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Excellence

Recognized for scholastic excellence and their significant contributions in a subject area at Jackson Academy were class of 2019 graduates (from back, left) Will Thomas, Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, John Porch, Owen Fracchia, Thomas Iupe, Johnny Carpenter, Jacob Galatas, Charles Williams; (second row) Kelsey Ford, Ashley Manning, Lucy


The Price of Advice

By JASON BRANNING,

Jason K. Branning, CFP® is a fee-based investment adviser and financial planner with Asset Dedication, in Ridgeland. He owns Branning Wealth Management LLC and serves as a board trustee to the College Savings Mississippi 529 plans.


What am I forgetting?

By ELIZABETH QUINN,

Schedule pediatrician appointments, make haircut appointments, new shoes all around, soccer sign-ups x2, submit medical forms x3, check cafeteria accounts, schedule tumbling lessons, parent info meeting, register for gymnastics (on real computer, not mobile friendly), meet the teacher, potty-train the three-year-old in a week since I wasn’t pay



New Hinds County DA

Hinds County will be getting a new District Attorney just as it faces a murder rate not seen since the crack years of the early 1990s. Ironically, the new DA, Jody Owens, led the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit against Mississippi for prison reform. That’s not exaclty a lock-’em-up resume.



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Yankee Doodle Fun

Rising K4 and K5 students at First Presbyterian Day School’s Under the Oaks summer program had a fun-filled Fourth of July week, including making Yankee Doodle hats.



Gallery Guild speaker

The Gallery Guild will host Maureen Footer, renown design historian and author, as the fall’s guest lecturer on October 8 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Footer’s topic will be on Christian Dior, art gallerist turned legendary couturier, who created an epic movement in fashion and visual arts.


Pizza party

First graders at First Presbyterian Day School held their annual pizza making party in class. Shown are, from left (back), Robin Weaver, Mckenzie Rickels, Evelyn Luckett, (front) Timothy Nations, Jack Polk, Ethan Upchurch, and Eliza Jane Dukes.


Junior leaders

Prep rising seniors (from left) Neha Adari and Lauren Nickles graduated from the Rankin County Youth Leadership program and were recognized at a recent “Salute To Education” banquet.


HIGH GRADES

At Jackson Academy’s Middle School Awards Day rising sixth graders (from left, back) Anna Martin, Caleb Bidwell, Blake Bartlam, Ebbie Barbour, Samhi Kolapalli, Mary Lamar Chustz, Layla Farmer, Breck Hines; (second row) Ann Revere Davis, Rimes Dehmer, Katherine Gault, Sara Long, Audrey Arnett, Daniel Luzardo, Cash Malouf, Emily Martin, Alex Patt


Solar energy

Keith Key (right) recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Key described the progress that has been made in reducing the cost of solar energy systems and the economics of using them with the rebates and tax credits that are available to purchasers of them. Also shown is Greg Campbell.


Mark Chinn

Mark Chinn has been named to the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys list in Mississippi by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA). He was nominated for the honor which was followed by research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. Chinn is associated with Chinn and Associates.


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Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery

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.




Dorlisa Hutton on SR1 and purpose

Dorlisa Hutton, a Jackson native, serves as the chief operations officer for SR1. Hutton earned her undergraduate degree in healthcare administration at Jackson State University. She earned her master’s degree in public health from Jackson State and a master’s in biomedical science from the University of Mississippi.



Reservoir officials declare state of emergency to help stop spread of Salvinia

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Pearl River Valley Water Supply District (PRVWSD) board has issued a state of emergency due to the presence of the invasive aquatic plant giant Salvinia, which is spreading in Pelahatchie Bay. This is the second time the plant has been found in the Ross Barnett Reservoir.




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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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Breaking News

Northsiders could no longer have to drive to Vicksburg to qualify for the TSA precheck service.

Obituaries

John Irwin Kassel, 84, of Madison, MS, passed away on August 16, 2019, in Austin TX.

Social

First Presbyterian Day School sixth-graders (from left) Causey Jones and Casen Macke were chosen Best Manners by their classmates.