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Leslie Evalyn Hodge

Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta, Georgia to Jo Dent and Elbert “Cliff” Hodge, Leslie grew up in Oxford, Mississippi.  After moving to Jackson, Mississippi, Leslie graduated from St.



Northside Drive repaving to begin

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Monday, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba announced that repaving is expected to begin on Northside Drive between State Street and I-55/Frontage Road.  The $2.4 million project has been made possible through the 1% Sales Tax Commission and funding made available to the Mississippi Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway




Traveling man

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Madison county leader and family enjoys exploring europe in addition to snow skiing out west.

From the sandy beaches to snowcapped mountains, Trey Baxter is ensuring his family sees it all.


Dr. Waymond Lee Rone

Waymond Lee Rone died August 19, 2019 in Jackson, Mississippi. Just two weeks earlier he had been enjoying the salt air and sea breezes in his garden at Perdido Key, Florida. Many called him Dr. Rone, Wayne, and Daddy, but his grandchildren called him Poppy.


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5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

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





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Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.


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Northside Drive Plans

Jackson will likely seek help from the one-percent oversight commission to help repave East Northside Drive.

The city recently opened bids for the mill and overlay project, all of which came in hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget.


Wildflowers

Rebecca Cravat Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently met for their final meeting of the year at the home of Saundra Dewey (right.) Donna Russell (left) introduced the speaker, Lynn Porter (center). Mrs. Porter is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in agriculture and horticulture.


Mr. and Miss

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Mr. and Miss Jackson Prep are (from left) Reed Peets and Avery Andress.


Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson, Jackson Prep seventh-grader, won the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Community Service Platinum Award.


Felony job applicants

It is a worthwhile goal to put ex-felons to work, so as to reduce the chance that they will resort again to crime.

The pursuit of this goal, however, should not be used to hamstring an employer’s legitimate need to know pertinent information about job applicants, including whether they have been convicted of felonies in the past.




Team visit

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity softball team recently visited Early Childhood Center students during carpool. Shown are (from left, back) Isabella Fraser, Julia Mitchell, Katlyn Garner, Destini Jimerson; (front) Ella Cefalu, Milan Patel, Myles Patel, and Victor Dabit.


Environmental science

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2018 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments over the course of the school year. Shown are (from left) science teacher Marks McWhorter and Evan Bowman, recipient of the environmental science book award.


Junior Maids

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018 homecoming maids representing the junior class are (from left) Miley Ray, Toni Oluwatade, Olivia Mitchell and Abby McCaughan.


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Madison-Ridgeland Academy students who maintained the highest academic average among all sports and activities for the 2018-2019 school year were (from left) Alexandra Cullom, Nicolas Rowan, Bryce