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Fireworks to fill Northside skies at Independence Day celebrations

By NIKKI ROWELL,

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.




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Dalmations

Dressed as the one hundred and one dalmatians to celebrate their one hundred and first day of school are Jackson Academy first-graders (from left) Mae Logan, Cade Wilson, Katherine Fowler, Cole Caraway and Paxton Orr.

 

 


Fun times

Covenant Presbyterian preschoolers enjoying play together are (from left) Susannah Jones, Sophia Morris, Millie Ruth Tisdale, Lynlee Newman, and Stella McArthur.

 



Football offense

Jackson Prep’s 2018 Offensive Football Awards were won by (from left) Tripp Cory, Most Valuable Lineman; Jerrion Ealy, Most Valuable Back; Charlie Ott, Most Valuable Lineman; Peyton Greenwood, Most Valuable Receiver.

 


Junior varsity soccer

The 2018-19 Jackson Prep boys junior varsity soccer team includes members (from left, back) Head Coach Jon Marcus Duncan, Brendan Barry, Chambers Malouf, Graham Busbea, Andrew Sweat, Walker Headley, Lewis Knotts, Ethan Williams, Wat Rutledge, Gibson Brown, Assistant TJay Busin; (front) Colton Holman, Cameron Moore, Luke Smith, Collin Williams,


Famous Mississippians

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School participated in their annual Famous Mississippians Parade. Shown are (from left) Aili Leggett, Allie Shay, Sophia French, Mary Hollis Maddux, Leighton Myrick, Aubrey Bailey, Laila LaFontaine and Maggie Rich.


bye bye birdie

The teens of Sweet Apple, Ohio are ready to welcome Conrad Birdie to town in the musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie June 27-30 at the Madison Square Center for the Arts


Colonial dames

The Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames XVII Century elected new officers at the 55th Annual State Conference.  New officers elected were Debbie Cannon President, Rev. Samuel Swayze Chapter; Melissa Holomon, first vice president, Magnolia Chapter; Annis Dickerson, Rev.


Senior night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Stephanie, Jake and Ken Bryson. 

 



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City meet

The River Hills parent relay team (from left) Ben Kerr, Will McCraney, Tal Hendrix, and Parker Ellison swam to a first place finish during this year’s event at the Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.



Dealership requests to be left out of Gluckstadt and Canton annexation issue

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

The Gluckstadt incorporation is making slow and steady progress, but there is one commercial entity that wants to stay out of the issue.

The Mak Haik car dealership, located north of Glucksadt Road and west of I-55, does not want to be part of the incorporation. The car dealer does not want to be part of Canton’s annexation either.



Court denies R’land request

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco Wholesale scored a minor victory recently in their efforts to keep the wholesaler from locating on Highland Colony Parkway.

Last week, the Mississippi Supreme Court denied the city of Ridgeland’s request to expedite the appeal of the city’s 2015 vote to amend the zoning ordinance.


Changes

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson proposing doing away with minority firm quotas

An ordinance that establishes quotas for hiring minority firms in the city of Jackson could soon be on its way out.

Jackson officials are hoping to replace the city’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance with a new “small and disadvantaged business” program.


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.

 


Leslie Lampton’s life showed value of free enterprise

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Northside lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.

Leslie B. Lampton was founder of Ergon, which has 2,600 employees in Mississippi, 29 other states, and several other countries. Dorothy Lee Crum Lampton was his wife for 69 years.



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Andy Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson.