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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.





Back at it

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.





Lane Spell Rosson

Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland, MS, surrounded by friends and family including her son, Bert Rosson Jr., her sister, Suzanne Case of McComb and niece Rebecca Case Lawler of New Orleans.



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Miss Fordice and Payne to exchange wedding vows February 23 in Vicksburg service

Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Lloyd Fordice of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise Fordice, to Thomas Bruce Payne III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bruce Payne Jr. of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Governor of Mississippi, the Hon. Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr.



Getting Closer

By ANTHONY WARREN,

House passes Community Improvement Districts bill

Another hurdle has been cleared in an effort to make community improvement districts (CIDs) a reality.

However, the biggest obstacle – a hostile lieutenant governor’s office – remains.



Cougars in Mississippi?

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.




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Back to School

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northside students preparing to return to the classrooms.

August is here, and that can only mean one thing – the first day of school for students on the Northside is right around the corner.

Thousands of students, teachers, administrators and parents are preparing for the 2019-20 academic year.


Walk tradition

Madison Ridgeland Academy elementary begins every year with a prayer walk. Parents, faculty/staff and students all take part in this special time each year. Shown are (from left) James Dykes, Aleks Georgiev, Lucas Poole, Parker McNeese, Tate Regan.


Doughnuts

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners in Kim Duhs’ class enjoyed her annual “Doughnuts with Duhs” during their week study of the letter D. Shown are (from left) Jane Hester, Sawyer Johnson, Logan Cheek, Caroline Bryan and Reid Hurley.


Drew Antici

Drew Antici, Jackson Academy tenth grade student, was granted the Herschel Brickell family endowed scholarship in recognition of his personal integrity and appreciation for the values extolled by America’s founding fathers.


Art winners

Jackson Academy upper school students (from left, back) Emory Rhodes, Mary Lindley Tharp, Nora Pickering, Warner Lamb, Carter Elliott; (front) Anne Marie Lundy, Hannah Hardee, Ramey Hogue, Kelsey Burke, and Tye Gardner were among the winning artists in the statewide Scholastic Art Competition. Not pictured: Ashlyn Adair.


Canopy receives donation

Tice White, Walmart Corporation’s senior director of public affairs, and affiliate Serena Clark presented a $2,500 check to Canopy Children’s Solutions in support of Canopy Autism Solutions, which offers an array of innovative solutions for children on the autism spectrum.



Voting Precinct Changes

More than 12,000 Madison County voters will be voting at a new precinct location after this year.

Beginning in 2019, First Baptist Church of Madison, Highland Chapel and Grace Crossing will no longer serve as Madison County precincts.


Support Batson

Tony Sanders, (left) manager of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, recently presented a check to Meredith Aldridge, (right) Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in memory of Terry Leary, former past president of the Mississippi Jeweler’s Association.


Hire Forensic Engineer

Jackson city officials were still hoping to get to the bottom of what caused a recent main break that affected some 60,000 customers.

“We have hired a forensic engineer to identify the cause of the failure,” said Public Works Director Robert Miller.


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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.