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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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NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.


Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.





Beemon Drugs closing

Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25. 

A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today. 

The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers. 




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.

 


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Peer support

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the middle school builders of peer support assembly, which recognizes students whom each grade level team feels demonstrate leadership and support of their classmates above and beyond the call of duty to help improve the life of the Middle School.


Casey Stengel - a great character

By UNDEFINED,

So, the book came in the mail last week and I couldn’t wait to get at it: “Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character.”

A little background here: I grew up a Yankees fan before CBS and George Steinbrenner ruined them for me. I ditched them long ago but well remember the Yankees of the 1950s and ‘60s fondly.


Writing award

Jackson Academy students (from left) Isabelle Eiland, Jesse Montgomery, and Kate White were recently recognized as winners in the flash fiction and short story categories of the Scholastic Writing Awards. Not pictured: Graham Laseter.


Farm day

Enjoying feeding the animals on Farm Day at Covenant Presbyterian Preschool are (from left) Davis Spitler, James Morris, Tyler Young, and Ric Rutledge.

 


Homecoming seniors

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Homecoming 2018. Members of the Homecoming Court representing the senior class are (from left) Lindsay Moriarity, Anna K. Case, Anna Kathryn Becker, Mia Hammond, and Kate Coffin.


SWIM CHAMPS

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s swim teams recently competed in the State Meet in Tupelo. The girls team brought home the state championship title, and the boys came in second place.



Civil rights

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians heard about the history and opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during a recent lunch program. Museum Executive Director Pam Junior gave an overview of the facility and said that is has nearly met its visitors goal for all of 2018 in just the first five months of the year.


Biology award

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) AP biology teacher Krissy Rehm and CJ Carron, recipient of the book award for AP biology: The Frances Elizabeth Dyess Memorial Prize.


Queen

The 2018-2019 Madison Central High School homecoming queen is Vertreace Sanders. She is shown with Madison Central principal Sean Brewer.


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Breaking News

Northsiders could no longer have to drive to Vicksburg to qualify for the TSA precheck service.

Obituaries

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX.

Social

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