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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.


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Jackson boil water notices lifted

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:

• [4500-4699] Village Drive; 39206

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER LIFT

The precautionary boil water notice for the following residents on our drinking water system is now lifted:





Jimmy Ray Beard

Jimmy Ray Beard, 84, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died June 30, 2019, at his home in Ridgeland, Mississippi due to complications of heart disease. 




The Great Kapok Tree Bees

St. Richard third grade students presented a play based on the book The Great Kapok Tree 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. Participating were (from left) Mayce Laird, Kylie Grace Talley, and Erin Wynter.



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Earns Eagle Scout honors

Charlie Barbour (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 built tables for North Jackson Youth Baseball and Softball. He is shown with his parents Laura and Charles Barbour.


Military parades

In a Fourth of July spectacle in Washington that blurred the lines between patriotic celebration and political preening, President Donald Trump thankfully steered clear of turning his speech on the Washington Mall Thursday into a brazen re-election pitch.


Entourage

Madison Middle School presented “Aladdin, Jr.”  as their fall schoolwide musical.  Students were chosen by audition for roles as the cast and dancers. Sixth-grade choir students sang as the chorus, while others assisted with sets, and former students served as crew.


Poetry Cafe

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.



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.



News Briefs

Alternative Route Requested

Jackson city officials will ask Eastover residents to take a different route, if possible, once construction gets under way on the second phase of the Eastover Water Main Replacement Project.


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.


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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.



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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently held the 2019 Honors Day Assembly, recognizing students’ accomplishments.