Josh Marks’ culinary school experience on the reality show “MasterChef” was uniquely public.
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JACKSON We had another mouth-watering week of local news. Chew on these delicious stories from the week:
- In the Food Issue, Josh Marks of Jackson writes about his education on the set of FOX's MasterChef and Andrew Allen chronicles his love of food from his grandparents’ garden in Carthage to culinary school at the New England Culinary Institute. Also, Features Editor Kathleen Mitchell profiles culinary instructor Kelli Stout.
- Mississippi celebrates paragons of the Progressive Movement. First, Editor-in-Chief Donna Ladd looks back on the legacy of James Meredith, who reported to Ole Miss on Sept. 26, 1962.
- Later in the week, the Mississippi Center for Justice honors former Gov. William Winter and Myrlie Evers-Williams—both of whom gave inspiring talks about how far Mississippi has come, and what is still left to be done.
- City Reporter Jacob D. Fuller hikes up his britches and wades into one Jackson neighborhood's sewage problems.
- Requiring parents picking up kids from daycare to submit to finger scanning sounds like a common-sense security precaution, right? Child-care center operators sound off about a new state tracking system, R.L. Nave reports.
- Capital city journos, rejoice: Jackson State University has a permanent communications director, LaTanya M. Junior. She talks to Dustin Cardon, JFP's web and copyeditor.
- In the ongoing fight between conservationists and the state, which wants to open up exploration and drilling in Mississippi's coastal waters, environmentalists are talking about dollars and cents.
- Giddy-up: The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has finalized an agreement to help fund the resurrection of the Iron Horse Grill.
- Who is Mitt Romney's 47 percent? Mississippi provides the largest chunk, and they may not be who you think. Ronni Mott break down the 47 percent, including in Mississippi.
- In this web-only addition to the JFP's 10th Birthday package, R.L. Nave explored the challenge of building community amidst rampant perceptions about crime being out of control. You can read a full archive of 10th Birthday stories about Jackson's progress over the last decade and run information about the Jackson Free Press in this special archive.
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