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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.



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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Gallery Guild forum

The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones.


Royal Rendezvous

Royal Rendezvous is the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County’s (JAMC) largest charity event that helps raise funds for annual projects and programs to help serve the children and community of Madison County. The 2019 Spirit of the Crown recipient is Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.



College sports

Jackson Academy seniors (from left) Trent Tyre, John Raines Jr., and Sam Ciaccio committed to play collegiate sports at a signing ceremony recently held in the school’s learning commons.


Finding their way

St. Richard Catholic School began its  school year with the annual “Back to School” night where students are able to meet their teacher, get a preview of their classroom, and learn what after school activities will be available in StR’s “CASA” enrichment program. Shown are Sarah and Liam Smith on their way to preview the Pre-K3 classroom.


Car show

Mike Marsh, founder of Eurofest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show, was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Neddie Winters, Marsh and Tom Johnson.


Michelle Owens

Michelle Owens, M.D., an OB-GYN, was recently named a Doctor of Distinction by the Mississippi State Medical Association. MSMA Doctors of Distinction are named after they complete the full course of the MSMA Physician Leadership Academy, which trains them to be leaders and advocates.


New member

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a new member installation recently.  In the absence of the Chapter Chaplain, Debbie Cannon, Annandale Regent, (left) conducted the new member installation for Carole Leach (right).

 


Chi Alpha Mu members

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman, Anna Blaire Bryant, Callie Knotts; (third row) Addi Shelton, Maggie McMillan, Chase Thompson, Tyler Reeves, Reid Sushenia, Walker Box, Colton Holman,


ja carnival

Jackson Academy’s annual fall carnival is scheduled Tuesday, October 16 on the school’s Raider field. This community-wide event features a bake sale with a rich history and wide array of home-baked goods; a costume contest with categories from “scariest” to “funniest”; a pumpkin decoration contest, jump houses and so much more.


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Breaking News

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE


Obituaries

Social

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