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De’Keither, Bailey vie for Mississippi’s PSC central seat

By WYATT EMMERICH,

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.


Construction ‘full-tilt boogie’ on Costco project alderman says

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.”






A conversation with Suzannah Britt on Hospice Ministries

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.




JA varsity cheer

Cheering on the Jackson Academy Raiders with the 2019-2020 varsity cheer team are (from back, left) Alice Williams, Isabelle Eiland, Meredith Fielder, Ellis Tharp, Parker Bracken, Mollie Ann Robertson, Elise Robinson, Ally Sessums; (second row) Evie Hudgins, Mary Grace Downs, Emmy Brown, Sara Evelyn McClintock, Reeves Stratton, Kennedy McKee, H


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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.





perfect match

In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant

When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.

Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.







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Good chance for Saints’ success to continue

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Five weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints opened this much-anticipated season by losing at home, 48-40, to division rival Tampa Bay.

The Saints were, in a word, awful. They made Ryan Fitzpatrick look like Joe Montana. They couldn’t get to him, couldn’t cover Bucs receivers, couldn’t tackle, and looked more a pretender than contender.



Youth exchange

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program was the topic at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Guest speaker Grant Arinder, who serves as district chair for the exchange program, challenged the local Rotary Club to host an exchange student during a future school year. Shown are (from left) Rotary District 6820 Gov.


Represent junior class

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School Student Government Association junior officers and representatives are (from left, back) Saddericka Mason (vice president), Justin Storm, Alex O’Reilly, Brooks Stewart (president), Chloe Livingston; (front)  Logan Landis, Anna Cate Strong, Allison Hill, Mary Morgan Williams, Emma Grace Trammell (treasur


Girls A team

Members of the 2019 Jackson Prep Girls A Tennis Team are (from left, back) Lily Flowers, Madeleine Conerly, Mackenzie Nichols, Caroline Whitaker, Kennedy Cleveland, Head Coach Rachel Causey; (front) Anna Gibbs, Olivia Moore, Sarah Herring, Sara Scott Gideon, Madeline Claire Hughes. Not pictured: Emma Dye, Assistant Coach Gill Burke.   


WellsFest beneficiary

The Southeast Tourism Society has named WellsFest as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2018.  Now in its 35th year, WellsFest is a family friendly outdoor musical festival. This year’s WellsFest will be held Saturday, September 29, at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park at 1398 Lakeland Dr.


Youth leadership

Jackson Academy juniors who participated in the Madison County Youth Leadership Class were recently recognized for their completion of the program. Shown are (from left) Gabrielle Morris, Executive Director of the Madison County Business League and Foundation Jan Collins, and Preston McWilliams.


National honor inductees

The Education Center School recently celebrated students qualifying for its National Honor Society chapter with an induction ceremony. NHS serves to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.


Depends on who you ask

Gov. Phil Bryant was bragging again recently about how low Mississippi’s jobless rate has fallen. The December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent, the lowest it’s been during that month in decades.

On Facebook, the governor posted that the December “number of jobs is the most ever recorded in Mississippi.”



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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, R