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Over the years I've heard it said or read it written many times: The quality of top tier college baseball, like that played in the SEC, is the equivalent of Class AA professional baseball.
That's just not so.
Northsider Jeff Bonner shared this photo of a Mississippi cougar with us. It came courtesy of his friend, Clarksdale dentist Bill Wilson, who took the photo from the window of his office at 850 North DeSoto in Clarksdale.
Plans are underway for a new residential development at the Barnett Reservoir, which is set to include lakefront lots and others with lake views, in addition to rental properties.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidder for a 100-acre property, which will be the site for the residential development.
Madison County School District is working to accommodate growth with lasting additions including a new facility to house sixth-graders in the Germantown zone.
Ann Smith Elementary and Mannsdale Upper Elementary will also soon get additional space.
N’siders learn no vaccine but good treatments for West Nile.
Brenda and Jim McIntyre are busy Northsiders, and by all accounts healthy for their age.
The two own their own business, The Complete Flag Source, and work six days a week, often 10 hours or more.
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are at a loss as to how they can prevent reservoir visitors from placing steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, in the water.
The pieces of rebar jutting out of the water are hard to spot, putting Barnett Reservoir users in danger of damaging their watercrafts or getting hurt.
Rukia Lumumba is executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute in downtown Jackson. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a law degree from Howard University. Lumumba recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the institute and an initiative its working on to address crime in Jackson.
A new gym and 10 new classrooms are on the horizon for First Presbyterian Day School (FPDS), as part of a major expansion expected to get under way early next summer.
The school announced the plans recently, in a letter to parents.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recent graduate Ariel Cox’s is preparing to play basketball and track and field at Birmingham-Southern College.
Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga
First Presbyterian Day School students (from left) Blount Blackledge and Taylor Caton were chosen Most Athletic by their classmates for the 2018-19 year.
Grace Lynnley Miller, a recent homeschool graduate, was awarded a President’s Gold Scholarship from Baylor University in Waco. She will be enrolled at Baylor in their Honors College majoring in classical studies. She also received one of the two Christian Home Educators Connection (CHEC) Matthew 5:16 Scholarships awarded yearly.
The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently heard a talk on Lake Okhissa Project of the Scenic Rivers Development Alliance in Franklin County from member and architect Jack Allin (right) and businessman Wade Creekmore (center).
For those who think newspapers don’t make a difference, two recent votes by the state’s Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) board prove otherwise.
For years, the board had refused to report or make public revenues collected from pre-paid cell phones.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students enjoyed serving as the carpool safety patrol on the first day of school. They included (from left) Gigi Adams, Ella Johnson, and Bess Borne.
John A. Meynardie, (right) assistant U.S. attorney, criminal division, Southern District of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. The program was on the opioid epidemic in Mississippi. Shown are (from left) Daren LaMarca, Mike Dawkins, and Meynardie.
The Rotary Club of Jackson welcomed Hezekiah Watkins with the Freedom Riders to a recent meeting. He has written about the experience in his book. However, he shared part of his story with club members. In 1961, the Freedom Riders came to Jackson. Watkins was a 13-year-old boy at Rowan Junior High and was told to avoid the situtation.
The city of Ridgeland Mayor and board of aldermen have voted to approve a budget for fiscal year 2020 with approximately $24,262,925 in expenditures, which will include pay raises for several city officials and street overlay.
Pastor of Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church recently delivered an opening prayer to the state Senate.
MadCAAP’s fundraiser scheduled October 1.
Amanda Fontaine presented the program “Get Your ‘ASK’ In Gear” to the Rotary Club of Jackson by presenting facts regarding the history of Rotary’s membership.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year.
Participating on Jackson Academy’s 2017-2018 archery team this spring are (from left, back) Charlie Nutter, Owen Carter, Michael Hederman, Charlie Earl, Hiser Funderburg II; (second row) Jake McConnell, Ann Cole Hammons, Bailey Berry, Josh Watson, Will Pilkington, Josie Huff; (front) Caitlin Johnson, and Ashton Tate.
Mason Johnson was recognized at the Boy Scout Troop 63 of Birmingham Court of Honor with the rank of Eagle Scout. Johnson is a rising 11th-grader at Mountain Brook High School. He is the son of Amanda and Jay Johnson of Birmingham and grandson of Bettye and Dick Mason of Jackson.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School celebrated the Fourth Grade Crossing Service. At the closing lower school service of the 2018-19 school year, rising fifth graders received their certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth grade, and special recognition was given to those students who received awards for individual accomplishment.
It rarely makes sense for a legislature to pass laws that are unlikely to be enforced. But the Mississippi Legislature has done just that.
The Senate last week sent House Bill 80 to Gov. Phil Bryant. The bill forbids motorists from driving in the left-hand lane on a multi-lane roadway “whenever it impedes the flow of other traffic.”
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case out of Ohio might be good news for Mississippi in trying to reduce the bloat in its voter rolls.
November was designated as National American Indian Heritage Month in August of 1990. Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates this event with cultural and educational programs.