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5 things you didn’t know about WRIGHT SCOTT

By NIKKI ROWELL,

He was a member of the Jackson Academy chess club during his high school years. He doesn’t consider himself much of a comic book fan, except for the X-Men. He likes to spend his Sunday mornings out by the lake bird watching. He is an avid tennis player. He has worked at Great Scott in every capacity, from bookkeeping to cleaning.








News Briefs

Eastover Work Planned

Eastover residents will soon have a better road and better water, but they’ll probably have to put up with temporary road closures before they’ll get it.




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Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 










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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.



Jackson Academy RAIDERS

In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.

Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.


second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.





LOCAL LEADERSHIP

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Longtime Ridgeland Alderman Chuck Gautier

The City of Ridgeland sees continuous growth, both commercial and residential. Much of what gets done is spurred along by those who are elected to work for the city.



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Contact advisory expanded to Belhaven Creek, Big Creek

(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) revised its general water contact advisory for the Jackson area to include Big Creek and Belhaven Creek, including a sandbar called “Belhaven Beach,” where it flows into the Pearl River.  These two water bodies are added to the original advisory issued May 16 based on


Outreach

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently welcomed Anne LeBreton, outreach coordinator for Mississippi Blood Services as its speaker. LeBreton thanked the club for their past support and explained the need to donate blood.


Win award

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade.


News Briefs

Purchase Right of Ways

The Hoy Road widening project is still in the preliminary stages, but officials are taking steps to get construction under way.

In March, the mayor and board of aldermen approved invoices for eight rights of way purchases, totaling $55,350.


Special agent

Christopher Freeze, FBI Special Agent in Charge in the Jackson office, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the challenges faced by youth and the importance of focusing resources and attention on those challenges.


Fellow

Karen Bonner, secretary of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, received her Paul Harris Fellowship during a recent meeting. The distinction is awarded after a $1,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation is attained. It is named for founder of the international civic organization.


Wildflowers

Rebecca Cravat Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently met for their final meeting of the year at the home of Saundra Dewey (right.) Donna Russell (left) introduced the speaker, Lynn Porter (center). Mrs. Porter is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in agriculture and horticulture.


Officers and reps

Madison Central High School Senior Student Government Association officers and representatives are (from left, back) representatives Mary Ranie Miller, Tara Amos, Catherine Whitten, Anne Daniel Embry, Brooke Thomas, and Stroud Tolleson; (front) Spencer Castilla (secretary), Cedric Beal (president), Chanu Cherukuri (treasurer), and Parth Malaviy


Heritage officers

New officers for the Heritage Luncheon Club for 2018-19 are (from left, back) Sarah Boswell, assistant treasurer; Judy Keith, corresponding secretary;  Eleana Pope, reporter; Jean Coppenbarger, parliamentarian; Ramona Hill, treasurer; Sheree Dukes, recording secretary, front row: Lynn Macon, president; and Debbie Stamper, vice president .



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PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

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Obituaries

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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.