriguez, Christopher Snopek, Campbell Owens, Nikki Tullos and Emma Wilson.

 


Graduate Fire academy

Firefighters (from left) Geron P. Allen and Malcolm R. Scott of the Ridgeland Fire Department recently graduated from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy.


Freshman beauties

Madison Ridgeland Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Students selected as ninth-grade beauty and beau winners were (from left) Grayson Adams, Braeden Watters, Patton Wilson, William Pentecost, Lily Kate Farrar, Avery James, Lacy Lockey and Kaitlyn Freeman.   


Book drive

Student volunteers (from left) Lucy Clement, Clayton Mahaffey, Sandon Guild, Webb Strickland, and Gibson Cheney collected books donations for Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books at morning carpool during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book drive.

 


Animal habitat

First-graders at First Presbyterian Day School created an “animal habitat” display with  creative art and writing projects. Shown are (from left) Tully Hogan, Benny Moss, Davison Tyra, and Erin Fontaine.


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City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.



Leslie Lampton’s life showed value of free enterprise

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Northside lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.


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.

 


James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.


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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