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A conversation with Suzannah Britt on Hospice Ministries

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.


Back at it

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.




Lane Spell Rosson

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.


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.


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.


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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Studying Options

Madison County officials are eyeing other options for juvenile detention, as the county does not have its own juvenile detention center and availability is dwindling at local facilities.







Kick off

Jackson Academy student council members (from left) Land Gebhart, Kennedy Nations, Lily Grace Thigpen, and Sydney Guy led Upper School students in an assembly to kick off the new year that was held on their first day of school.


Another individual has been charged with stealing Jackson water

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Jackson’s investigation into the water/sewer billing department continues to lead to arrests.

Today, another suspect, Willie McClendon, 64, was charged in connection with having an illegal hookup at his residence.

According to JPD’s Twitter account, the hookup had been in place for a “substantial period.”


Extra Help

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Established overlay districts proving successful for Jackson.

Eastover residents continue to enjoy their large yards and dense tree canopies almost eight years after an overlay district was expanded in the area to protect them.



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Salute to education

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.


Alaina Liess

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.



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.


Hall of Fame

Webb Strickland, Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, Carneilus Powers; (front) Erin Hederman, Avery Hederman, Columbia Holeman, Camille Couey, and Reese Overstreet


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.


Cheers

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the football team, spirit squads, and band. Shown are (from left) Marsha, Logan and Brent Wood.


One sitting

First Presbyterian Day School presented engraved Bibles to students who recited the Children’s Catechism in one sitting. Shown are (from left, back) Harrison Thomas, Anthon Land, Sam Henson, Jack Graves, Jacob Suggs; (front) Mary Harr Payne, Hannah Day, Campbell Hardy, Katie and Lucy Suggs.


Class favorites

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.

 


Book drive

Student volunteers (from left) Lucy Clement, Clayton Mahaffey, Sandon Guild, Webb Strickland, and Gibson Cheney collected books donations for Teen Trendsetters and Big House Books at morning carpool during Jackson Academy’s 60th Anniversary book drive.

 


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Citizenship

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the lower school’s closing chapel, during which rising fifth-graders received certificates signifying successful completion of the fourth-grade.


Slower Speed Limits

Those traveling on East Sowell Road will soon be slowing down.

The Madison County board of supervisors voted to approve a reduction in the speed limit on East Sowell Road from Old Canton Road to Smith Carr Road from 30 MPH to 25.

The speed limit change was a recommendation from the county engineering department.

 



Stay safe

Upper school students at Jackson Academy (from left, back) Terran Demeritte, Destiny Burns, Carter Elliott, Kate McDowell; (second row) Kaylan Sanders, Wisdom Ware, Catherine Perry, Keishun Pickett, Carneilus Powers; (front) Samia Wilson, Ariel Hayes, Sarah Fisher, Ava Del Vecchio, Logan Hatten, Mary Lindley Tharp, and Anne Marie Lundy visited


New fame

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently inducted four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Shown are (from left) Coach Burney King and LaReina Adams ’05.


Opioid crisis

Dr. Kevin Freeman from UMMC, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson during its January 15 meeting. Dr. Freeman informed the club members and guests about the Opioid Crisis and counter-measures that are being developed to combat it. Dr. Freeman is currently a behavioral pharmacologist and assistant professor at UMMC.


Grace Azordegan

Grace Azordegan from St. Andrews High School is a winner of the Rebecca Cravat Chapter of the DAR Good Citizen program, which honors a senior who demonstrates qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.


Sophomore favorites

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted favorites for the sophomore class are (from left) Don Waller, Sara Evelyn McClintock, Mary Gray White, and Nelson Thomas.


Gleaners’ work

The Gleaners, Inc., distributed 1,009,764 pounds of food to more than 40 charitable agencies in the metro area in 2018. Around 45 volunteers serve the hungry year-round, Monday through Saturday, by driving eight trucks to pick up donated foods from wholesale food distributors and retail establishments.


Wittest

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Wittiest are (from left) Marley Parkman and Forrest Smith.


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The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi will host its “Women of Vision” event and honor four women... READ MORE

Obituaries

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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.