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Funniest

Voted Funniest at St. Joseph Catholic School was (from left) Patton Beard and Kaycee Jackson.









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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.

So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.




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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.







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.


Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.



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Jackson Street Updates

Repairs are underway to Jackson Street, which is an MDOT-owned highway stretching from Highway 51 to I-55.

Ridgeland Public Works Director Mike McCollum said the project was halted for a short time due to work on Colony Park Boulevard.



Get well greetings

Jackson Academy middle schoolers (from left, back) Alex Guild, Madilyn Ray, Cooper Flechas, Jeffrey Gao, Addi Roberts; (front) Cooper Rodgers, Davis Meeks and Miller Whittington participated in a division-wide project to create “get well soon” cards for patients at Batson Children’s Hospital.

 


Crack the whip

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

My cruise-mate Edrie Royals and Jackson companions Margaret Vise, Ann Barksdale, Carole Kirkland and I were on a Danube River cruise and our boat had docked near Kalosca, Hungary.

The tour Edrie and I had picked out for this stop was the cowboy rodeo in Kalosca.


News Briefs

R’land Police Offer Safe Place

The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.

Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.


Spirited

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Most School Spirit are (from left) Frances Hill and Parker Daily.


Positive decline in opioids

The intense focus in the news media, in the medical community and in both state and federal governments to America’s opioid epidemic may be getting the message across.

New data out last week shows that the number of prescriptions filled for opioid painkillers fell by nine percent nationwide, their biggest decline in 25 years.


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Public Hearing Set

A public hearing to discuss the proposed amendments to the city of Ridgeland’s zoning ordinance has been set for March 5 at 6 p.m.


Colorful

Covenant Presbyterian Preschoolers enjoying learning colors by having color dress days. Celebrating the color red are (from left) William Smith, Anna Kathryn Hinshaw, Hassen Torrey, Lucy Maddux, Abigail Doe, Evelyn Kalka, and Andrew Seymour.


Spectrum

First Lady Deborah Bryant and her sister Diane recently visited the Spectrum Academy at New Summit School.  The purpose of the Spectrum Academy is to enhance the lives of each student and to expand the breadth of services available in the autism community.


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Breaking News

The Jackson People’s Assembly in partnership with the City of Jackson is launching the City of... READ MORE

Obituaries

William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned... READ MORE

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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.