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.
Barnett Reservoir officials and volunteers are preparing for the third annual Operation Clean Sweep on the Pearl River.
Designed to help tackle the litter problem along the river and reservoir, the event will kick off on Saturday, September 21 at 8 a.m. across 30 locations.
Over the years I've heard it said or read it written many times: The quality of top tier college baseball, like that played in the SEC, is the equivalent of Class AA professional baseball.
That's just not so.
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.
Efforts to rid the Ross Barnett Reservoir of steel reinforcement rods, or rebar, are continuing.
Since the water level was lowered in October, thousands of pieces of rebar have been removed since they were visible in the low water and the number is steadily growing.
Jackson could soon the join the myriad of other cities that have sued Siemens following complications with a water system overhaul.
On Tuesday, the council could decide whether to hire law firm Gibbs and Travis to file lawsuit against Siemens USA to recoup damages associated with its $91 million energy performance contract.
Kevin Essary goes From BMX bike racing to head pro at Parham bridges tennis center
JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.
Jackson could be gearing up to take legal action against Siemens, a firm it brought on years ago to completely overhaul its water and sewer system.
A product of the Mississippi hill-country, standing water was something I saw only in a pond on my parent’s farm or crossing the creek on “the place.” Beyond the occasional thrill of Grenada Lake spillway opening, flooding was a distant story on the Sunday evening news.
Rear Admiral (ret) and Mrs. Michael Jabaley Jr. of Annandale, VA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Jabaley, to Ben Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coleman of Charlottesville.
The Columbus tornadoes last weekend are a reminder that Mississippi has the highest per capita deaths from tornadoes of any state in the country at 132 per million. Our prayers are extended to the family of Ashley Pounds who lost her life. We pray the church that was destroyed will rebuild quickly.
Dean Emeritus Jim Rosenblatt (left) of the Mississippi College School of Law recently congratulated two of the school’s graduates, Northsiders Zeb Jones (center) and Minor Buchanan (right).
A major expansion at St. Dominic Hospital continues to move forward, despite the area’s unusually wet weather.
Construction is about one-fourth complete on a project that will essentially double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. The project is expected to wrap up late in the summer of 2021.
Bekah Woodruff (left) of Madison recently served as a junior page for the Mississippi State Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. She is shown with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who sponsored her visit. Bekah is the daughter of Jay and Jenny Wilson and attends Rosa Scott High School.
For the third time, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has tried to convict Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and for the third time this has failed. This time, the case was tried in Rankin County with an all-white jury. Still no conviction. Smith’s attorney called for an end to the “witch hunt” against his client.
Stacey L. Wall serves as CEO of Pinnacle Financial Trust. Prior to founding Pinnacle Trust in 1997, he served as Chief Investment Officer for a regional financial institution with responsibility for approximately $1 billion under investment management.
Jackson Prep students winning book awards at class day were (from left) Sarah Michael Kennedy (Belhaven Book Award), Hannah Arnold (Washington and Lee Book Award), Abigail Pittman (Millsaps Book Award), Reece Davis (Rhodes College Book Award). Not pictured: Mary Patton Murphy (Gordon College Book Award).
Jackson Academy’s junior class officers and representatives for 2018-2019 are (from left) Reese Anderson, Land Gebhart, Nelson Thomas, Don Waller, and Logan Hatten. Not pictured: Kennedy Nations, Sydney Guy, Asher Morgan, Lily Grace Thigpen and Mary Gray White.
Jackson Academy’s 2018-2019 chapel worship band is led by (from left, back) Meagan Gautier, Josh Watson, Charlie Earl, Don Waller, Anna Carlisle Nichols; (front) Lila Robertson, Reese Overstreet, Emma Collums, and Thomas Earl.
Mississippi is the only state in the nation where a candidate could garner a majority vote (more than 50 percent) and not win the statewide office he or she was pursuing.