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Freeland Harris Magruder

Freeland Harris Magruder, Jr. 89, passed away peacefully at Hospice Ministries on July 10, 2019, sixteen days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born on July 26, 1929 in Memphis, TN, the son of Freeland Harris Magruder, Sr., and Adele Critz Magruder.


Clifford Macgowan III

Clifford Macgowan III was born on June 22, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi, the elder son of Thelma Thompson Macgowan (T) and Clifford Macgowan, Jr., (Kip).  On August 16, 2019, he met his Maker following an 18-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Mock trial

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s 2018-19 Mock Trial team competed in the Jackson Regional Mock Trial Competition. The team won both rounds of the tournament in which they competed at the Mississippi College School of Law. In addition to the team success, there were several team members who won individual awards for their performances.



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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second chance

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Recently released female prisoners find help in adjusting through crossroads ministry

Within three years of release from prison, nearly 70 percent of released prisoners were re-arrested. A Madison County program is aiming to cut back on recidivism and help those who are recently released turn their lives around.


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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Friendliest

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Friendliest were (from left) Avery Hederman and Johnny Carpenter.


Conner Ivey

Conner Ivey, Madison Ridgeland Academy 10th-grader, was selected by the “FIRST” (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization as a FIRST Dean’s list semifinalist.


cum laude

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School  celebrated the induction of nine new juniors and eight new seniors to the school’s 2018-2019  Cum Laude Society. Established 32 years ago, the group was the first chapter in the state of Mississippi.


Freshman favorites

Germantown High School favorites in the ninth-grade are (from left, back) Aiden Duclos, Carson Yoder, Reid Fisher, and Colt Yoder; (front) Kathryn Morris, Perry DeLoach, Brooke Anne Renfroe and Tori Stewart.

 

 


Convocation

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School lower school students served as acolytes during the opening convocation and installation of Head of School Tom Sheppard. Shown are (from left) Sohan Reddy, Addison Tatum, Bryant Weatherspoon, Alice McElroy, Ben Croft, the Rt. Rev. Brian R. Seage, Baani Bedi, Ellie Brown, Mary Mac Sorrell, and Johann Bhagat.



Skilled labor

Scott Waller was a recent speaker for the Rotary Club of Jackson. He talked about the need for a strong work force and deficit in skilled labor in the state. Shown are (from left) club President Neddie Winters, Waller, and Julian Watson.


Donate to Hope House

Century Cub Charities recently presented Hope House of Hospitality with a check for $5,000 from proceeds of the Sanderson Farms Championship.  For 33 years, Hope House has served the needs of cancer patients who come to Jackson for treatments, providing these guests with a place to stay, meals, and transportation to treatments.  Shown are (from


Get the shots

During this year’s dramatic surge in measles, much of the attention has been on parents who invoke religious or philosophical exemptions to keep their children from being vaccinated.



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Tim Bryan has taken over for Dan Gaillet as engineer for Madison County.

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