Hospice Ministries of Central Mississ-ippi celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Suzannah Britt, the group’s executive director, has worked in various roles with the nonprofit, and recently reflected on the group in an interview with the Sun. Britt is a graduate of Co-Lin Community College and the University of Southern Mississi-ppi.
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Genesis Powell and Jesse Olson Coppenbarger announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Miss Powell is the daughter of Captain Angel Diaz of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Olson Coppenbarger of Jackson.
Friend’s move inspires Abby McCaughan award-winning choreography.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School eighth graders enjoying the first day of school are (from left) Lauryn Chambers, Madison Cox, Casey Young, Micah Davis, Isabel Mitchell, Jennifer Chen, Jessica Livingston, and Hannah Moore.
It wasn’t my first assignment, but it came early in my days as a newspaper reporter when I was mostly writing obituaries and police news. It’s a chore I never assigned when I later became an editor, nor do I recommend it to today’s bosses.
A popular Northside park could soon be named after a late Jackson Academy student.
Ward Three Councilman Kenneth Stokes has introduced an ordinance to rename Parham Bridges Park to Parham Bridges/Frances Fortner Park.
Lane Spell Rosson, 74, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at home in Ridgeland, MS, surrounded by friends and family including her son, Bert Rosson Jr., her sister, Suzanne Case of McComb and niece Rebecca Case Lawler of New Orleans.
The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will host its “Women of Vision” event and honor four women who have been selected as innovators and visionaries in their respective fields. The event will be held October 21.
They include Betsy Bradley, Rita Brent, Oleta Fitzgerald and Holly Lange.
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.
Greatness of Mississippi collegiate football players over the years has been illustrated any number of ways. You can do it by citing their statistics, of course. You can do it by giving them trophies and retiring their numbers.
Ann Reese McDonnieal of Jackson passed away on August 29, 2019. Visitation will be held at noon on September 4 with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. at Northminster Baptist Church. The daughter of Raymond Leslie Reese and Mary Eunice Barton Reese, Ann McDonnieal was born in Ruston, Louisiana in 1927.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School middle school students were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the final assembly of the school year. Recipients of The Citizenship Award are (from left) John William Walker, Andrew Gordon, and Friend Walker.
Students and parents of First Presbyterian Day School were all smiles on the first day of school including (from left) Dasha and Solomia Peipon.
The Rev. and Mrs. Claude Eugene McRoberts III of Montgomery announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Berry McRoberts, to Scott Hamric Miller, son of Dr. and Mrs. Carold Jason Miller of Madison.
Adrienne Stewart, served as co-president of the Education Center School student council. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Stewart. Trevor Clayton, son of Tiffanie Young, served as the senior class representative on the ECS student council for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Northside Sun’s efforts to shed light on the Commercial Mobile Radio Services Board (CMRS) board appear to have paid off.
At its June meeting, the board voted to create an “electronic records report showing the amount of funds” of pre-paid and post-paid cell phones distributed to each county.
Mildred Primos Smith, beloved of all who knew her, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 9, 2019, after a brief battle with congestive heart failure.
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.
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
Charles Devin Hewitt, “Hobbie”, a resident of Jackson, MS passed away at Baptist Medical Center on Friday September 6, 2019 at the age of 60. A Memorial service was held at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon at 10am on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Visitation was at 9am until service time.
Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most School-Spirited are (from left) Leah Richardson and Preston McWilliams.
Three students attending Ivy League schools are (from left) Ishan Bhatt, Allen Ryu, and Ian Espy.
Holland Townes and Julia Mitchell
Recognized at Jackson Prep’s 2018-19 “Salute To Education” banquet were (from left) teacher Laura Hepner, who was named Teacher of the Year, and Caroline Sisk, who was named Administrator of the Year.
Short as the walk that ends the night
“You’re a good girl. Now behave yourself.”
I tighten the leash, stop a moment to catch my breath, bend over and pet the dog. “We should be able to finish our walk, then I have some things to take care of before I, ‘make it to the church on time,’” I hum.
Alaina Liess, a senior at St. Joseph Catholic School, has been named a STAR student for the 2018-2019 school year. Susie Odom, English teacher, has been named a STAR teacher.
Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Seniors (from left) Noah Berry, Kate McDowell, Will Mann, Anne Marie Lundy, Sam Walenta, Leah Richardson, Tanner Robertson, and Charlotte Palmer were voted class favorites.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders participate in “Spirit Days” on the Tuesdays of their home football games. Shown are (from left) Alyssa Claire Cranford, Meredith Hawkins, Hartley Craddock, Mamie Barton and Campbell Wyatt.
Jackson Academy sixth-grader wrote an essay on Ancient Greek characteristics which won Scholastic’s SCOPE Magazine writing contest.
The 2018-19 Jackson Prep junior high girls basketball awards went to (from left) Andie Flatgard, Most Valuable Player; Olivia Smith, Best Defensive Player; Margie Frye, Most Improved Player; Josie Duncan, Best Offensive Player.
Jackson Prep seventh-graders (from left) Kelsey Clay and Max Fan Pelt were given the Community Service Gold Award at the Honors Forum.
St. Joseph Catholic School works with St. Richard Catholic School beginning in Pre K3 to build unity and momentum for the next big step in their education. Shown are Pre K4 students with a special delivery from St.
The Reverend Eddie Spencer, author, and former inmate recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. He shared his journey from prison to redemption. Shown are (from left), Janet Scott, club president; Spencer, and Jim Rosenblatt.
Prep rising seniors (from left) Neha Adari and Lauren Nickles graduated from the Rankin County Youth Leadership program and were recognized at a recent “Salute To Education” banquet.
Car show to benefit diabetes foundation.
Preschoolers at First Presbyterian Day School having fun before school are (from left) Wells Henderson, Jayce Jackson, Aven Clark, and Allie Aiken.