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No Relief

By ANTHONY WARREN,

No raise again for beleaguered Jackson Police Department.

Jackson has lost 86 police officers in the last year. Even so, a pay raise likely won’t be on tap for Jackson’s finest as part of next year’s budget.

The Jackson City Council is expected to vote on the city’s 2020 fiscal year budget today, Thursday, September 12.






Too many students on the wrong side of the digital divide

By CHIP PICKERING,

As students across Mississippi get back to school, it is vitally important our policymakers keep in mind those students and families who continue to struggle, stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide.  As the CEO of INCOMPAS, an association that promotes competition, innovation and economic development in network systems, I am particularly



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Appeals Process Easier

­Appealing overly high water bills and potential water shut-offs will soon be easier, thanks to a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.

The council approved an ordinance to streamline its water bill appeals process.


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William Morris Yeager

William Morris (Bill) Yeager, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on August 13, 2019 in Jackson, MS. He was born on February 8, 1929 in Paris, TN, the son of James Paul Yeager and Thelma Woody Yeager.  Bill grew up in Corinth, Mississippi and never imagined all the accomplishments he would achieve during his life.


Prison disaster

Of all the major issues being discussed in this year’s statewide campaigns, one that is largely being neglected is Mississippi’s prison system.

It is a disaster.


Saints baseball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team. He is shown with his parents Andrew, Holland and Jan Townes.



Loss

By EDRIE ROYALS,

Another loss.  Another time of grief. My generation experiences death of friends and loved ones with each passing day; and, with every one, we are left with voids that cannot be filled. That`s where we are in the cycle of life. We can see the end, and we are amazed that it is close by.





Confederate heroes

The W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Jefferson Davis Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans held a joint Confederate Heroes Luncheon recently at a local restaurant.  Guest speaker was the Rev. Glenn Shows, who presented a program on “Battle of Cotton Bales at Red Lick, MS on July 4, 1864”.



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Mu Alpha Theta Honorees

Madison Ridgeland Academy students joining The National High School Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta include (from left) Colby Wynn, Madelyn Solari, Cole Ruwe, Sunny Nurse, Olivia Nadalich, Carson Lindsey, Julia Greaves, Connor Douglas, Travis Byrd.


Softball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated  2018-19 Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the softball team. Shown are (from left) Hannah, Hannah Clay and Burney King.



Charles Devin Hewitt “Hobbie”

Charles Devin Hewitt, “Hobbie”, a resident of Jackson, MS passed away at Baptist Medical Center on Friday September 6, 2019 at the age of 60.  A Memorial service was held at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon at 10am on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  Visitation was at 9am until service time.


Jean Seymour Yarbrough

Jean Seymour Yarbrough was born June 12, 1945, in Jackson, Mississippi, and died on September 9, 2019, in Ridgeland, Mississippi.   She was a daughter of the late William Reid and Jeannette Simmons Gainey. 


Family Fun Day

St. Richard Catholic School celebrated St. Richard Feast Day recently with Mass followed by a family fun picnic with live music. Shown (from left) Chamblee Ezelle, Sadie Grace Rogers, Alexa Donaldson, and Simone Chandler.


Fund the pumps

Ann Dahl makes an interesting story as a flood-control activist. It’s a role she’s taken on passionately, but quite by accident.

Dahl’s personal timing could not have been worse.


In just a blink, a perfect gift and a mystery

By WALTER REDDEN,

There is a delicious breakfast served at the Bond Home each and every morning. First the coffee is out early and there is a demand for a good hot cup of coffee. Coffee is placed on a table in the dining room. You can easily solve the coffee satisfaction by pouring your own. Breakfast is served on a tray, for the ones who are handicapped.



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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.




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Bragging rights for another year are on the line tomorrow night, as St. Joseph Catholic School takes on St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in a storied matchup formerly dubbed “The Holy War.”