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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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Tiny state agency plans on issuing $895 million bond

By WYATT EMMERICH,

When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.

The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.





Stan Buckley on But God Ministries

Stan Buckley is founder and director of But God Ministries in Ridgeland. The Madison resident started the group in 2011, around the time he stepped down as pastor of First Baptist Church of Jackson. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and received his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law.


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CELEBRATE FOUNDING

Jackson alumnae members of the national Alpha Chi Omega collegiate sorority recently met for a luncheon to celebrate the founding of the fraternity in 1885. Alpha Chi Omega currently has more than 280 alumnae chapters across the United States and is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference.


Ribbon cutting

Madison-Ridgeland Academy had a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the new middle school building and dining commons. Student council members helped greet visitors as they arrived on campus.


Gallery Guild forum

The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones.


Social studies award

Jackson Prep students (from left) Turner Isonhood, Holly Kullman, Holmes Maley and Trip Cory won the Subject Area Award in Social Studies at the recent 10th and 11th-grade class day program.


LIFE ON THE FARM

St. Richard’s third-grade class visited a riding academy as part of their study on “Charlotte’s Web.” The students rode horses, picked pumpkins and enjoyed a hayride after visiting some farm animals.




Donation

The Jackson Metro Area/Central Mississippi Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter recently presented a check to Batson Children’s Hospital in the amount of $5,600.  The local Tri Delta alumnae chapter raised these funds at their annual spring alumnae luncheon in addition to being the beneficiary of the 2017 Jackson Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association (JAAP


Fun Friday

Fifth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School celebrated the end of the term with a “Fun Friday.”  Shown are (from left) Lydia Tidwell, Claire McElhaney, Ava Tillery and Lauren Hand.


All-American cheer

Cheer squads from Jackson Academy attended a UCA Masters camp at LSU this summer. Students (from left) Ashley Brown, Kit McCormack, Mary Parker Williams, and Olivia Quin competed for and won All-American.


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