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5 things you didn’t know about GINA DIAMOND

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Because of her love of cooking, she is a part of two cookbook clubs. She has lived in five states but has lived in Mississippi the longest. Before opening her shop, she served as marketing director for four different organizations. Her Italian heritage shines through when she makes her homemade ravioli, “the real way.” Her biggest hobbies c


District governor visits

District 6820 Governor Mark Fields (right) visited the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club at a recent meeting. He presented an update on regional activities and his goals for the year. Shown with him is Club President Felipe Zuluaga. Fields is a member of the Jackson Downtown Rotary Club.




Receive Bibles

Fourth Grade and new upper elementary students at St. Richards Catholic School were presented Bibles that were blessed during Mass. The students will use these Bibles in ther study of scripture in the atrium over the next few years.




Construction continues despite weather delays on St. Dominic’s project

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A major expansion at St. Dominic Hospital continues to move forward, despite the area’s unusually wet weather.

Construction is about one-fourth complete on a project that will essentially double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. The project is expected to wrap up late in the summer of 2021.


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Junior officers

Juniors serving as class officers on the Jackson Academy Student Council for 2019-2020 are (from left) Alice Williams, Priya Ray, Thomas Arnold, and Ava Couey. Not pictured: Lila Robertson.


Saints baseball

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Holland Townes (center) during the 2019 Senior Night. He was recognized with the baseball team. He is shown with his parents Andrew, Holland and Jan Townes.



Loss

By EDRIE ROYALS,

Another loss.  Another time of grief. My generation experiences death of friends and loved ones with each passing day; and, with every one, we are left with voids that cannot be filled. That`s where we are in the cycle of life. We can see the end, and we are amazed that it is close by.


ALUMNI BOARD

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Alumni Board of Directors represents the school’s alumni network. The group promotes alumni engagement in the life of St. Andrew’s and encourages support and participation from alumni in Mississippi and beyond. Members of the 2018-19 St.


Desoto key to runoff

The runoff for the Republican nomination governor was already bound to be interesting: Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a leader of the legislative branch, vs. Bill Waller Jr., the former leader of the state’s judicial branch.


Confederate heroes

The W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Jefferson Davis Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans held a joint Confederate Heroes Luncheon recently at a local restaurant.  Guest speaker was the Rev. Glenn Shows, who presented a program on “Battle of Cotton Bales at Red Lick, MS on July 4, 1864”.



Prep Marching Band

Marching Band for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Wesley McCulley, Anu Thind, Tyler Collins, DJ Johnson, Andrew Banks, Spencer Williams, Hayden Mathis; (middle row) Teddie Carroll, Jay Fountain, Wright Thompson, Noah Mallard, Austin Terry, Brittany Jiang; (front) Ben Tiller, Joshua McDonald, Mary Robinson Coco, Anna Kate Bertolet,



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Richard Ward Dortch

Richard Ward Dortch, lifelong resident of Jackson, Mississippi, died peacefully on September 18, 2019 following a brief illness. Because of his tall stature and playful nature, younger generations called him “Big Richard,” and even younger ones shortened the nickname to simply “Big.” He was 83.


Explore Museum

Students at First Presbyterian Day School’s Under the Oaks summer program enjoyed a fun field trip to the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. They were (from left) Mckenzie Rickels, Layne Cannada, and Anna Claire Gilbert.


Spirit night

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at the Saints’ football game versus Velma Jackson. Shown are (from left) Anna Clay Wadlington, Miley Ray, and Mary Oliver Wadlington.

 


Stickfire

Reunion Golf and Country Club hosted its annual Stickfire Golf Tournament recently with a record 108 players competing. The tournament is played every year in the name of the late Stan Hall, who was a member at Reunion when he suddenly passed away at his home January 16, 2016.


Cheerleaders

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Lower School Spirit Night at a Saints’ football game. Shown are (from left) Anna Powell Black, Julia Mitchell, and Harper Black.


Kinkead Dent

Kinkead Dent, Jackson Academy senior, signed to play college football at the University of Mississippi at a ceremony held in early December. Dent is the son of Carolyn and John Dent.

 


Highest honors

Recipients of the school’s highest honors are (from left) Allen Ryu, Trustees’ Medal for Academic Achievement, presented to the Saint who has maintained the highest cumulative GPA over four years; Khalil Jackson, the Saints Medal for Unselfish Service, presented to the student who views his or her work in terms of where that service will do the


Eagle

John Moak Scarbrough (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project recycled newpaper distribution boxes as Little Libraries for Batson Childrens Hospital. joins over 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921.


New Rotary member

Nancy Suzonne “Suzy” Tubb was inducted into the Rotary Club of North Jackson at a recent meeting. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Rickhouse. Shown are (from left) Jon Turner, Tubb, and Ann Somers.

 

 



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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





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.




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A special Commissioning Service was held for St. Richard Catholic School sixth grade students in honor of the leadership they will provide  this school year.