By the time you read this in print, we’ll know the election runoff results. It will be a shocker if Bill Waller Jr. wins and does a like-father-like-son upset over a heavily favored and well funded sitting lieutenant governor.
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Gubernatorial runoffs are a rare occurrence in Mississippi’s history. In fact, the most recent was nearly three decades ago. Like so many of you, I have struggled to reach a decision on the right plan of action in this runoff election.
A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.
Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes has introduced an ordinance to rename Parham Bridges Park to Parham Bridges/Frances Fortner Park.
Freeland Harris Magruder, Jr. 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries on July 10, 2019, sixteen days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN, the son of Freeland Harris Magruder, Sr., and Adele Critz Magruder.
It wasn’t my first assignment, but it came early in my days as a newspaper reporter when I was mostly writing obituaries and police news. It’s a chore I never assigned when I later became an editor, nor do I recommend it to today’s bosses.
Medical marijuana ballot initiative signatures submitted
Mississippians for Compassionate Care submitted 105,686 certified signatures from registered voters to the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office, placing medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot. [Steve Wilson]
Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce Ishee, Brewer Hughes, Wilson Benton, Ridge Futral.
If Northsiders think the grass in the a little taller than usual along the interstate, they’d be right.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) are struggling to keep up with maintaining the medians, in part, because of the heavy rains.
Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland, MS, surrounded by friends and family including her son, Bert Rosson Jr., her sister, Suzanne Case of McComb and niece Rebecca Case Lawler of New Orleans.
Northsiders were among the 1,254 SPRING graduates from Hinds Community College.
The Ridgeland Costco likely has been slowed down due to inclement weather, meaning the store will likely be opened this summer, rather than the spring.
She loves being active and doesn’t like to sit still.
She collects Herend figurines.
She’s crafty and knows how to sew and knit.
She can use a jackhammer well.
She and her husband plan trips with their twins and plan to take them to every state.
More than 35,000 faulty water meters were installed as part of the city’s $91 million energy performance contract with Siemens.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.
The city of Jackson appears poised to finally take legal action against Siemens.
At its meeting tomorrow, the city council will consider bringing on Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
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Northsider Jeff Bonner shared this photo of a Mississippi cougar with us. It came courtesy of his friend, Clarksdale dentist Bill Wilson, who took the photo from the window of his office at 850 North DeSoto in Clarksdale.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sims of Madison announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Joshua Allen Sims, to Lindsey Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Clay of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Greg Wilson of Roanoke, Ala.
Allen Ryu, Ishan Bhatt, Julia Mitchell, and Henry Sanders
Garret Grove, St. Joseph Catholic School senior, has been named Mississippi’s High School Journalist of the Year by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association. Grove is a reporter, anchor and weathercaster for St. Joe’s award-winning, student-produced, weekly newscast Bruin News Now.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most School Spirit were (from left) Mary Riels Jefferys and David Purvis.
At Jackson Academy’s Middle School’s 2018-19 Awards Day, rising eighth graders (from left) Anna Margaret Hooker, Gautam Ray, Alex Guild, Sydney Thaxton, and Titus Taylor were recognized for scholastic excellence in their work and for making significant contributions to the study of a specific subject area.
Hannah Brady was voted most talented in drama performance at Madison Central High School for the 2018-2019 school year
Covenant Presbyterian preschool two-year-olds are enjoying a unit on bugs. Wearing their bug hats they made are (from left) Sam Seacrest, Will Kalka, and Bronson Barrier.
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.
The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed the 2019-2020 Rotary Scholarship winners at a recent meeting. The four scholarship recipients are Justin Kelly, Ciara Garret, Alashija Johnson, and Brittany Barnes. Shown with them are (from left) Neddie Winters, Barnes, Garrett, Johnson, Kelly, and Sandra Shelson.
Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.