We each march to the sound of a different drummer; it may be an age thing, but for unknown reasons, I seem to be drawn more and more to the beat of the past. The rhythm goes on, but it’s slower. On a Danube River cruise my Jackson friends and I had disembarked from our ship, the Viking Jarl, and were now in Prague.
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He is an Eagle Scout, which he earned from Boy Scout Troop 1, the oldest troop in the state of Mississippi. He is a cradle Episcopalian and is active at St. James’ in Jackson.
Alice G. Staples, born in Memphis, TN, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, surrounded by family around 5:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband Tony.
The celebration of the marriage of Elizabeth Gray Hopkins and Benjamin Trent Van Pelt was held June 8 at Ashwood on Antioch Barn in Lexington, KY.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Hopkins and Alice Serralta of Houston. The bridegroom is the son of Laurie and Miles Van Pelt of Madison.
A few residents will have to boil their water for the near future. Today, the city of Jackson issued a precautionary boil water notice for the 700 to 1399 blocks of Riverside Drive. The outage affects approximately 15 connections, according to city reports.
Students listed to the fourth quarter honor roll at St. Joseph Catholic School include:
Principal’s Honor Roll: Emma Kaye Beebe, Tyler Brown, Claire Conn, Catherine Cook, Maria Crosby, Ben Crout, Gage Douglas, Garret Grove, Clare Harkins, Jacob Harkins, Kiland Harrison, Aliana Liess, Byron Poindexter;
Fifth-grade students (from left) Julia Thompson, Ebbie Barbour, Katherine Gault, Breck Hines, Yates Elfert, Emily Martin, and Brennon Shorter read poetry aloud at a recent Jackson Academy Middle School poetry cafe event.
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. His Eagle Project built benches for batting cages at North Jackson Youth Baseball. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.
St. Richard 3rd Grade Students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry while studying biomes. Students created the set and their costumes for the play based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Shown (from left) Lily Frances Garner, Loftis Garner, Neel Boteler, and Reed Walker.
Construction is moving along as scheduled on a new wastewater treatment plant for the West Rankin Utility Authority (WRUA).
The authority generates about 10 million to 12 million gallons of wastewater each day, which is transmitted to the Savanna Street Wastewater Treatment Plant in Jackson.
Jackson is one step closer to issuing $35 million in road bonds, thanks to a recent vote by the city’s one-percent infrastructure tax oversight commission.
Last week, oversight members approved the mayor’s request to leverage bond money to issue up to $35 million in long-term debt.
Gifted with a green thumb, she loves to spend free time working in her garden. Over the years, she has kept a collection of cookbooks and family recipes. She is a cat person and has had her cat, Annie, for 17 years. She calls herself a very hands-on grandmother. Her grandchildren have gone with her to showings and closings.
Jill Ford recently announced her candidacy for the House of Representatives District 73 vacated by Cory Wilson, citing her desire to keep up the fight for conservative reforms in the legislature.
Want to talk racial reconciliation? Want to bridge a divide in your community? The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation could help. Portia Espy is the group’s executive director. She’s been in the position for a little over a year now.
Jackson has issued two boil water notices for the Northside. The notices are for Oak Forest Drive, in the 39212 ZIP code and Culley Drive and Crepe Myrtle Drive and Court, in the 39206 ZIP code. The notices are temporary.
Dr. and Mrs. William Eugene Loper, III of Ridgeland announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Taylor Loper, to Andrew Steven Miles, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard John Miles of Madison.
I read with interest Dr. Levin’s letter advocating for medical marijuana in Mississippi. I paid particular attention as he is the current president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (a position I held several years ago).
Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year. JAAIS is an organization serving approximately 20 schools in the greater Jackson area.
Madison Central High School biomedical research students listened to a discussion lead by guest speaker Mark Chmielewski on patient data security. Attending the discussion were (from left) Perriann Smith, Erica Chmielewski, Daniel Joshua, Chmielewski, Leija Ray, Loveleen Kaur, with biomedical research instructor Dr. Betsy Sullivan.
First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners made necklaces out of items they had counted and sorted on the 100th day of school. Shown are (from left) Mary Douglas Druey, Ford Collins, and Conley Mae Benson.
Jackson Prep’s seventh-grade boys basketball white team includes members (from left, back) Andy Brown, Parker Puckett, Thomas Gough, Charlie Faulk; (front) Brantley Denson, Jack Dryden, Beckham Powers, Allen Rebich. Not pictured: Christopher McHenry.
Blake Fletcher (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project created a habitat shelter for the Opportunity Center in West Jackson. He is shown with his parents Spence and Ruth Fletcher.
Bennett Herring (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. For his Eagle project he constructed raised vegetable garden boxes for the McCoy House. He is shown with his parents Joel and Susan Herring.
Chance L. McDavid, division director of the asset development division of the Mississippi Development Authority spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently. McDavid informed club members and guest about asset community development and some of the communities in Mississippi that have success with it.
Susan Draughn has been named Madison Central High School’s Parent of the Year. Draughn serves as the 2018-2109 Madison Central PTO President. She has served in numerous PTO roles in each Madison zone school throughout the years, including PTO President at Rosa Scott School from 2016-2018.
First Presbyterian Day School students celebrated the end of the school year at Field Day, a long-standing tradition of the school.
The first phase of the Reunion interchange might be funded through this year’s state bond bill, say county officials.
District 2 Supervisor Trey Baxter said he and District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones have been meeting with state legislators, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.
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.
Hartfield Academy recently opened its newly expanded and renovated main campus at 1240 Luckney Rd.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A new friendly and kindness-spreading trend is growing more and more in the city of Madison.
If you’ve found a hidden, painted rock somewhere in the city, you’ve probably heard of the movement called Madison MS Rocks.