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BEHIND THE SCENES

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

FROM PROGRAMS TO VENUES TO FUND-RAISING, TIPPY GARNER GUIDING FORCE OF OPERA

A Jackson native, Tippy Garner has always lived in the north and northeast area of the city.

She attended Callaway High School, and she studied business at Hinds Community College and Belhaven University.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Dawn Buck successfully focuses on keeping the curtains rising at new stage theatre

Dawn Buck has been a driving force at New Stage Theatre for more than two decades but theater-goers rarely see her in a performance.

Lindsay on joining Jackson’s council

Virgi Lindsay was recently elected Ward Seven councilwoman for the city of Jackson. Before joining the council, Lindsay was a newspaper reporter and longtime executive director of the Greater Belhaven Foundation (GBF). She recently spoke to Senior Sun Staff Writer Anthony Warren about her position and the issues facing the city.

 

Centennial Plus

Northsider living full life with lots of adventures in his 102 years

From ferrying troops across the English Channel during World War II to sneaking into Alabama football games with the help of a legendary coach, Von Dunaway has squeezed a lot out of life.

At 102, the Fondren resident is still going strong.

Family influence

By MEGAN PHILLIPS,

Legacy of public service instilled in Neely Carlton Lyons by great-aunt

Although Neely Carlton Lyons comes from a family with many successful and hardworking members, many of whom have worked in public service, it is her great-aunt, Zelma Wells Price, who has influenced Neely the most. 

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Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.