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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.


Connection

Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.

Sports are a hobby for many, but one Northsider understands the connections that can be gained through sports.


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Jimmy Ray Beard

Jimmy Ray Beard, 84, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died June 30, 2019, at his home in Ridgeland, Mississippi due to complications of heart disease. 




The Great Kapok Tree Bees

St. Richard third grade students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Participating were (from left) Mayce Laird, Kylie Grace Talley, and Erin Wynter.






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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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Success

Madison Central High School seniors awarded most likely to succeed are (from left) John Martin Paczak and Mary Ranie Miller.



State recognition

Twelve Jackson Academy seventh-graders (from back, left) Ava Ladner, Elizabeth Copeland, Jeffery Gao, Parker Yarborough, Samuel Long, Camille Towery; (front) Bailey Berry, Sydney Grace Hewitt, Cade Breland, Lucy Elfert, Houston Hearn, and Dev Sharma earned state recognition for their performance in the Duke TIP program during the 2017-2018 scho


Officer of the quarter

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored Officer Jeremy Jefferson from the Jackson Police Department as the Officer of the Quarter. Officer Jefferson was recognized for his quick actions in capturing a suspect who wounded another officer. Shown are (from left) Rotarian Edley Jones, Officer Jefferson, and Commander James McGowan.


Royal Rendezvous

Royal Rendezvous is the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County’s (JAMC) largest charity event that helps raise funds for annual projects and programs to help serve the children and community of Madison County. The 2019 Spirit of the Crown recipient is Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.


Scholarship presentation

Madison Ridgeland Academy fifth-grader Isabella Bentley received the Leigh Ann Ward Scholarship, one of the highest honors in the elementary this year. Dr. and Mrs. Ward established an Endowment Fund in memory of their daughter, Leigh Anne, who taught at MRA for 12 years.



AdvancED STEM

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler issued a proclamation recognizing St. Anthony Catholic School for its AdvancED STEM Certification. Shown are (from left) Cyndie Robertson, Butler, Jim Bell, and Stephanie Brown.



Mardi Gras fun

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Early Childhood students celebrated Mardi Gras by forming the Krewe of Little Saints and parading for the first to fourth-graders, tossing beads to the cheering throngs along the way. Shown are (from left) Uwe Azomani, Collins Calder, Laurel Bergin, Catherine Tieu, and Olivia Thompson.

 


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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.