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HOLIDAY POTPOURRI

First Presbyterian Day School will hold its annual fundraiser Holiday Potpourri on October 25 at the home of Tommy and Laura Stansell in the Eastover neighborhood.


Service Above Self

At the Rotary Club of Jackson’s recent  meeting. Amanda Fontaine (right) presented our “Service Above Self” award to Tom Johnson. In addition to being a former president, Johnson has led the charge in many of the club’s community service initiatives.


Forgotten Dreams

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

Time, like an ever-rolling stream

“Tuck your tail, quit your sniffing and come on.”

Just in case a gentle reader hasn’t perused one of my Northside Sun articles recently, I was talking to a dog, not one of the Grands.


Jay A. Travis III

Jay A. Travis III, admired and respected attorney and gentleman, entered into the heavenly kingdom of saints on October 10, 2019, as a result of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.


Top placed swimmers

Students in grades seven through 12 at Jackson Academy (from back, left) Raygaen Hall, Ebner Baker, Mary Hampton Walker, Isabella Conn, Emory Young, Parker Bracken, Jayden Jackson, Robert Sheely; (front) Richard Sumrall, Major Quin, Liles Williams, Reeves Stratton, Anna Kate Lucas, Nick Spratlin, Jack Tate, Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Alice W


Prep Junior Varsity Girls Soccer

Junior varsity girls soccer for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Miller Jordan, Ryleigh Wells, Emily Van Uden, Candace Holman, Claire Crosby, Piper McGraw, Grace Atkinson, Katie Poole, Head coach Jon Marcus Duncan; (front) Bella Sushenia, Margaret Dye, Lilah Lane, Abby Duncan, Kate Ferguson, Taylor Caton, Caroline Smith, Jordan Edua


C for Camo

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camo during their week study of the letter C.  Shown are (from left, back) Maury McPhillips, Frances May, McNeel Florreich, Stella Nicholas, Taylor Usry, Dillan Watkins, Anna Bryan Zischke, Erin Harper, August Harrington;  (front) Samuel Warf, Zeke Lowry, Mason Taylor, Tucker Herrin, Ea


Fossil fuel independence

American drivers used to pay a high price whenever there was military action in the Middle East. The best examples were during the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo and the Iranian revolution caused steep increases in gasoline prices.


Don’t assume all birthdays will be there

By CAROLE BAILEY,

Birthdays. They are milestones, aren’t they? When is your birthday? I just had one. I turned 62. I don’t mind if you know my age. It’s just a number. Do you know why? Because I almost died 10 years ago. I have been given 10 extra years so far. So, I celebrate that birthday; not really a birthday but 10 bonus years. I mean, a true gift.



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Lack of action results in loss of 34,000 library books

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Inaction by library officials has resulted in the loss of approximately 34,000 books at the now defunct Charles Tisdale Library. The books were destroyed by black mold.

Meanwhile, any hopes of cleaning the collection were dashed recently, when an insurance claim filed to cover the books’ restoration costs was denied.



Growing Pains

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Decade later Germantown Middle School doubles enrollment

When Germantown Middle School opened its doors 10 years ago, there were 470 students enrolled and 40 faculty and staff members.






5 things you didn’t know about Mark & Mary Shapley

By NIKKI ROWELL,

They are going to become grandparents for the first time in February 2020. Their best memories are from family trips with their children. While they cook up tasty meals at the restaurant, their meals at home are usually really simple. Several of the paintings on the restaurant walls were done by Mark. In their off time, they like to binge-w


Bramlett on role as district attorney

John K. Bramlett Jr. was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant as District Attorney for the 20th Circuit Court District, which includes Madison and Rankin counties. He replaces Michael Guest, who was elected to the U.S. Congress. Bramlett has served as an assistant district attorney in the 20th Circuit Court District since 2015.



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Coaching

Rotary Club of Jackson met recently at Sparkman Auditorium at the ag museum. Julian Watson introduced speaker, Coach Joe Moorhead, head football coach at Mississippi State University.


Play for Mercer

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has another student committed to playing Division I next year. Senior Banks Tolley signed with Mercer University to play soccer. Fellow Saints teammates celebrated with Tolley at the announcement in the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC).



Dynamic Duo

Jackson Prep recently held its 2017 Précis Pageant. Voted Dunamic Duo are (from left) Ben Burnett and Forrest Smith.


Junior officers

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.


News Briefs

R’land Police Offer Safe Place

The internet has provided an easy way for people to sell their unwanted or used items. However, not every seller is reputable.

Scams and dangerous people could be lurking behind seemingly normal postings.


Scott Waller

Scott Waller, IOM, has been selected to serve as President and CEO of the board of directors of the Mississippi Economic Council. Waller, who has been with at MEC for more than 11 years, spent the last eight months as interim president and CEO. He and his wife Kim live in Madison.


Daring

At Jackson Academy’s upper school Awards Day, students (from left) Columbia Holeman and Brandon Miller received the national “I Dare You” leadership award for exhibiting personal integrity, balanced living, and a potential for leadership.


William J. Hardin

William J. “Bill” Hardin, MD, passed away October 9 at the age of 81, after a battle with cancer.  He was born July 4, 1937 in Jackson, son of the late James W.


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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R