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Last 5 entries for 2019

Advisory Board Member, Rex Buffington, recounts Stennis' leadership, character

January 08, 2019 (Tuesday)
Rex Buffington can still remember former U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis' reaction to learning a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would be named in his honor.

It was a dinner party in 1988 after the Democratic senator, who served from 1947-89, announced he wouldn't seek another term. Buffington said about 1,200 people attended and the dinner party was an "amazing night." President Ronald Reagan gave the event's keynote address, Buffington said, and compared Stennis to various ships-of-the-line.

Communication student, Jazell Ladner, raises money for Ronald McDonald House

January 07, 2019 (Monday)
Jazell Ladner began a donation drive at Club 4 Fitness dedicated to the Ronald McDonald House in Jackson, in memory of her little sister Tanae Ladner, who passed away from complications of leukemia when she was 13 years old.

"Ronald McDonald House just holds a special place in my heart because my sister had cancer and she battled with it for most of her life since she was 19 months old, and she practically lived there," Ladner said.

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