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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

 


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.


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Domestic violence

State Rep. Doug McLeod, R-Lucedale, is unopposed for re-election this year. But after a domestic violence charge was filed against him, it is clear that he’s the only person who can prevent his return to the Mississippi Legislature.


Baseball player

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) Brett and Nathan Barham.




Dames officers

The Reverend Samuel Swayze Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century installed the 2019-2021 officers at the March 8, 2019 chapter meeting.  Wendy Cartwright, MSSCDXVIIC President conducted the installation ceremony.  Shown are new officers (from left) Betsy Hanry, historian; Luran Buchanan, second vice president; Martha Jones, chaplain; Sue Sauterme


Eagle rank

Charlie Hight (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project was cross country course improvements for Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Terry and Stacey Hight.


Project SEARCH

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services have partnered to create an internship program for New Summit School students. Eight students between the ages of 18 and 21 were accepted into the Project SEARCH program and were pinned as part of an awards ceremony at the school.




Class favorites

Senior class favorites are (from left, back) Harrison Scott, Haaris Patel, Westbrooks Ross, Myles Hopson, Jack Thoms, Neil Storey, Xeric Watson; (front) Cara Dale Palmer, Maggie McKinnis, Sarah Elizabeth Johns, Sydney Storm, Bonnie Hill, Amber McAlpin, Hannah Brady, Vertreace Sanders, Quniaja Hill, Elle Muirhead and Kaitlyn Sills.


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Varsity soccer

The 2018-19 Jackson Prep boys varsity soccer team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, John-Mark Rose, Campbell Mccearley, JC Polk, Michael Malouf, Walker Headley, Stewart McCullough, Will Waits, Cam Carroll, Brice Hall, Mason Morgan, Assistant Coach TJ Busin; (middle row) Dax Murphy, Walker Jay Patterson, Christian



Basketball buddies

Jackson Academy basketball players Sydney Morris and Emory Laseter recently met their basketball buddies Margaret Johnson and Sloan Akins at an event hosted by the Athletic Booster Club. Shown are (from left) Morris, Johnson, Akins and Laseter.

 


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.

 


Jerome Wayne Smith

Jerome Wayne Smith, (November 3, 1920-June 9, 2019) was born in Mt. Olive, MS and died at home in Jackson surrounded by his loving family.  Raised in Noxapater, MS., he was the second of five children born to Nannie and Ennis Smith.  He was a standout athlete earning a basketball scholarship to Wood Jr.


Stickfire

Reunion Golf and Country Club hosted its annual Stickfire Golf Tournament recently with a record 108 players competing. The tournament is played every year in the name of the late Stan Hall, who was a member at Reunion when he suddenly passed away at his home January 16, 2016.


Most points

First Presbyterian Day School rising sixth grader Emily Maggio broke the school’s record for the most Accelerated Reader points in one year. Shown are Maggio (left) and Librarian Jana Heimer.



Service academies

Three members of the Class of 2019 who will attend include from left) Luis Flores, United States Military Academy West Point; Charlie Sewell, United States Naval Academy; and Grant Morgan, United States Air Force Academy.


Rotary speaker

Chance L. McDavid, division director of the asset development division of the Mississippi Development Authority spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. McDavid informed club members and guest about asset community development and some of the communities in Mississippi that have success with it.


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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

Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.