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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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Chi Alpha Mu members

Jackson Prep Chi Alpha Mu 2019 members include (from left, back) Will Skipper, Sam Stogner, Jackie Chen, Harrison Jones, William Walker, Maddox Noe, Walker Headley, Jeffrey Jordan, George Pittman, Anna Blaire Bryant, Callie Knotts; (third row) Addi Shelton, Maggie McMillan, Chase Thompson, Tyler Reeves, Reid Sushenia, Walker Box, Colton Holman,


STAR student

Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 STAR student and teacher are (from left) Randolph H. Maxwell and Andrew S. Dickson. The Mississippi Economic Council sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among high school students.



The secret garden

Garden Club of Jackson member and rose expert, Miriam Ethridge, has selected several of her favorite antique roses for purchase in The Secret Garden gift shop.  Miriam will be on hand to offer tips on these hardier varieties.  The Secret Garden is part of the club’s fund-raiser, scheduled April 20-21, will also offer garden tools, original artw



Eagle Scout

Henry Greaves Jr.  (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project benefitted Gateway Rescue Mission.  Greaves is a member of Troop 8 at First Baptist Jackson and is in the ninth-grade. He is shown with his parents Henry and Lisa Greaves.


Bunny arrives

The Easter Bunny came early for the children of Reunion Madison thanks to the volunteer work of the assistant bunnies (from left) Lynzy Presley, Kim Ferguson, Amy Evans, Sara Watts, Keli Ballard, Katie Mitchell, Heather Wood and Bonnie Wester.


Recognition

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized as Builders of Peer Support. Shown are (back) Head of Middle School Tim Alford; (front, from left) Lizzie Cochran, Sameer Tipnis, Finley Bergin, Harrison Bobbitt, Jenina Huang, Ally Hamilton, Elle White, and Jillian Wright.


JV volleyball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the 2018-19 junior varsity volleyball team are (from left, back) Ashley McCaughan, Sage Sharp, Mary Elizabeth Needham, Ebun Opata, Betsy Burrow, Isabella Flores; (front) Kaitlin Wade, Mallie Thomas, Sophie Lewis, Celestina Retumban, and Caroline Lowery.


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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.