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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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By ANTHONY WARREN,

Revamped Precinct Four beats result in crime downswing.

A plan implemented seven years ago to reduce crime on the Northside has apparently paid off.




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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Working

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Revamped Precinct Four beats result in crime downswing.

A plan implemented seven years ago to reduce crime on the Northside has apparently paid off.


Jackson boil water notices lifted

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:

• [4500-4699] Village Drive; 39206

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:






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. 



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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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Varsity tennis

Jackson Prep’s varsity team awards went to (from left) Hannah-Grace Berch, Patriot Award; Graham Roberson, Coaches Award; Neely Wood, Coaches Award; Neil Marchetti, Patriot Award; Madeline Claire Hughes, Impact Player; Russell Roberts, Most Valuable Player; Mackenzie Nichols, Most Valuable Player; Jack Turnage, Outstanding Manager; Olivia Moore


Stars

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Star Students and Teachers are (from left) Lou Ann McKibben, Morgan Williams, Kimberly Van Uden, Graham Roberson, David Hogue, Mary Margaret Mitchell, Marsha Hobbs and Gregory Vance. The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B.


Five stars

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has five students honored in the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program this year. The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the STAR Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students.


News Briefs

R’land’s Legislative Wants

With the 2019 legislative session under way, Mayor Gene McGee revealed some of his top priorities.

“This legislative session we are going to support what the Mississippi Municipal League (MML) is doing,” McGee said




Award in Art

Jackson Prep students winning a Subject Area Award in Art are (from left, back) Brittany Wilson, Mary Noble Howard, Ben Johnson, Jonathan Booker; (front) Gabby Ferreri, Amanda Roberts, Hannah Grace Biggs.



Fund-raiser

At Jackson Academy Molly McClure, Mary Gibson Lundy, Caroline Crisler, Mollie Ann Robertson, Sydney Gholar, Crisler Johnson, Natalie Turner, and Avery Adair spent Halloween in themed outfits to raise funds for the Sunnybrook Children’s home.


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Breaking News

A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson... READ MORE

Obituaries

Patricia Ann Lenon Maury was born and raised in Kosciusko, MS on September 24, 1953 to Charles... READ MORE

Social

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