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Champion

Before an audience of more than 16,000 Northsider Amy Forsyth preformed a duet with Carrie Underwood in Fiserv Forum. Amy, a Northside Sun account manager, had the opportunity to share the stage with the award winning country singer after she won The Champion rap contest.




‘Putting on a clinic’

Olivia moore gives back to community through establishing city tennis camp.

When athletes make something look easy, they’re said to be “putting on a clinic.”

For Olivia Moore, she not only knows how to make tennis look easy on the court, she also knows how to put on a clinic. Literally.




Overhaul

By ANTHONY WARREN,

City plans changes to mass transit system; hiring consultant.

A complete overhaul of Jackson’s mass transit system is in the works, with city officials expected to seek out a consultant in the coming weeks to help determine the system’s needs.


Hiding from the public

A board that oversees millions of dollars in state emergency communication funds continues to stymie efforts for transparency, leaving just one question to be answered: what is this group trying to hide?


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Speech and debate

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students recently competed in the Magnolia Forensic League’s (MFL) District Qualifiers for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) National Tournament with the speech qualifier at Oak Grove High School. Of the 20 total entries  by St. Andrew’s for speech weekend, 11 placed in the top six.


Earns Eagle Scout rank

Gibson Brown (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s May Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project built picnic tables for families at the Jackson Futbol Club. He is shown with his parents Jay and Mary Tison Brown.


Fakebook

The bipartisan sentiment building up in Washington against social media giants Facebook and Google suggests that in the not-too-distant future, changes will be forced on them to reduce their monopolies, curb their snooping and better police the content they distribute.


Kapok Tree Birds

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 based on their research of plants and animals in the Amazon Rainforest. Birds were (from left) Maley Thornhill, Cheney Neel, Addison Perkins, and Clara Clifford.


State electoral reform

Despite the criticism of the Electoral College that arises every time there is a close presidential election, it has a legitimate purpose: to keep huge population centers from dictating who holds the White House.


Player honored

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School recently celebrated Senior Night, recognizing senior members of the baseball team. Shown are (from left) David, Charley, and Katie Blount.


500 points

First Presbyterian Day School recognized students who received 500 Accelerated Reader points. Shown are (from left, back) Laurie Barbour, Meg Barbour, Rose Hathorn, Jake Maggio, Lydia Tidwell; (front) Sam Guidry, Will Conner, Alex Guidry, Avery Dale, Emily Maggio, and Daniel Metcalf.


Most charming

Jackson Academy recently hosted its annual Features Pageant. Voted Most Charming are (from left) Sara Wilson Fielder and Eli Ridgeway.


Choir honors

Ridgeland High School’s choirs returned home from the WorldStrides Nashville Heritage with awards including Concert Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Concert Choir; Women’s Choir - Gold Rating, first place 2A Women’s Choir, and Adjudicator’s Award (average of 95 or higher); Men’s Choir - Silver Rating, first place, Men’s Choir; Singers - Gold


Joins Rotary

Chris Brantley (center) recently joined the Rotary Club of North Jackson. The Rotary Club of North Jackson meets at  the Rickhouse in Jackson on Tuesdays. Also shown are Kevin Russell (left),  and Brantley’s  father Chris Brantley, also club members.


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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.







Renaissance construction

By NIKKI ROWELL,

Construction is on track for the second and third phases of Renaissance, complete with a show fountain and Malco theater.

Phase two of Renaissance is projected to be complete sometime this summer or early fall.

The Costco portion of phase three and four should be complete by next summer.


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.



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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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