On October 24, Rotary District 6820 joins the 34,000 local Rotary clubs around the globe in celebrating World Polio Day, commemorating the near elimination of polio, once considered among the most feared diseases in the United States and abroad.
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Ole Miss football has had two more mascots than winning seasons since 2015.
You remember 2015? The Rebels, coached by Hugh Freeze and sporting future NFL players at several key positions, won their 10th game in the Sugar Bowl, trouncing Oklahoma State 48-20.
BEN W. SEALE JR. is the new president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi. Seale joined the board in 2014 and has been an active part of the DFM. “We are so honored to have a tremendously talented and passionate group of board members,” said Executive Vice President Mary Fortune.
The Madison County Business League and Foundation recently announced the 2019-20 Youth Leadership Committee. The committee steers the course for the annual program. Members include (from left, back) Pat McNulty, Jan Collins, Don Burnham; (front) Becky Morgan, Mary Sims Johnson, Mary Kate Rankin, and Rochelle Thompson.
The Country and Blues Rock for Recovery will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. October 17, at Duling Hall in Fondren. The alcohol-free event will benefit the McCoy House for Sober Living in Jackson. Music will be presented by The Patrick Harkins Band. The event will feature a silent auction and food.
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Phillip Wells of Jackson announce the marriage of their daughter Dr. Ashley Carlton Wells to Justin Daniel Kirby of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nichols and James Edwin Kirby Jr. both of Woodruff S.C.
The serpentine backroads that I travel so frequently are almost like the gateway to freedom. My whole demeanor changes when I exit the fast pace of planes, trains, and automobiles in and around Madison. Life seems to move at a snail’s pace when the last orange barrel that lines so many of our highways and streets is in the rearview mirror.
Three First Presbyterian Day School students raised $350 for the school’s annual mission project and presented the money to Bridgette Coleman, (back) director of God’s Haven. Shown with her are (from left, front) Anne Fair Lucas, Charlotte Lucas and Grace Creasey.
The C Spire C3 Jr. coding challenge for 4th graders was recently held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Madison Crossing Elementary students participating were (from left) C Spire mentor Jo’Tavious Smith, Kelli Brandon, Corinne Johnson, Mary Hanna Landress, Elise Williams, and Shevon Hall, teacher.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School presented dress-up book reports on famous Americans.
Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in economics from the University of Mississippi. He is the CEO of Venture Technology. Gibert recently spoke with Sun reporter Nikki Rowell about the Mississippi lottery.
I am raising three women. They are girls right now, but they will be women when I’m done with them—I hope. That’s the plan anyway. I’m aiming for three distinct versions of confident, fulfilled, kind, and brave badass women. There are so many things I do not care about regarding my children’s futures.
After running unopposed, District 25 Sen. Walter Michel now has a Democratic challenger in the 2019 election.
Michel, a Republican, qualified to run for the District 25 seat on March 1, the qualifying deadline.
On March 2, when the secretary of state released its list of qualifying candidates, Michel was unopposed.
Opponents of the Ridgeland Costco hadn’t decided at press time whether they’d appeal a judge’s decision to allow the store to locate a gas station on property across from the Highland Colony Parkway development.
In rare occurrence wife was able to give husband her kidney for fourth transplant
When looking for a spouse, many search for their perfect match.
Madison residents Chuck and Jennifer Dew found that and more in each other over the years since they met as teenagers.
Fondren Renaissance Foundation wishes to announce that after a decade of service and leadership, Jim Wilkirson will step down as Executive Director of FRF, effective May 1, 2019.
THE legislature is in session and big money is on the line – $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi’s total GDP of $115 billion.
Mississippi citizens need a clear understanding of the budget. In the end, our votes make the difference.
The wedding of Natalie Marie Flood and William Ramseur Boyles was celebrated at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford July 28.
I am the Meanest Mama in the World. That’s the word around my house, at least. The criteria for earning this title is ever-changing. Some days, the bar is as low as telling my children that they have to bathe. Other times, I have to work harder, like when I impose a consequence: ‘You hit your sister with the iPad, so now it’s mine.’
My sister, Katie, has a birthday this week and I haven’t bought her a gift yet - but that’s sort of her fault. She’s given me a big head and very high standards to live up to by calling me the Best Gift Giver of the family. It’s a lot of pressure.
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).
This summer, Jackson resident Erin Smith will move to Los Angeles, not to try to make it on the big screen, but to train under world-renowned plastic surgeons as a part of her fellowship.
She will be trained by Dr. Paul Nassif, who stars on the television show “Botched” and Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
The Ridgeland Costco could be welcoming customers next spring.
Meanwhile, residents opposed to the store are still fighting the matter in court.
Developers have applied for and received a permit to clear the Costco site, which is located on the east side of Highland Colony Parkway south of the Old Agency Road roundabout.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
Michel still wants neighborhood improvement district
District 25 Sen. Walter Michel hopes the fourth time will be the charm when it comes to seeing a “neighborhood improvement district” bill passed.
The Northside senator is planning to introduce a bill creating the NIDs in the 2018 session.
Bomgar tackling transparency, the economy and Justice system in 2018
Mississippi House District 58 Rep. Joel Bomgar has a lot in store for the 2018 legislative session.
Consider the following scenario.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
Earlier this year, the state Legislature passed legislation that will require, beginning in January 2018, most governmental agencies to utilize reverse auctions when purchasing goods and services. The legislation was hailed as a means to set more responsible purchasing practices by governmental agencies and to save taxpayer money.
So I’m kind of a frugal guy. My wife says cheap, but that’s just semantics. I like cars that get good gas mileage.
I also don’t like air pollution, since my job often has me reading about how particulates from car exhaust and other sources cause childhood asthma, premature deaths and things like that.
Beemon Drugs Owner Lester Hailey has announced that the iconic North Jackson drug store will be closing on June 25.
A notice was posted at the Maywood Mart institution today.
The store, which has been a staple on the Northside for years, is known for providing home delivery of medications to customers.