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Riverside project stymied by lack of funding and unforeseen issues

Four years after it was approved by Jackson’s one-percent oversight commission, the Riverside Drive Reconstruction Project has yet to get off the drawing board.

Part of the reason is the city is still determining how to pay for it. Part of it is the second phase might require more work than initially expected.




lasting tribute

Stadium gate named in honor of longtime supporters of University of Mississippi

New signage at Gate 14 of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will serve as a lasting tribute to University of Mississippi alumnus Northsiders Roger Friou and his wife, Susie, who have made a major gift in support of Ole Miss athletics.





City progresses with efforts to hire consultant for long term capital improvement plan

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A private consultant could be in place this summer to help the city determine how to address its water, sewer and road needs.

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s administration is in talks with a team of consultants interested in helping the city draw up a long-range capital improvement plan.




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praise play

The First Presbyterian Day School kindergarten presented the play “Barnyard Praise” for family and friends. Shown are (from left, back) Angie Thigpen, Jennifer Morgan;


Player honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Jenny, Will and Lee Atkins.

 



Souper volunteers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh-grade National Junior Honor Society candidates volunteered at the Salvation Army Souper Bowl. They greeted guests and bussed tables at the annual event where local restaurants provide soups and desserts, which, along with a silent auction, supports the charitable mission of the Salvation Army.



Coach correspondence

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School practiced letter writing by writing to football coaches in the Southeastern Conference. Many received notes in return. Shown are (from left) Ellis Rich, Walker Dreher, Rand Woodson and Worth McGehee.

 


Receives award

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) received the Sam Mompongo Award at the Habitat International Affiliate Conference recently held in Atlanta, for tithing $1 million to Habitat’s work internationally over the last three decades.


City business

Jackson Ward 1 City Councilman Ashby Foote recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Councilman Foote updated club members and guest on improvements with the city’s water/sewer system collections, street repair and other city business. Shown are (from left) Greg Campbell, Wyatt Emmerich who introduced the speaker, and Foote.


Kind words

Jackson Academy’s fifth grade students designed posters for a campaign encouraging their peers to use kind words, especially on social media. Hanging posters throughout campus with help from ninth-grader Fran Wilkirson are (from left) Brennon Shorter, Jake Pratt, Shelby Grant and Miller Whittington.

 


PERS news

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed guest speaker Ray Higgins, executive director of PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi).


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Lake Caroline

South Madison county subdivision continues to grow and attract homeowners

Thirty years after the dam on Lake Caroline got under way, the Madison County neighborhood is still growing and still going strong.




McGinnis on Academy of Ancient Music

Richard McGinnis is president of the Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. McGinnis, who co-founded the group in 1982 with Max Garriott, is a professor of chemistry at Tougaloo College. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his master’s in chemistry from Harvard University.




back on course

By SUSAN CHRISTENSEN,

Cossar enjoying recovery after reaction to cancer immunotherapy drug leaves him paralyzed. John “Bones” Cossar has been flaunting his golf scorecard lately.

But it has nothing to do with proving whether he eagled, birdied or parred.





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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.





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).


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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Breaking News

(May 21, 2019,  Jackson, Miss.) Claude W. Harbarger, FACHE, has informed St. Dominic’s... READ MORE


Obituaries

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


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Aaron Pelch, interim athletic director and head football coach at Millsaps College, has been formally named as athletic director. Pelch will continue to serve as head football coach.