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Thursday, August 17, 2017
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CANTON — Nissan’s Bo Green, a 14-year veteran of the plant and among the 60 percent voting down the union last week, just wants the UAW to leave so they can get back to work.

While the United Auto Workers filed new charges with the National Labor Relations Board shortly before polls closed on Friday, it’s unclear what’s next or when or if there can be another union vote.
  • Two from Ridgeland reappointed to Board of Certified Court Reporters
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM Freelance court reporter Amanda Magee Wootton and attorney LeAnn W. Nealey, both of Ridgeland, have been reappointed to the Mississippi Board of Certified Court Reporters.

    Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. signed an order in July reappointing Wootton and Nealey to two-year terms on the Board.
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  • Families First holding teen rally in Jackson Sept. 7
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Phil Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the State to include educational and innovative programs on healthy choices to engage teens.

    Families First is working to promote healthy choices amongst teens, which impacts many of the leading challenges within the state of Mississippi.
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  • State nursing board aids local school children
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM The Mississippi Board of Nursing recently donated school supplies to children serviced by Youth Villages. Youth Villages supports children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health concerns by providing professional support and stable environments across the state of Mississippi.

    Members of the Mississippi Board of Nursing and their staff members collected school supplies at recent meetings and delivered the supplies this morning to the Youth Villages headquarters in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
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  • Wicker tours Canton telehealth operations
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM CANTON — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker toured T1 Telehealth here Tuesday in an effort to explore future opportunities to open telehealth access points throughout the state.

    “Mississippi is one of our nation’s telehealth pioneers. Our leadership comes from years of work to advance telehealth services and their delivery to the patients that need them,” Wicker said. “T1 Telehealth uses a unique telehealth model to
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  • Fall social next week for League
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM The Jackson Symphony League will host their annual membership social next Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and feature fall fashions from Palm Avenue, a Lily Pulitzer Signature store located at the Renaissance in Ridgeland. Read More
  • Bruin Sports Radio to air St. Joe football live starting with Friday’s season-opener against Newton
    MADISON – Bruin Sports Radio’s team of award-winning high school journalists will once again broadcast all the action from St. Joseph Catholic School football every Friday night live on the Internet and WJXC Jackson.

     Live coverage of football begins Friday, Aug. 18, when the Bruins open the 2017 season at home against the Newton Tigers – a re-match of a first-round playoff game last fall that St. Joe won in the closing seconds. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Bill Raphael Field.
  • Canton charter school meeting draws support
    Residents of Canton showed up last Thursday at the Multipurpose building to voice their support for a proposed charter school in the area.

    About 40 people attended the public hearing hosted by the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board and SR1, a Ridgeland-based nonprofit that focuses on tutoring and education in STEM courses. The school would be called SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy in Canton.
  • Nearly 40 marijauna plants and operations uncovered
    A 61-year-old woman was arrested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Monday for allegedly growing marijuana out of her home in the Germantown neighborhood.

    Elizabeth Baldwin Weidman, 141 Munich Dr., was arrested after the Sheriff’s Office received a tip about marijuana at the house. She was charged with felony manufacturing of marijuana while in possession of a firearm.
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  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 4:1-9
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM We have observed in the book of Exodus that God makes plain his purposes to Moses; what he is going to do, why he is doing it, and what the result will be. God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. He told Moses his name, that he is “I am”, meaning that he has always existed, always will, and is infinitely over his creation. Read More
  • EDITORIALS/The old 3-2 road punch
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM Our readers, no doubt, have heard of the old 1-2, when someone is punched in the gut, crumples over and they’re punched in the face before they really know what hit them, like a Mike Tyson knock out.

    In Madison County, there’s the old
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  • LOWRY/Google’s hypocrisy
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM The first thing to know about the instantly infamous “anti-diversity screed” written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn’t anti-diversity or a screed.

    The loaded description, widely used in the press and on social media, is symptomatic of the pearl-clutching over the memo, which questions the premises and effectiveness of Google’s diversity policies.
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  • BROOKS/Getting Trump out of my brain
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM Last week The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind works. But as I tried to click the link a Bartleby-like voice in my head said, “I would prefer not to.” I tried to click again and the voice said: “No thanks. I’m full.”

