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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division. They went 8-0 and played California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska teams. They also finished the 12U Major Team in the State of Mississippi.
Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Jett Ngo (left) scored 32 points in the seventh/eight boys age group as the high point winner at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Georgia. Brian Ware is the coach
Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Michael Robinson (right) received the following medals at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone Age Group Championships in Georgia: first in 50-yard freestyle,100-yard freestyle; second 1000-yard freestyle; third in 500 and 200 yard freestyle. Brian Ware is coach.
William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned, MS. Bill was the first of 5 children in is family and was born at Fort Ft McClellan in Alabama July 2, 1944. Bill grew up in Jackson, MS and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football his entire life.
Gibson Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built picnic tables for families at the Jackson Futbol Club. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) David, Charley, and Katie Blount.
Ridgeland High School’s choirs returned home from the WorldStrides Nashville Heritage with awards including Concert Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Concert Choir; Women’s Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Women’s Choir, and Adjudicator’s Award (average of 95 or higher); Men’s Choir - Silver Rating, first place, Men’s Choir; Singers - Gold
Debbie Cannon, state president of the Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, recently visited with the Elizabeth Tilley Chapter in Southaven in the home of President Dorothy Heron. Attending were (from left) Cannon, Nita Thompson, Billy Breedlove, Judy Byars, Herron, Diane Coleman-Horne, and Kathy Brewer.
Miller Gleason (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s October Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project installed a gravel pathway for LeFleur Bluff State Park. He is shown with his parents Mike and Sherry Gleason.
OMAHA — This is written from the College World Series where a packed house of more than 22,000 fans pays to watch each game at sparkling TD Ameritrade Park.
There is music - wonderful, beautiful music - coming to us from Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Recently, the men's choir visited us at the Bond Home for a fantastic concert. Nowhere have I ever heard more beautiful singing.
Influenced by the Garden District in New Orleans, a new residential development will soon be in the works in the city of Madison.
The Madison board of aldermen recently voted to approve the site plan for the residential portion of the Village.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
Mr. and Mrs. James Morris Gathings of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Lauren Gathings, to Kenneth Austin Winter of Greenville.
The sky will be bright with fireworks as Fourth of July celebrations kick off this weekend.
So, don your red, white and blue and all things star spangled and head out to one of the various Independence Day events across North Jackson and south Madison County.
There is something for everyone to enjoy in true patriotic fashion.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, to Joshua Davis Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Robert Fowler of Clarksdale.
This is probably a horrible idea. As are many of the things I think will be great fun, like that perm in third grade, taking two toddlers to the Pumpkin Patch on Groupon Day by myself without a stroller, allowing an Elf on the Shelf to enter my home. These were all seemingly grand ideas prior to their enaction.
I’m at the beach with my entire family as I write this. Mom, Dad, both sisters and their boyfriends, my husband, all four of my kids, and a partridge in a pear tree. As any parent can attest—this is not a vacation. Vacations don’t exist when you take kids. This is a trip.
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.
Gap year leads to mission work
The transition from high school to college is difficult for most, whether the campus is down the street from one’s childhood home or on the other side of the country. It means reinventing oneself in a new place and having a freedom never experienced growing up.
still voting for more than 80 years Iva Dee Bondurant has never missed an opportunity to cast her voteBy NIKKI ROWELL,
Americans made their way to the polls last week to have their voices heard in the midterm election.
Iva Dee Bondurant, a 102-year-old resident of Ridgeland, was no different, as she said taking part in the election was her civic duty.
The Catholic Charities Therapeutic Foster Care community consists of foster parents and professional licensed social workers, certified mental health therapists and licensed professional counselors who address the special needs of children experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties who cannot be cared for by their own families.
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History received the Mississippi Travel Attraction of the Year Award during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Oxford. The annual conference, organized by the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA), presents awards for tourism achievement.
The upper school performing arts department of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School proudly presents the Broadway musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls,” February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Center For Performing Arts located on the north campus in Ridgeland. The production features a cast of 26 singers and dancers, and a live, 14-piece orchestra.
It was Christmas time when I got the call. My son, who was addicted to drugs, had been missing for a few weeks. I slept with scrubs laid out and my phone in my hand. Then the ringing in the middle of the night. He was in the ER. “Is he alive?” was the only thing I could say.
Limping Chloe Bibby was in Oregon last weekend, supporting her Mississippi State teammates, while continuing the rehab process on her injured knee.
Yes, she said, the knee is coming along fine and will be stronger than ever by next season.
Yes, she said, she can’t wait to play again.
Second-graders at First Presbyterian Day School welcomed their parents to the library during Books for Breakfast week to learn about the Accelerated Reader program.
In the Jackson Academy lower school library students (from left) Charlotte Upchurch, Stella Blair Sims, Eli Elinski, Marcos Ramirez, and Alivia Joiner browsed the annual book sale.
David C. Davis of Madison, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been named the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations International Perspectives Faculty Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He will teach in the fall of 2018 a seminar at Millsaps focused on local identities in the global village.
Jim Rosenblatt (left) introduced John Dowdy, (center) director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, who was a recent speaker to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Also shown is club president Brooks Buchanan (right).
Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness with a deluge of recent allegations against liberals and conservatives in many high-profile professions — members of Congress, Hollywood actors, directors and producers, and even journalists who are supposed to be watchdogs against such bad acts.