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Lane Myers, a graduate of Madison Central High School and the University of Alabama, is the Mississippi task force leader for the Ride for Kids Mississippi benefitting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Madison Central High School’s September students of the month are (from left, back) Trey Smith, Joseph Perryman, Will Farthing and James Covington; (third row) Justice Rose, Connor Bell, Madison Biggerstaff and Carmen Sumrall; (second row) Josh Dear, Reid Hewitt and Christian Hawthorne; (front) Tyra Swan, Neely Kiihnl and Yolanda Edwards.
The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day. Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, Rio Horlings, and Carter Woodruff.
Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s students find themselves nearly half-way through the semester and excelling in more ways than one. Friendships, studies, and extracurricular activities are just a few areas where these girls find themselves thriving.
After allowing the books at the Charles Tisdale Library to rot, it now appears that the Jackson-Hinds Library System will let the city of Jackson foot the bill for disposing of them.
Last month, the Jackson-Hinds board of trustees voted to abandon its interests in the E. Northside Drive facility, effective September 30.
BEN W. SEALE JR. is the new president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Seale joined the board in 2014 and has been an active part of the DFM. “We are so honored to have a tremendously talented and passionate group of board members,” said Executive Vice President Mary Fortune.
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Phillip Wells of Jackson announce the marriage of their daughter Dr. Ashley Carlton Wells to Justin Daniel Kirby of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nichols and James Edwin Kirby Jr. both of Woodruff S.C.
The Country and Blues Rock for Recovery will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. October 17, at Duling Hall in Fondren. The alcohol-free event will benefit the McCoy House for Sober Living in Jackson. Music will be presented by The Patrick Harkins Band. The event will feature a silent auction and food.
Work on the Ridgeland Costco finally appears to be moving forward, thanks to several weeks of dry weather.
“They’ve been going full-tilt boogie to get the gas station opened by January and the store opened by March 1,” said Ward One Alderman Ken Heard. “They’ve been going strong since it got dried out.”
The Stennis Press Institute last week featured the Republican and Democratic candidates for the central district Public Service Commissioner.
Brent Bailey is the Republican candidate. From Carthage originally, Bailey and his wife Rhonda live in Madison County. He received an engineering degree from Mississippi State.
As of September 30, the Charles Tisdale Library will be no more.
The Jackson-Hinds Library System board of trustees recently voted to abandon its interests in the library facility located on East Northside Drive.
He is an attorney and practiced for 16 years before he went back to work at Prep. His brother, Lea Coco, is an actor. Coaching his sons in sporting events is one of his favorite things to do. An avid reader, he reads books in all genres. In his spare time, he enjoys a trip to the movie theater. Often on his own.
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.
Jackson case against Siemens and its subcontractors is still going forward.
However, on Monday, the city filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss its case against Siemens AG, the international parent company of Siemens Industry U.S.A.
Genesis Powell and Jesse Olson Coppenbarger announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Miss Powell is the daughter of Captain Angel Diaz of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Olson Coppenbarger of Jackson.
Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.
Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.
Dr. and Mrs. Walton Lynn Stringer announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Lea Stringer, to Kyle Alexander Zebley, of Pittsburgh. Miss Stringer is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Stringer and the late Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sydney Snyder, all of Jackson.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There’s no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It’s probably in the millions of dollars.
Parham Bridges Park promises to be a busy place in the coming weeks, with nearly $400,000 in improvements and additions planned for the popular Northside facility.
The Ross Barnett Reservoir could soon be home to a new residential development featuring lakefront lots and others with lake views.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidders for a 100-acre property, where they intend to build the residential development.
They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w
Native Jacksonian Matt Allen is a candidate for Hinds County Circuit Court Judge, Subdistrict 1. This is the seat that has been held by Judge Jeff Weill, who is not seeking reelection to that position.
John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.
By NIKKI ROWELL
Sun Staff Writer
Rodney Barbour and his granddaughter Stella were enjoying a fun day on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. Stella was taking a ride on the tube, pulled behind her grandfather’s boat.
Safe, family-friendly activities like this are typical in the summer on the reservoir. However, how safe is it?
Jackson officials going after unpaying water customers
The new year will mean new efforts by the city of Jackson to recoup an estimated $20 million in outstanding water revenues.
The city ramped up its water shut-off efforts to recoup funds on about 20,000 delinquent accounts, according to Public Works Director Robert Miller.
Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University
What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.
After suffering a back injury, Mary Kate Shearer is attending Indiana University Bloomington and is now part of the ballet program at the Jacobs School of Music.
When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.
The Municipal Gas Authority of Mississippi (MGAM) only has a half-dozen or so employees, but that isn’t stopping the 30-year-old agency from some whopping plans.
Work has begun to repair a major sinkhole at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Lelia Drive. Crews descended on the site today and had begun digging up a portion of Ridgewood that collapsed last year as a result of a broken storm drain. The road south of the work site had been closed to through-traffic.
The final hearings for the failed Kemper power plant are under way this week at the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC).
The billion-dollar question is: Does this failed project deserve a billion dollars from the ratepayers of Mississippi?
Ruth Fredericks, Millsaps College class of 1980, attributes one Millsaps professor in particular for setting her on the path to a career in medicine. That professor is Dr. James McKeown, who taught biology at Millsaps for 48 years from August 1962 to May 2011.
There is music - wonderful, beautiful music - coming to us from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Recently, the men's choir visited us at the Bond Home for a fantastic concert. Nowhere have I ever heard more beautiful singing.
Costco is still coming to Highland Colony Parkway, despite a recent ruling from the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Last week, the high court overturned the city of Ridgeland’s 2016 decision to rezone its zoning ordinance to allow areas zoned C-2 to have remote gas stations.
Madison County residents commuting along Highway 463 aren’t happy with the congestion in the early morning and late afternoon hours.