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Billye Haskins Dallas

Billye Haskins Dallas, 89, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, passed away June 15, 2019. Visitation is on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony- Parkway, Madison, Mississippi.




WALTER SCOTT WELCH, III

WALTER SCOTT WELCH, III

We are all diminished today by the passing from this life of W. Scott “Scotty” Welch, but we were all made richer by his presence in our lives. Scotty died in his beloved garden on the morning of June 14, 2019. He was a presence in every room, and now he fills an even greater space.


Norman Albert Mott, Jr.

Norman Albert Mott, Jr., retired third generation Publisher and Editor of The Yazoo City Herald, died Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. Dominic Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Mott had been an independent resident of The Orchard in Ridgeland, MS since 2012.



Richard Ansley Farr, Jr.

MADISON ~ Richard Ansley Farr, Jr, lovingly known as “Papa”, 92, of Madison, MS passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home.

Richard was born in Meridian, MS, July 30, 1926 to Treba Toinette Nichols and Richard Ansley Farr, Sr.


Sarah Kathleen Posey Smith

Sarah Kathleen Posey Smith was born June 13, 1924, in Philadelphia. Her parents, John Leonard Posey and Nellie Tingle Posey, were life-long residents of Neshoba County. She had two sisters, the late J’Nell Posey Coffman and Betty Ann Posey Gardner of Wilmington, DE.


Jerome Wayne Smith

Jerome Wayne Smith, (November 3, 1920-June 9, 2019) was born in Mt. Olive, MS and died at home in Jackson surrounded by his loving family.  Raised in Noxapater, MS., he was the second of five children born to Nannie and Ennis Smith.  He was a standout athlete earning a basketball scholarship to Wood Jr.


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Flag history

The Annandale Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met recently at the Country Club of Jackson.  Robin Person with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History presented a program entitled “The History of the American Flag”.  Annandale members Mary Manning and Mary Sue Mosby presented Robin with a subscription to the American Spir


Earning rank

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.


Hall of Fame

Alex Gibbs, Jerrion Ealy, Mackenzie Nichols, Reece Davis; (front) Catherine Watson, Abigail Pittman, Eliza Burnham, Mary Patton Murphy


Soccer team

Playing for Jackson Academy’s varsity boys soccer team during the 2019 season were (from left, back) Rush Baldwin, Sean Lackey, Alex Summerford, Robert Culpepper, Drew Antici, Tanner Golden; (front) JQ Morgan, Andrew Harrison, Michael Lowe, William Janous, Reed Travelstead, Samuel Hadley and Banks McNair.


Big chapel acolytes

St. Andrew’s Episcopal lower school students serve as acolytes during big chapel each week. Some serving during the 2018-2019 year were (from left) Emily Reynolds, Eloise Turnage, Addison Tatum, Alice McElroy, Reed Chudy, Alex Fuentes, Hudson Eubanks and Riley Thurman.


Perfect attendance

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.


Get the shots

During this year’s dramatic surge in measles, much of the attention has been on parents who invoke religious or philosophical exemptions to keep their children from being vaccinated.





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Basketball buddies

Jackson Academy basketball players Sydney Morris and Emory Laseter recently met their basketball buddies Margaret Johnson and Sloan Akins at an event hosted by the Athletic Booster Club. Shown are (from left) Morris, Johnson, Akins and Laseter.

 


Mystery club

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seventh and eighth-graders recently performed humorous mysteries in their spring play, The Mystery Club: Episodes One and Two, by Ross Mihaiko, at the north campus Center for Performing Arts.


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.

 



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.



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.


Jerome Wayne Smith

Jerome Wayne Smith, (November 3, 1920-June 9, 2019) was born in Mt. Olive, MS and died at home in Jackson surrounded by his loving family.  Raised in Noxapater, MS., he was the second of five children born to Nannie and Ennis Smith.  He was a standout athlete earning a basketball scholarship to Wood Jr.


Tea party

Prekindergarten students (from left, back) Mai Terry, Millie McGee, Stanley Copeland, Sanders Harwell; (front) and Adelyn Price shared tea in the library during Jackson Academy’s annual K4 and K5 Beatrix Potter tea parties.


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JA student killed in car crash, one day before she was to graduate

By ANTHONY WARREN,

A vigil will be held tonight for the Jackson Academy (JA) student killed in a car crash today.

Frances Anne Fortner was driving along Ridgewood Road around 1:30 p.m., when she hit a manhole cover and her car flipped, according to Precinct Four Cmdr. Keith Freeman.

The vigil will be at 7 p.m., on the school's campus.





NewSouth NeuroSpine

By DR. RAHUL VOHRA,

“The DEA is on the phone.” Those are words you really never want to hear. To my relief the call wasn’t about my practice. The next week I found myself meeting with two United States District attorneys as well as DEA agents. I was asked to be an expert in a case against two pain specialists in Alabama.




Renaissance to feature new show fountain, theater and Costco

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The second and third phases of Renaissance are on track to be finished next year, complete with another show fountain and Malco theater.

The city of Ridgeland director of community development Alan Hart said, based on reports from the developer, that phase two of Renaissance should be open by summer or fall of 2019.



Child's Prayer

Van Devender family donates for expansion of Batson Children’s Hospital

The simple prayer of a child for the patients of Batson Children’s Hospital brought about a $1.5 million gift from the Van Devender Family Foundation to expand pediatric care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).


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The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland