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Jackson is first baby of 2017

Lai’el Alani Jackson, of Pamplin, was the first baby born in the new year at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville. According to hospital spokeswoman Kerry Mossler, Jackson was born at 6:02 p.m. Sunday at 7 pounds and 19 inches long. Her mother is Tiona Eames and her father is Shawn Jackson. Here, Tiona holds Lai’el.