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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.


Workplace wellness

Murray Harber, executive director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health (MBGH) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Harber informed club members and guests about wellness and health in the workplace. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at the Rickhouse in Jackson at noon on Tuesdays.




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.


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


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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Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.





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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


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The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland