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Leslie Evalyn Hodge

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.  After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.



Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway


Traveling man

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.

From the sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains, Trey Baxter is ensuring his family sees it all.




Dr. Waymond Lee Rone

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.


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Journey Award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the final assembly of the school year. Recipients of The Journey Award are (from left) Hudson Maxwell, Thabani Maposa, and Charlie Johnson.


Gallery Guild speaker

The Gallery Guild will host Maureen Footer, renown design historian and author, as the fall’s guest lecturer on October 8 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Footer’s topic will be on Christian Dior, art gallerist turned legendary couturier, who created an epic movement in fashion and visual arts.


Mark Chinn

Mark Chinn has been named to the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys list in Mississippi by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA). He was nominated for the honor which was followed by research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. Chinn is associated with Chinn and Associates.


Joshua Green

A true southern gentleman, Joshua Green, Esquire, passed away on August 11, 2019. His family will greatly miss our wise, generous uncle, who as the repository of our family lore, was our treasured storyteller, brilliant wit and raconteur.


On the water

Jack Haynie and his grandson Riley Upshaw, son of Rebecca and Madison Upshaw, enjoyed boating on the reservoir on the fourth of July. Riley proudly and seriously captained the boat.



Pizza party

First graders at First Presbyterian Day School held their annual pizza making party in class. Shown are, from left (back), Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, Evelyn Luckett, (front) Timothy Nations, Jack Polk, Ethan Upchurch, and Eliza Jane Dukes.


HIGH GRADES

At Jackson Academy’s Middle School Awards Day rising sixth graders (from left, back) Anna Martin, Caleb Bidwell, Blake Bartlam, Ebbie Barbour, Samhi Kolapalli, Mary Lamar Chustz, Layla Farmer, Breck Hines; (second row) Ann Revere Davis, Rimes Dehmer, Katherine Gault, Sara Long, Audrey Arnett, Daniel Luzardo, Cash Malouf, Emily Martin, Alex Patt


Solar energy

Keith Key (right) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Key described the progress that has been made in reducing the cost of solar energy systems and the economics of using them with the rebates and tax credits that are available to purchasers of them. Also shown is Greg Campbell.


Cain scholarship

Jackson Academy students Courtney Francois, Sandon Guild, and Zoe Ladner received the Glenn Cain scholarship, which was established in honor of the third headmaster of JA, Glenn Cain. The scholarship is based on academic performance, school citizenship, and service to the institution. The award was for the 2018-19 school year.


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Dorlisa Hutton on SR1 and purpose

Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.



Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.






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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.



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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