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.
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.
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.
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.
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Northsider Jeff Bonner shared this photo of a Mississippi cougar with us. It came courtesy of his friend, Clarksdale dentist Bill Wilson, who took the photo from the window of his office at 850 North DeSoto in Clarksdale.
Plans are underway for a new residential development at the Barnett Reservoir, which is set to include lakefront lots and others with lake views, in addition to rental properties.
A group called Expedition Point LLC was the successful bidder for a 100-acre property, which will be the site for the residential development.
N’siders learn no vaccine but good treatments for West Nile.
Brenda and Jim McIntyre are busy Northsiders, and by all accounts healthy for their age.
The two own their own business, The Complete Flag Source, and work six days a week, often 10 hours or more.
Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) officials are at a loss as to how they can prevent reservoir visitors from placing steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, in the water.
The pieces of rebar jutting out of the water are hard to spot, putting Barnett Reservoir users in danger of damaging their watercrafts or getting hurt.
Rukia Lumumba is executive director of the People’s Advocacy Institute in downtown Jackson. She is a graduate of Tougaloo College and holds a law degree from Howard University. Lumumba recently spoke to Sun Senior Staff Writer Anthony Warren about the institute and an initiative its working on to address crime in Jackson.
A new gym and 10 new classrooms are on the horizon for First Presbyterian Day School (FPDS), as part of a major expansion expected to get under way early next summer.
The school announced the plans recently, in a letter to parents.
A plan to rezone the Meadowbrook Office Park as a mixed-use district has sparked debate among Northsiders.
Some support the idea, saying the rezoning is needed to keep the area vibrant, while others argue the plans could increase traffic on relatively calm neighborhood streets.
The state recently scored a victory in its efforts to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
She planned events for the Queen of Jordan and Prince Edward and got to meet both of them. She has gone bowling at the White House in Washington D.C. - twice. She has floated in the Dead Sea. She has climbed Mt. St. Helen. She has hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Jackson Prep recently held its Precis Pageant. Students voted Wittiest Girl and Boy were (from left) Annie Rogers and Will Gage.
Jackson Academy students (from left) Cole Caraway, Andrew Baquie, Londyn Dorsey, Olivia Salvo, Richard Sumrall, Alex Patterson, and soccer coach Phillip Buffington recently participated in a summer soccer camp led by Buffington.
First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Ellen Morgan and Nick Kogon were chosen Best Representatives by their classmates.
The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently recognized four members of the club with perfect attendance. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at noon at the Rickhouse in Jackson. Shown are (from left) Charlie Johnson, 26 years; Jim Stanley, 38 years; Bill Osborne, one year; and Erik Heron, 41 years.
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) Susie Steckler, Zuri Hays, John Brody Fournet, and James Harris.
The River Hills Club River Rats swim team placed second out of 13 teams in the 2019 Jackson Swim Association’s City Meet.
First Presbyterian Day School K3 students celebrated Rodeo Day in preschool. Shown are (from left) Gray Sledge, Pippa Smith, Megan Parks, William Boerner and Wyatt Bufkin.
Thomas Wasson (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 benefitted the Mississippi Natural Science Museum. Wasson joins more than 600 Eagle Scouts from Troop 8 since 1921. He is shown with his parents Tara and Gene Wasson.
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.
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.
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.
A Birmingham law firm will determine whether or not Jackson has a suit against Siemens.
The Jackson City Council recently approved hiring Lightfoot, Franklin and White LLC to “investigate and pursue claims and litigation against Siemens.”
The measure was approved following two special sessions.
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.
Plans to transform Parham Bridges Park into a world-class tennis center are finally coming to fruition.
Last week, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to tear down the old Precinct Four substation to make way for a new entrance to the Parham Bridges Tennis Center.
Northpark Mall will undergo major upgrades this year. Ridgeland officials recently approved a site plan and architectural review for $11.5 million in renovations on the exterior and interior of the shopping center.
The new owners, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, bought the mall last year for an unknown cost.
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.