Today's Top Stories

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.

Easter hats

Grade students at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Jordyn Funchess, Triston Donovan, Betsy Beard, Haley Barbour, Camden Alman, Callie Ghere; (second row) Daulton Lynskey, Tommy Litton, Colton Ogden, Gabriella Lomax, Neely Catherine Usry; (front) Hayden Warren, Tanner Ueltschey, Pettey Sandifer, and Knox Seward decorated Easter hats to wear for

Cheer for Mardi Gras

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood students celebrated Mardi Gras by forming the Krewe of Little Saints and parading for the first to fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way. Shown are (from left) Haylee Robinson, Cara Hall, Thara Christian, and Riya Roda.



St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s middle school recently announced fifth, sixth and seventh-graders eligible for participation in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP).

Servant leaders

Dr. Barbara Johnson, instructor for the school of nursing at Belhaven University, spoke recently to the Madison Lions Club. She explained their motto, “to serve, not to be served” with a goal to educate servant leaders who seek integrity, justice and compassion through their calling in the healthcare industry.


Michele Baker, coordinator of the Crossroads Film Festival, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson about the festival, which will celebrate its 19th anniversary in April. This year’s festival will include films from across the United States and 26 countries, including 32 films from Mississippi.

Patricia Dianne Brown

Funeral services were held April 10 at Moorhead Baptist Church in Moorhead for Patricia Dianne Brown of Ridgeland. The Rev. Ray Bridges officiated. Burial followed in Moorhead Cemetery.

Patricia Dianne Brown, 68, passed away April 7 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson.

Alumni awards

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held its annual Alumni Awards Day, recognizing the school’s outstanding alumni. This year’s winners are (from left) Alex Purvis ’94, St. Andrew’s Loyalty Award, and Seleta Reynolds ’94, Distinguished Alumna of the Year. Purvis and his wife, Mary, have two children, both of whom are current St.

Easter Performance

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers performed an Easter program for parents and friends. Shown are (from left, back) Will Miley, Aaliyah Mangana, Knox Nicholas, Sarah Day, Lofton Meeks, Annabelle Mayer; (front) Logan Torres, Lewis Grubbs, August Harrington, Solomia Peipon, Beau Wright, William Johnson, and Jackson Steadman.




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