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Connection

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.






Working

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Revamped Precinct Four beats result in crime downswing.

A plan implemented seven years ago to reduce crime on the Northside has apparently paid off.




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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Still Waiting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Museum Trail project suffers delays; target date now early fall.

Clay Hays knows about perseverance.

For nearly a decade, the Northsider has worked to push the Museum Trail forward, and for years, he’s waited as the project has been hampered by delay after delay.


Give Kale a Break

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

I was walking through Target recently and saw an advertisement for kale cleanser and wondered why in the world kale needs a special cleanser. I mean—I know it occasionally needs massages but surely it’s not such a high maintenance veggie that it requires its own type of cleanser.






Remembering Quentin Compson

By JAY WIENER,

More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent


Hiding from the public

A board that oversees millions of dollars in state emergency communication funds continues to stymie efforts for transparency, leaving just one question to be answered: what is this group trying to hide?



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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.


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.


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Recognition

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized as Builders of Peer Support. Shown are (back) Head of Middle School Tim Alford; (front, from left) Lizzie Cochran, Sameer Tipnis, Finley Bergin, Harrison Bobbitt, Jenina Huang, Ally Hamilton, Elle White, and Jillian Wright.



Best all around

Jackson Academy’s (from left, back) Samuel Hadley, Elizabeth Copeland, Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Castle, Benjamin Watson; (front) Ben Jones, Ellie Hogue, and Kendall Edmonson were given the best all-around award as recognition for maintaining a balance between academic and extra-curricular activities.


Watch from seeds

St. Richard’s first-grade Cardinals are ushering the spring season in by planting seeds and watching them grow. Students planted seeds in small individual pots and journaled their observations as their seedlings grew into grass.


Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Raymond, Isabella and Florence Fraser.


Gallery Guild forum

The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones.


News Briefs

Plan to Complete Project

One project planned for the Capitol Complex Improvement District (CCID) will finish a job undertaken by the city of Jackson years ago.


Bike Club

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School upper school students in the Bike Club are (from left, back) Rush Lacoste, Audrey Funkhouser, John Ray, Warner Speed, Brooks Lacoste, Trey Gray, John Sistrunk, Ian Espy, Forrest Hutchison, Miles Baker; (front) faculty sponsors Grace Self and Przemek Tokarski.


Medical missionaries

Doctors Troy and Farrah Newman (from left, back) spoke to students at First Presbyterian Day School about their experiences serving as medical missionaries at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. Before moving to Africa, the Newman children attended FPDS.


Football offense

Jackson Prep recently presented football varsity awards. Receiving the MAIS 2017 Offensive award are team members (from left) Reed Peets, Most Valuable Back; Caleb Gay, Most Valuable Lineman; Forrest Smith, Most Valuable Lineman; Jake Maloney, Most Valuable Receiver.


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Breaking News

A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson... READ MORE

Obituaries

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Social

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