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ONE CAN AT A TIME

By LAUREN MCMILLIN,

Jacob Bullock gives away birthday to adopt Lemur at Duke University

It’s not every day that a third-grader, now a rising fourth-grader, gives away his birthday, let alone adopts an endangered animal across the country. Yet that’s exactly what St. Andrew’s Episcopal School student Jacob Bullock has done for the past year.


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.


News Briefs

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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Narcotics

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomes John Dowdy of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics as guest speaker for a recently meeting. The invocation was offered by Jewell Hillery, the pledge was led by Rob Salley and Rotary President Neddie Winters led the Four-Way Test. Shown are (from left) Winters, Dowdy, and Julian Watson.


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


Acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students recently served as acolytes during Big Chapel. Shown are (from left) Reed Chudy, Ravi Patel, Ayden Seale, Baani Bedi, Eloise Turnage, Alice McElroy, Reese Hall, and Eli Pace.

 


Musical ensemble

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as their fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.



Most artistic

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

 


Susan Draughn

Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.



Cheer them on

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Morris and Julia Mitchel and Hillis Becker.


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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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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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