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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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Lifesong

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented the play “Lifesong” to family and friends. Shown are (from left) Wade Smith, Jonathan Nations, Wil Franklin Collins, Aili Leggett, Addison Dungey, and Kennedy Buchanan.

 


Start the day

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. The day’s festivities began as football players, cheerleaders and dancers greeted Early Childhood Center and Lower School students at carpool and visited classrooms. Shown are (from left) Alex Waan and David Caddle.

 


Honored for excellence

Catherine Bennett (right) from New Summit School received the Metro Teacher Honoree Award of Excellence from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.  Bennett was one of 12 selected from more than 100  nominees. The award is designed to elevate the teaching profession by recognizing and awarding teachers.


Interaction

At the Jackson Academy Club Fair (from left) Burkette Moulder, Camille Felder, Gabrielle Morris, and Ashton Berry represented the newly formed Upper School Interact Club, a service group that connects students to local and national charitable organizations.


run 100

Jackson Academy rising fourth grade students who ran 100 miles or more in Running Club this year were (from left, back) Alexander Weems, Charlie Voyles, Slates Veazey, Henson Tyler, Gus Summers, Zoe Sprayberry, Peyton Smith, Gloria Helen Scott; (second row) Brandon Parker, J.


Senior Jenson Williams

Senior Jenson Williams gives everything she has in the anchor leg of her relay team going on to earn the first place ribbon, points for the varsity girls team, and eventually a first place finish for the Panthers varsity girls

 

 

 



Developmental tennis

The 2019 Jackson Prep developmental team includes (from left, back) Head Coach Rachel Causey, Mont Mitchell, Sam Leggett, Alex Mullen, Worth Hewitt, Harry McHenry, Ryan Fisackerly, Bennett Herring, Charles Walker Waddell, Matthew Laseter; (front) Maggie Birdsall, Madeline Dyess, Lauren Johnson, Rosemary McClintock, Alexis Renee Heath, Annie Tic


Most charming

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most Charming are (from left) Sara Wilson Fielder and Eli Ridgeway.


Life giving

The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Anna LeBreton, outreach coordinator, Mississippi Blood Services, to speak at a recent meeting. LeBreton described the importance of blood and platelet donations for people who depend on this for their lives. Shown are (from left) Rotary President Neddie Winters, LeBreton, and Kenny Windham.


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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.