    For the past two years Trump has taken up an amazing
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  • BIER/Ignorant immigration reform
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00 PM This article appeared on The New York Times on August 4, 2017.

    Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia recently introduced a bill that they said would cut legal immigration to the United States by 50 percent. They are right about that, but nearly everything else that they have said about their bill is false or misleading.
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  • Canton Academy Lady Panthers win their 4th Consecutive MAIS Class AA Track and Field State Championship
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM The Canton Academy Lady Panthers went into the 2017 track and field season with a lot of spaces to fill from the 2016 state championship team. That team graduated several seniors that participated in multiple events. Under the leadership of Head Coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams, the Lady Panthers proved they were back to defend their state crown. They scored 151 points and had six state champions in individual events to Claim their 4th consecutive Class AA Track and Field Championship on May 6th at Jackson Prep. Read More
  • Canton Academy Boys Track Team wins the 2017 MAIS AA Track and Field State Championship
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM The Canton Academy Boys Track Team won their first state championship in track since 1999 on May 6th at Jackson Prep. Led by head coach Ben Williams and assistant coaches, Kenner Purvis, Craig Bowman and A.B. Williams the boys team scored 102 points and accumulated two state champions in individual events to win the AA State Championship. Read More
  • Murray State next stop for Gilmore
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON – Devin Gilmore quickly became a fan favorite upon his arrival at MRA four years ago for his aerial exploits and vast array of jaw-dropping dunks.  

     The Patriots’ high-flying swingman formally announced on Tuesday he will be taking that high-wire act nearly six hours north to Murray, Kentucky – home to Murray State, site of Gilmore’s college destination of choice.
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  • MRA tennis duo wins championship
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:00 PM  RIDGELAND – First things first, Isaac Johnson and Gray Johnson are not brothers.

    “I mean, we look so much alike can’t you tell,” deadpanned Gray, tongue in cheek.

    Neither is adopted, either, although they often joke about it. “It’s his week this week,” Isaac said, with a big grin as he pointed toward his playing partner.
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  • Father and son bond through weightlifting, prep for event
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM A St. Joseph High School junior discovers a love for powerlifting that brings him even closer to his dad.

    Pat Frascogna, 54, and his only son, 17-year-old, Franco, do all the usual things a father and son do together with one exception; they are training for the competitive powerlifting circuit, too.  Pat was a competitive powerlifter some decades ago but, as he says, "the tyranny of life dictated my time be spent away from the weightroom".
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  • Our precious little angel, Bender James Davis, of Madison,  passed away peacefully on August 10, 2017. During his short time here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends.

    His life was a brief gift to us that will live on as his heart valves were donated and received by those who were in need. Bender joins his Grandfather James Davis of Florence, his Great Grandparents Rankin and Lois Bender of Mobile, in Heaven. He is survived by his mother and father, Jordan and
  • Paul Ray Hegwood, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in Madison surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 4, 2017.  

    A memorial service was held August 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church Madison. Graveside services followed at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Mr. Hegwood, a native of Jackson, was born January 15, 1945, to Willie James Hegwood, Jr. and Marjorie Ruth Hegwood. He was a graduate of Provine High School Class of 1963 and Mississippi State University.
  • Dr. Lawrence "Larry" E. Ousterhout of Madison, MS, born Jan. 20, 1922, in Deming, NM, died Aug. 9, 2017.

     Larry was preceded in death by wife of 55 years, Marie, son, Glenn, daughter-in-law, Beau, and parents, George and Lila Mae.  Survived by children Nancy Cropp  and husband (Mike) of Dallas, TX, Julia of Kirksville, MO, David & wife Linda of Narragansett, RI, Paula Bussard & husband Chuck of Carlisle, PA, Lloyd & wife Guyolyn of Pelahatchie, MS, Keith & wife Lisa of Brandon, MS; grandchildren Michael Cropp & wife April, David Anthony & wife Harriet, Maria Lowe & husband Matt, Christopher Bussard & wife Maria, Alex Bussard, Nathan Bussard, TJ Houck, Jason Houck & wife Jaclyn, Bradley Houck & wife Raven, Brett Quon & husband Jason, Ariel Gainey & husband Jody, Emaleigh Ousterhout, Emily Manuel & husband Gage, Tommy
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