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William Sherman Sampson Jr.

William Sherman Sampson Jr., 75, died unexpectedly Saturday July 13, 2019 at his home near Learned, MS. Bill was the first of 5 children in is family and was born at Fort Ft McClellan in Alabama July 2, 1944. Bill grew up in Jackson, MS and attended the University of Mississippi. He was an avid fan of Ole Miss football his entire life.


Connection

Randy Watkins’ love of golf takes him to the U.S. Open and mentoring young players on the sport.

Sports are a hobby for many, but one Northsider understands the connections that can be gained through sports.


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Remembering Quentin Compson

By JAY WIENER,

More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent




Hiding from the public

A board that oversees millions of dollars in state emergency communication funds continues to stymie efforts for transparency, leaving just one question to be answered: what is this group trying to hide?



Popsicles

First Presbyterian Day School kindergartners enjoyed popsicles in Company, the after school program. Students included (from left) Elijah Hindman, Charlie Chandler, Metta Margaret Ferris, Reid Hurley, and Charlie Davis.


rolling reunion

Murrah class of 1964 celebrate 55th reunion over four days with events in Jackson and Gulf Coast. 

In high school, Jim Hitt and his friends would take on random feats of strength to prove their toughness.

One time, they ran through a thick patch of bamboo just to see how far they could get.


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Beyond meat

A lawsuit that claims Mississippi is violating the free-speech rights of vegetarian food producers was inevitable.


Service academies

Three members of the Class of 2019 who will attend include from left) Luis Flores, United States Military Academy West Point; Charlie Sewell, United States Naval Academy; and Grant Morgan, United States Air Force Academy.



Most points

First Presbyterian Day School rising sixth grader Emily Maggio broke the school’s record for the most Accelerated Reader points in one year. Shown are Maggio (left) and Librarian Jana Heimer.


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.


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.

 



Historical fiction

Jackson Academy students (from left) Annie Craig, Barron Mosal, Sarah Kathryn Williams, and Liam Spratlin recently authored works of historical fiction about President Abraham Lincoln.

 


Seniors honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Bryan, Olivia and Connie Lantrip.

 


Seniors honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s basketball teams recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing seniors on the teams and their families. Shown are (from left) Bryan, Olivia and Connie Lantrip.

 


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James McGowan retiring

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Former Precinct Four Cmdr. James McGowan is retiring after 27 years with the Jackson Police Department.

McGowan previously headed up the North Jackson precinct before being promoted to district commander under former Police Chief Lee Vance.

On Monday, McGowan announced he was retiring on a social media post.





Watters honored for contributions

Betti Watters was the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter.

This award goes to Mississippi NASW members who have made significant contributions to the field of professional social work throughout their professional careers in Mississippi.






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Obituaries

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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.