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5 things you didn’t know about GINA DIAMOND

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Because of her love of cooking, she is a part of two cookbook clubs. She has lived in five states but has lived in Mississippi the longest. Before opening her shop, she served as marketing director for four different organizations. Her Italian heritage shines through when she makes her homemade ravioli, “the real way.” Her biggest hobbies c


District governor visits

District 6820 Governor Mark Fields (right) visited the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club at a recent meeting. He presented an update on regional activities and his goals for the year. Shown with him is Club President Felipe Zuluaga. Fields is a member of the Jackson Downtown Rotary Club.




Receive Bibles

Fourth Grade and new upper elementary students at St. Richards Catholic School were presented Bibles that were blessed during Mass. The students will use these Bibles in ther study of scripture in the atrium over the next few years.




Construction continues despite weather delays on St. Dominic’s project

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major expansion at St. Dominic Hospital continues to move forward, despite the area’s unusually wet weather.

Construction is about one-fourth complete on a project that will essentially double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. The project is expected to wrap up late in the summer of 2021.


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Studying Options

Madison County officials are eyeing other options for juvenile detention, as the county does not have its own juvenile detention center and availability is dwindling at local facilities.


A conversation with Suzannah Britt on Hospice Ministries

Hospice Ministries of Central Mississ-ippi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Suzannah Britt, the group’s executive director, has worked in various roles with the nonprofit, and recently reflected on the group in an interview with the Sun. Britt is a graduate of Co-Lin Community College and the University of Southern Mississi-ppi.







Kick off

Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.



Extra Help

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Established overlay districts proving successful for Jackson.

Eastover residents continue to enjoy their large yards and dense tree canopies almost eight years after an overlay district was expanded in the area to protect them.


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New in preschool

New preschool teachers at First Presbyterian Day School include (from left) Monica Ratcliffe, Sarah Maruszak, Ashley Dukes, Ella Payne, and Dasha Peipon.


Caroler creations

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders created festive carolers in art class. Shown are (from left) Hazel Ginn, Lily Johnson, Bennett O’Quinn and Ta’J Robinson.

 


Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway


Jack-o-lanterns

Covenant Presbyterian Preschool three-year-olds carving pumpkins are (from left, front) Esther Fox, Sophia Morris, Susannah Jones, Millie Ruth Tisdale, Stella McArther and Skip Harkins; and (back) Director Holly Clark.


Junior academic awards

Jackson Academy 2018 juniors (from left, back) Webb Strickland, Burkette Moulder, Will Spence, Kelsey Ford, Johnny Carpenter, Thomas Iupe, Kit McCormack, Preston McWilliams, Lucy Clement, Mary Lindley Tharp; (front) Reese Overstreet, Erin Hederman, Ashley Brown, Ansley Hill, Ashton Berry, Ashlyn Adair, Ellie Brent Cartwright, Mary Beth Dyess, K


Cheering seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Tim, Saffron and Chemene Quinn.


Cheer at USM

St. Joseph Catholic School senior Luckett Nixon signed to serve as a cheerleader next fall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Participating in the signing are (from left, back) Anderson Nixon; Racheal Cole; the St. Joe cheer coach; Xavier Howard; Dena Kinsey, St. Joe principal; (front) Dr. Fidel Sendra, Nixon, and Lacy Sendra.


Scholarship recipients

At Madison-Ridgeland Academy, graduates (from left) Luke Agent and Katie Morris were recipients of the Thompson Scholarship, which is based on academic ability, a good sense of humor, a sense of purpose, a pleasing demeanor, a gracious spirit, and a high regard for others.




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Obituaries

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A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.