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One of the biggest stars in recent baseball history will be sharing at a luncheon this week how Jesus Christ shaped his life.

plans have changed for the Green Oak Lane intersection, which will connect Reunion Parkway, phase three, within the next few years.

Nathan Shrader is assistant professor of political science and director of American Studies at Millsaps College.

Rowan Brinston celebrates 60 years with Beemons and soon hitting 90 years of living

Rowan Brinston joined Beemon Drugs in 1958, the iconic pharmacy sold ice cream, had a soda fountain and a grill.

Heart Association plans luncheon

Crews were working today to repair a collapsed sewer main at the corner of Ridgewood Road and Northside Drive.

The cave-in was reported on April 13. Since then, the area has been reduced to two lanes, while crews make repairs.

Promising early education program

If Mississippi is going to make significant inroads into raising the educational attainment of its citizens, the most effective way to do that is to start early.

Brain research and academic studies have shown that if children fall behind during the first couple years of schooling, the chance of them ever catching up is slim.


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.



Court of honor

Michael Hederman (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project benefitted Magnolia Speech School.  Hederman is a fourth generation Eagle Scout since Troop 8 was chartered by First Baptist Jackson in 1921.


Rotary speaker

Mike Hurst Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Hurst informed club members and guests what the U.S. Attorney’s office does, some recent accomplishments and Project EJECT, a joint crime fighting task force with local law officers.



Crime Report

Madison Crime

The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:

Ash Tree Lane - grand larceny, April 11;

Baptist Drive - larceny report, March 26;

Baptist Drive - lost property, March 28;

Beaumont Drive - petit larceny, April 7;

Chestnut Drive - petit larceny, April 6;


Lions club meets

Attorney General Jim Hood was the guest speaker for a recent meeting of the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Dan D’Amico, Stacey Philley, Hood, Greg Shows, and Chris Johnson.




SPRING LUNCHEON

The Jackson Symphony League’s spring luncheon will be held May 2 under tents in front of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Ridgeland. A champagne reception at 11:30 a.m. opens the annual event followed by a seated lunch. A business meeting with the election of new officers is planned.





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