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William Sherman Sampson Jr.

William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned, MS. Bill was the first of 5 children in is family and was born at Fort Ft McClellan in Alabama July 2, 1944. Bill grew up in Jackson, MS and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football his entire life.


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Remembering Quentin Compson

By JAY WIENER,

More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent


Hiding from the public

A board that oversees millions of dollars in state emergency communication funds continues to stymie efforts for transparency, leaving just one question to be answered: what is this group trying to hide?



Popsicles

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners enjoyed popsicles in Company, the after school program. Students included (from left) Elijah Hindman, Charlie Chandler, Metta Margaret Ferris, Reid Hurley, and Charlie Davis.


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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.



Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.





Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 



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.

 


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DONATE TO CHILDREN

For the holiday season, the Mississippi Community Education Center and New Learning Resources Online donated special items to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Toys and books were purchased for the children hospitalized during the holidays.  The gifts, with Santa’s help were delivered to each patient.


Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Raymond, Isabella and Florence Fraser.


Bike Club

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School upper school students in the Bike Club are (from left, back) Rush Lacoste, Audrey Funkhouser, John Ray, Warner Speed, Brooks Lacoste, Trey Gray, John Sistrunk, Ian Espy, Forrest Hutchison, Miles Baker; (front) faculty sponsors Grace Self and Przemek Tokarski.


Chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School fourth-graders who served as acolytes during a recent chapel service are (from left) Elias Abraham, Garvan Leo, Jillian Hagerman, Mary Mac Sorrell, Emma Shahbazyan, Will Crowder, and Kael Chadwick.


Medical missionaries

Doctors Troy and Farrah Newman (from left, back) spoke to students at First Presbyterian Day School about their experiences serving as medical missionaries at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. Before moving to Africa, the Newman children attended FPDS.


Baseball for HCC

Connor Carter, senior at Germantown High School, signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Hinds Community College.  Shown are (from left, back) Drew Crowell, Wesley Bolden, Brian Hardy, TJ Grissom, Presley Hill; (front) Lesley, Connor and Christian Carter.


Squanto day

Understanding the history and traditions of Thanksgiving is one of the lessons of Squanto Day at Jackson Academy, where second grade students share a special meal with one another. A second lesson is to share the meal and fellowship with grateful hearts.


Most talented

Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Most Talented were (from left) Meriwether Marchetti and Charlie Davis.


Football offense

Jackson Prep recently presented football varsity awards. Receiving the MAIS 2017 Offensive award are team members (from left) Reed Peets, Most Valuable Back; Caleb Gay, Most Valuable Lineman; Forrest Smith, Most Valuable Lineman; Jake Maloney, Most Valuable Receiver.



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