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silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga


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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.




Dorlisa Hutton on SR1 and purpose

Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.



Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.




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R’land Police Offer Safe Place

The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.

Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.



Swim signing

Devin Wise, a senior at Germantown High School, signed his letter of intent to swim at Delta State University.  Shown are (from left, back) GHS Assistant Swim Coach Natalie Johnson, GHS Head Swim Coach Kelly Hicks; (front) Colleen, Devin and Gordie Wise.


Mr. and Miss GHS

The titles of Mr. and Miss Germantown High School were voted on by the student body. The two students chosen exemplify what it means to be a GHS Maverick and have shown leadership throughout this year.  Shown are (from left) Miss GHS Mary Morgan Agostinelli and Mr. GHS Benjamin Bell.


Fall carnival

Jackson Academy participants (from left) Addison Armstrong, Evans Maxwell, Caroline Crisler and Pariss Smoot recently enjoyed the school’s fall carnival.  




Tripp Hammett

Was elected by the Mississippi Concrete Association as the 2019 MCA president. Hammett is the president and part owner of Hammett Gravel Company where he has worked for 15 years. Hammett is also a board member of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association.




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Leslie Evalyn Hodge, 51, of New Orleans passed away at home on August 16, 2019.  Born in Augusta,... READ MORE

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First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.