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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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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.

So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.

There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.




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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.







Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.


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.


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Indian heritage

The Annandale Chapter, Mississippi State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) met recently at the Country Club of Jackson. In recognition of the observance of American Indian Heritage month in November, the program was on Pushmataha, chief of the Choctaw Nation, presented by Kay Wolfe, regent of Pushmataha DAR Chapter.


Christmas break

Seniors at Jackson Academy (from left) Rivers Williams, Cam Diket, Leah Richardson, Ellie Brent Cartwright, Megan Lacey, and Brandon Miller pose with Santa Claus while enjoying a Christmas-themed event for seniors during break.

 


Receives award

Longtime Rotarian Jim Jeter was presented the James Young Award for service to the Madison-Ridgeland Club during a recent meeting. Jeter, who is a past president of the club, was recognized for his leadership and service to the local organization, Rotary International, and the Rotary Foundation.


At least change the DA

Those who have some experience in reading the mood of the U.S. Supreme Court came away from the recent hearing on the Curtis Flowers case certain that it’s going to be a slam-dunk reversal of his latest capital murder conviction.


Celebrate 100

Covenant Presbyterian kindergarteners enjoyed celebrating the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) James Morris, Davis Spitler, Ric Rutledge, Lois Harbarger, Antonina Karam, Miriam Cole, Hayes Lagrone, Lucy Cole, Tyler Young, and Caleb Herrin.


Outstanding Reveillon

At the recent Jackson Prep 10th and 11th-grade class day, students (from left) Brennan Joy Hight, Jimmy Underwood, Maggie Waller were awarded Outstanding Reveillon. Not pictured: Parkman Speights.


Mission First

Paul Moak Subaru recently donated 100 science books to the students of Mission First in Jackson. Through the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, Subaru retailers donated more than 70,000 award-winning science books to students across the country.



Block the cold

Jackson Academy fifth-graders (from left) Logan Rohman, Ava Bailey and Aniyah Brown warmed up with hot chocolate during a break as the class of 2025 celebrated being back to school for the spring semester.


Powerlifters

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School members of the varsity boys powerlifting team are (back) Isaac Watts; (from left, front) Forrest Hutchison, Logan Koltz, Jace Roach, Patrick Turner, and Rush Lacoste.


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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.