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Ubering in Jackson

By NIKKI ROWELL,

A pregnant woman, Italian blues guitarist and a serviceman, Clark Carpenter never knows who will end up getting into his car.

That’s because he’s one of more than 16,000 drivers employed across the globe as an Uber driver.



Crisler Boone on Baptist Foundation

Crisler Boone is the new executive director of the Baptist Health Foundation, responsible for helping raise money that makes any healthcare at Baptist more affordable and more comfortable. Boone was born and raised in Jackson and graduated from Jackson Prep and Millsaps. She and her two sons were born at Baptist as well.




Joseph Rigby on First Responders work

First Responders of Mississippi (FROM) is an organization that focuses on helping all first responders in need, whether a whole department needs extra equipment or a first responder’s family needs help. Seven months old, the organization already has support from the Jackson community and plans to stretch across the state of Mississippi.


NURSE RUCKER

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

St. Dominic’s community program leads to fulfilling life working with elementary students

“I am blessed to do what I do. I get to play every day as much as I work,” said Patricia Rucker, Mannsdale Elementary lower school nurse.

Patricia didn’t always have her mind set on nursing, but she always knew she wanted to help others.



Ebony Lumumba on MOJO nonprofit

Ebony Lumumba is balancing a full load. She’s a mother and a college professor, a doctoral student and Jackson’s first lady. On top of that, she recently founded Mothers Obtaining Justice and Opportunity (MOJO), a new nonprofit that focuses on providing support to mothers seeking their education.




Jackson Academy

By RACHEL EASON,

Special to the Sun

 

Jackson Academy senior Randolph H. Maxwell, “Dolph,” has been named the school’s STAR Student for the 2017-2018 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.



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