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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.

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.

The Road to Terezine


We each march to the sound of a different drummer; it may be an age thing, but for unknown reasons, I seem to be drawn more and more to the beat of the past. The rhythm goes on, but it’s slower. On a Danube River cruise my Jackson friends and I had disembarked from our ship, the Viking Jarl, and were now in Prague.


back on course


Cossar enjoying recovery after reaction to cancer immunotherapy drug leaves him paralyzed. John “Bones” Cossar has been flaunting his golf scorecard lately.

But it has nothing to do with proving whether he eagled, birdied or parred.


Gold for kids

At Jackson Academy’s “Go Gold for MS Kids” pep rally, students (from left) Rhodes Robinson, Will Arnett, and Adonis Terry proudly supported kids who battle childhood cancer and cheered on the Raider football team.

Fontaine neighbors

The Fontaine Place Neighborhood Association recently held its annual meeting at the home of Tad and Heather McCraney.  The 2019 board of directors officers and members include (from left, back) Katherine Bartlett Youngblood, Rob Stockett, Tad McCraney, president; (front) John Zupko, Debbie Christie, secretary, and Jon Turner, vice-president.  N

Beautiful seniors

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted to represent the senior class as beauties and beaux are (from left) Cruz Heath, Rob McDowell, Skylar Alexander, Charlotte Palmer, Emory Rhodes, Ashley Brown, Anne Marie Lundy, Ashley Manning, Lily Waltman, Max Harmon and Owen Fracchia. Not pictured: Hyde White.


may day fun

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s May Day will be celebrated May 3, at 6 p.m. on the south campus in Jackson. The theme is “A Few of My Favorite Things,” specifically, the students’ favorite things about the St. Andrew’s community.

Meet the Grinch

First-grade students at Jackson Academy (from left) Graham Adams, Emma Mills, Savannah Peters, Ava Harwell, Harper Cooley and Kate Ferrell were excited to meet The Grinch after sending letters asking him not to steal Christmas.


Rotary speaker

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) club president Neddie Winters,  Lumumba and LeRoy Walker.

Ninth grade ball

The 2019 Jackson Prep ninth grade baseball team included members (from left, back) Ben Futvoye, Will Gibbs, Benjamin Bays, Ethan Williams, Cy Craig, Bodie Agnew; (front) Owen Abney, Gavin Mullins, Garner Watkins, Jagger Mooneyham, Trey Bridges, Joseph Ciacco.

Art exhibit

Working out of his home in Taylor, Lucius Lamar is preparing for the December reception at Southside Gallery in Oxford, December 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.


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