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Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City to set vote for Fondren Business Improvement District

The Fondren business community is one step closer to having a new way to fund beautification, security and other public improvements that cannot be paid for by local government.





Hamlin’s career changes from the pulpit to politics

By NIKKI ROWELL,

When Ridgeland Alderman Wes Hamlin was in college and imagined what his future might be like, he saw himself in the pulpit, not in politics.

However, over the years, Hamlin saw a shift in his career choice, partly thanks to his circumstances and the influence of family members. He went on to become Ridgeland’s youngest alderman.



Prison death

Fifteen deaths of Mississippi inmates in one month is normal? That’s what this state’s corrections commissioner, Pelicia Hall, claims.



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Josie Bidwell on lifestyle medicine

Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.

 




Northside student’s article on insulin published in national scientific journal

Arko Dhar, a student at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, recently published a scientific manuscript titled, “Development of Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster and Characterization of Anti-Diabetic Effects of Resveratrol and Pterostilbene” in the Journal of Emerging Investigators.







SEC Showdown

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Crosstown rivals to meet in annual grudge match Sept. 7

Two college football standouts will be putting their coaching skills to the test Friday, when the Bruins and the Saints take the field in their annual rivalry matchup.

The game, formerly known as the Holy War, is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday, September 7.


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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.








Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


Trying Again

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district

District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.

The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.


SESSION OUTLOOK

Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018

Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.


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Support mission

Sisters Anne Fair (left) and Charlotte Lucas (right) raised $254 from a recent lemonade stand that they donated to Mission First, First Presbyterian Day School’s 2017-2018 school-wide mission project. Also shown is Head of School Gary Herring (center).


Mary Poppins

Jackson Academy’s performance of “Mary Poppins” promises to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, with a cast of students including (from left) Lucy Allen, Latham Nance, Reese Overstreet, and Willis Thigpen. The show runs October 28-30 and November 4-5, with evening performances at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays.


Toys for tots

Olde Tyme Commissary has teamed up with students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School to collect donations for the annual Toys for Tots Drive. Toys may be dropped off at Olde Tyme Commissary in the Renaissance in Ridgeland through December 15.




JV Football Winners

Jackson Prep junior high football awards winners include (from left) Seth Cook – Captain and Impact Players; Matt Jones – Most Valuable Player and Captain; Braedon Mabry – Most Valuable Defensive Player and Captain; Drew Laird – Patriot Award; John Henry Andress – Patriot Award.


Honor Roll

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

President’s List

Northsiders were recently listed to the Mississippi State University President’s List for the fall semester.



Brownies

A group of members of the Brownie troop meeting at First Presbyterian Day School held a sidewalk cookie sale to benefit Mission First. Presenting a check for $250 to Head of School Gary Herring (back) are (from left, front) Grace Creasey, Lucy Smith, Tinsely Ferris, Elizabeth Mann, Katherine Ritchie, and Anne Fair Lucas.



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Social

Jackson Prep 2018 varsity softball team include (from left, back) Head Coach Cory Caton; Drea Morgan, McKinley Weeks, Maddie Newman, Colby Ray, Raylei McKinney, Sydney Ray, Assistant Coach Shane B