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Champion

Before an audience of more than 16,000 Northsider Amy Forsyth preformed a duet with Carrie Underwood in Fiserv Forum. Amy, a Northside Sun account manager, had the opportunity to share the stage with the award winning country singer after she won The Champion rap contest.




‘Putting on a clinic’

Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp.

When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”

For Olivia Moore, she not only knows how to make tennis look easy on the court, she also knows how to put on a clinic. Literally.




Overhaul

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.

A complete overhaul of Jackson’s mass transit system is in the works, with city officials expected to seek out a consultant in the coming weeks to help determine the system’s needs.


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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Professional storyteller

Recently, Diane Williams, a member of the Mississippi Humanities Council, was the guest speaker for the Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.  Diane presented her program entitled “The Historic Journey of African American Quilters”.  A professional storyteller since 1992, Williams’ talents include fiber artwork and poetry.


Awarded Eagle

Blake Fletcher (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project created a habitat shelter for the Opportunity Center in West Jackson. He is shown with his parents Spence and Ruth Fletcher.


Most Creative

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Lauren Hand and Preston Marion were chosen Most Creative by their classmates.


Board of Regents

The Baptist Foundation Board of Regents include (from left, back) Chris Anderson, vice president of Mississippi Operations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation; Chris Coleman; Doug Hederman; W. Andy Wimberly; Tom Underwood; William C. Ashford,; Arthur F. “Skip” Jernigan; Dolph Baker; H. Chris Waterer; Mary Shapley; Lee Carson; Dudley D.


Picnic Fun

St. Richard Catholic School celebrated St. Richard Feast Day recently with Mass followed by a family fun picnic with live music. Shown (from left) Oliver Skipper, Bo Zimmerman, and James O’Beirne.



New Eagle Scout

Jack Harvey (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project provide a cross country trail improvement for Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Margaret and John Harvey.


Eagle Scout Will Davis

Will Davis (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project replaced the footbridge on the cross country trail at Jackson Prep. He is shown with his parents Lesley and John D. Davis IV.


Eighth-grade basketball

The 2018-2019 Jackson Prep eighth-grade girls basketball team includes members (from left, back) Trevor Robinson, Maggie Stack, Bella Cole, Kennedie Sanders, Hannah Caloss, Bradley Carter; (front) Ryleigh Wells, Grayson Dausman, Truus Alford, Kate Ferguson, Tyler Reeves, Akhila Adari.



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Bramlett on role as district attorney

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.







Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.


Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

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.



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City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.


Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.



Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


Josie Bidwell on lifestyle medicine

Josie Bidwell is associate professor of nursing and lifestyle medicine clinician for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). She holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in nursing from UMMC. Bidwell spoke to Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and about the school’s lifestyle medicine clinic.

 


Leslie Lampton’s life showed value of free enterprise

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Northside lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.



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