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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 construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.





Ridgewood Road blocked by tree

By ANTHONY WARREN,

All four lanes of Ridgewood Road are blocked, just in time for school to let out.

A tree fell down, blocking all four lanes near Ridgewood Road and Northside Drive, as a result of today’s storms.

Power lines and other utilities were taken out with the fall. Vehicles were being forced to turn around, and all lanes were blocked.


Canton Academy

By ALISON MARTIN,

As the school year draws to a close, Canton Academy is enjoying the culmination of two years worth of planning, dreaming, generosity, and hard work in the form of a new eight-lane rubber track, resurfacing the existing asphalt track as well as field event surfaces. “The new track has been great.


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New state regulations postpones Lake Harbour for estimated two years

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A much-anticipated road project planned for the Northside will take an extra year and a half and $100,000 to complete, thanks to new state regulations.

Work includes building a flyover bridge over I-55 north and adding additional box culverts to improve drainage under the Canadian National Railroad.




Ridgeland’s farmers’ market slated to end in December extended because of success

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.

True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.



Invitational

JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.



United

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Metro senators join forces to back special funding districts

The fight for community improvement districts (CIDs) began anew this week, with the start of the 2019 legislative session.



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DAR speaker

Mary Lohrenz (left) of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History recently presented a program on Mississippi Homespun: Nineteenth Century Textiles and the Women Who Made Them to the Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR.  Shown with Lohrenz is Martha Denny, regent of Magnolia State Chapter, NSDAR.

 


Across Two Continents

The Jackson Choral Society will present “Across Two Continents”, a choral concert featuring European classical hits that are paired with American spirituals. The concert will be performed April 28, 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and students.


Voting Precinct Changes

More than 12,000 Madison County voters will be voting at a new precinct location after this year.

Beginning in 2019, First Baptist Church of Madison, Highland Chapel and Grace Crossing will no longer serve as Madison County precincts.



News Briefs

MSMA Names Director

Claude Brunson, MD, will be the new executive director of the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA).


Musical

Madison Middle School presented Mary Poppins, Jr. as their school-wide musical. Performing as the Banks family were (from left) Chandler See as Michael, Mary Taylor Spell as Winifred Banks, James Covington as George Banks, and Miller Johnson as Jane.


Black team

Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball black team members are (from left, back) Nolan Canoy, Lake Womack, Robert Watson, Garner Young; (front) Charlie Barbour, Walter George, Garrett Hiers, Matthew Laseter. Not pictured: Gates Lyle.


Children’s Medical Group

By DARREN T. SCOGGIN MD,

One of the challenges parents (and pediatricians!) face is determining if a child is experiencing symptoms consistent with allergies, or if an infectious process is to blame. There is considerable overlap between symptoms of allergies and a cold, and, as with most diagnostic processes in medicine, obtaining a good history is key.




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Breaking News

The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership is looking for a new home.


Obituaries

Ann Klaus Holloman, 80, passed away Sunday May 19. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m... READ MORE


Social

Celebrating March Madness with a college-themed dress day at Jackson Academy were middle school students (from left) Avery Brooks, Mary Peyton Barnette, Mary Will Sykes, Win Hooker, Emory Young, W