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TRIPLE CROWN WINNERS

The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division. They went 8-0 and played California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas and Nebraska teams.  They also finished the 12U Major Team in the State of Mississippi.


Makos High Point winner

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Jett Ngo (left) scored 32 points in the seventh/eight boys age group as the high point winner at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia. Brian Ware is the coach


First place freestyle

Mississippi Makos Swim Club swimmer Michael Robinson (right) received the following medals at the 2019 Eastern Section of the Southern Zone  Age Group Championships in Georgia:  first in  50-yard freestyle,100-yard freestyle; second 1000-yard freestyle; third in 500 and 200 yard freestyle. Brian Ware is coach.


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.


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.


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.


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


Colonial Dames

Debbie Cannon,  state president of the Mississippi State Society Colonial Dames 17th Century, recently visited with the Elizabeth Tilley Chapter in Southaven in the home of President Dorothy Heron. Attending were (from left) Cannon, Nita Thompson, Billy Breedlove, Judy Byars, Herron, Diane Coleman-Horne, and Kathy Brewer.


New Eagle Scout

Miller Gleason (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at Troop 8’s October Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle Project installed a gravel pathway for LeFleur Bluff State Park.  He is shown with his parents Mike and Sherry Gleason.


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northern summit

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba remembers his recent trip to Iceland well.

“We left on March 30. It was my wedding anniversary. I told her I was going to Iceland to try to bring resources to the city,” he said. “She was gracious enough to forgive me.”




Still Waiting

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Museum Trail project suffers delays; target date now early fall.

Clay Hays knows about perseverance.

For nearly a decade, the Northsider has worked to push the Museum Trail forward, and for years, he’s waited as the project has been hampered by delay after delay.



Give Kale a Break

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

I was walking through Target recently and saw an advertisement for kale cleanser and wondered why in the world kale needs a special cleanser. I mean—I know it occasionally needs massages but surely it’s not such a high maintenance veggie that it requires its own type of cleanser.





Remembering Quentin Compson

By JAY WIENER,

More Mississippians know of a one-hit wonder, offering that, on “the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day[,] Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge,” than that Mississippi’s 1949 Nobel Laureate in Literature devoted one of the four chapters in “The Sound and the Fury” to June 2, 1910, on which day the fictional Quent


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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.



Jackson Academy RAIDERS

In his third season at the helm of Jackson Academy, head coach Larry Weems has returned the Raiders to their winning ways.

Last year, Weems posted a 9-3 record and took the Raiders to the second round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAAA playoffs.


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Catholic Charities

By JILL BROWN,

The Catholic Charities Therapeutic Foster Care community consists of foster parents and professional licensed social workers, certified mental health therapists and licensed professional counselors who address the special needs of children experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties who cannot be cared for by their own families.


MTA award

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History received the Mississippi Travel Attraction of the Year Award during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Oxford. The annual conference, organized by the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA), presents awards for tourism achievement.


Guys and Dolls

The upper school performing arts department of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School proudly presents the Broadway musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls,” February 28, March 1 and 2 at the Center For Performing Arts located on the north campus in Ridgeland.  The production features a cast of 26 singers and dancers, and a live, 14-piece orchestra.





Books for sale

In the Jackson Academy lower school library students (from left) Charlotte Upchurch, Stella Blair Sims, Eli Elinski, Marcos Ramirez, and Alivia Joiner browsed the annual book sale.


David C. Davis

David C. Davis of Madison, associate professor of history at Millsaps College, has been named the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations International Perspectives Faculty Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. He will teach in the fall of 2018 a seminar at Millsaps focused on local identities in the global village.


Narcotics

Jim Rosenblatt (left) introduced John Dowdy, (center) director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, who was a recent speaker to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Also shown is club president Brooks Buchanan (right).


Congressional hypocrisy

Sexual harassment has risen to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness with a deluge of recent allegations against liberals and conservatives in many high-profile professions — members of Congress, Hollywood actors, directors and producers, and even journalists who are supposed to be watchdogs against such bad acts.


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The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.