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silver steppers

Jackson Academy’s Silver Steppers for the 2019-2020 season are (from left, back) Vivien Stevens, Blair Wilson, Enisha Shelton, Mya Coins, Eliza Perkins, Caroline Bennett, Sophie Rhoden, Hayes Tharp, Elizabeth Copeland, Anna Lauren Parker, Avery Brooks; (middle row) Molly Baldwin, Kate Frost, Olivia Smith, Landry Lester, Mae Mathison, Anna Marga


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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







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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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Middle age basketball

By ROBERT STEDMAN,

So my son looked at me the other day and asked why I quit writing in the Northside Sun. He even admitted that he enjoyed reading my ramblings. And now that he's officially a teenager, I have to embrace anything I do that's likeable. So welcome to this column. It's been over a year.



Honor Code

At Jackson Academy’s honor code signing ceremony (from left) Greg and Michelle Johnston, Dr. Mark E. Keenum, Caroline Milne, and Jack Milne gathered to celebrate the occasion. Dr. Keenum gave the keynote speech, reminding students that integrity is the bedrock of a successful life.



Royal Rendezvous

Royal Rendezvous is the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County’s (JAMC) largest charity event that helps raise funds for annual projects and programs to help serve the children and community of Madison County. The 2019 Spirit of the Crown recipient is Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler.


Challenging China

Fortune's August edition includes the magazine's annual list of the world's biggest companies, and No. 1 is no surprise: Walmart. Mississippians, like millions of others throughout the country, spent countless hours and dollars there buying just about every product conceivable.


Rotarian of the Year

Rotarian Bill Osborne (left) was recognized recently as Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of North Jackson for his unselfish service to the club and the greater community. He is shown with Rotary Club President Witt Ruffin.


Meet the folks

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) Greg, Hughes and Donna Boling.


Rotary fellow

Jared Pierce, (right) a member of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club, received his Paul Harris Fellowship pin during a recent meeting. The distinction is awarded after a $1,000 level of giving to the Rotary International Foundation is attained. Shown with Pierce is club President Sharon Moulder.


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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.