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10 Local Stories of the Week

There's never a slow news week in Jackson, Miss., and last week was no exception. Here are the local stories JFP reporters brought you in case you missed them.

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Northpark Grand Opening Events, South Street Live Grand Opening and Arts Around the Outlets

Northpark will hold a grand-opening celebration for its newly remodeled facilities from Thursday, Nov. 15, to Sunday, Nov. 18. The mall announced the large-scale renovations in November 2017, and work ...

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Halloween Boos & Things to Do

Businesses and organizations around the Jackson area feature a variety of Halloween events throughout the month of October.

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Andy Hilton

Jackson native Andy Hilton says he likes to think of himself as a "one man factory" for the modular swings he crafts by hand.

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MSU Homecoming Week, Millsaps Grant and Belhaven Tuition Exchange

Mississippi State University will hold its Homecoming Week from Sunday, Oct. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 3. A press release states that the theme of the event is "Old is Gold: ...

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Singing Christmas Tree at Belhaven, 'Lighting the Way' at USM and MSU Holiday Open House

Belhaven University will host its 86th annual Singing Christmas Tree event on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Richard Miles

Richard Miles, medical director of Merit Health Central's emergency department and owner of Hops & Habanas, got his start as a business owner due to a medical problem.

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USM ToTAL Program, Tougaloo Science Foundation Grants and JSU/NASA Partnership

The National Science Foundation recently donated a total of about $700,000 to Tougaloo College professors Bidisha Sengupta and George Armstrong.

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Oxford Film Festival Grants, Schwartz “Buddy Bear” Campaign, and “Broadway in Jackson” and “Jackson Live!”

The Oxford Film Festival is offering a new grant to filmmakers, Schwartz & Associates is launching a “Buddy Bear” campaign, and “Broadway in Jackson” and “Jackson Live!” are coming back ...

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From My Hand to Your Kitchen, Kimmiesweett and Merit Health Madison

Jackson chef Nick Wallace announced on Wednesday, Aug. 8, a new service from his business, Nick Wallace Culinary, called "From My Hand to Your Kitchen."

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Javier Peraza

Mississippi Coding Academies, a joint project between Innovate Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority, recently named Belhaven resident Javier Peraza as an instructor for two new coding classes that will ...

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BRAVO! Vegan Menu, Fleet Feet Flowood and Fondren Fitness

BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar launched a new vegan menu on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Bubbles and Buckets at Fine & Dandy, Ballet Magnificat! at Highland Village and GreenPal in Jackson

Fine & Dandy will a host a special champagne dinner called "Bubbles & Buckets" on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

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Deborah Hunter

Deborah Hunter, a Ridgeland resident and self-taught chef, is coming to Lemuria Books on Saturday, July 14, to hold a book signing for her new cookbook, “My Delicious Mississippi Life: ...

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Millsaps Professor's Sculpture at USM, MSU Community Garden and Tougaloo Founders' Week

Kristen Tordella-Williams, an assistant professor of art at Millsaps College, is one of four artists whose work is on display as part of the University of Southern Mississippi's Outdoor Sculpture ...

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Campbell’s Craft Donuts, Kebab & Curry, Downtown Fitness

Mitchell Moore, owner of Campbell’s Bakery, recently announced plans for a new branch of the business called Campbell’s Craft Donuts, which will be located at the currently in-development Belhaven Town ...

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Clora O'Reilly Evans

The Georgia School of Orthodontics recently selected Clora O'Reilly Evans, a lifelong Jackson resident and graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, for a 36-month residency ...

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Zea Rotisserie & Bar, Rainbow Community Meeting and Hollywood Feed Flowood

Zea Rotisserie & Bar, a New Orleans-based restaurant chain specializing in Southern cuisine as well as rotisserie and grilled food, plans to open its first location outside of Louisiana in ...

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Moving Forward in Jackson

Development often happens in fits and starts in Jackson, but fall 2018 should see a lot of bulldozers and hard hats around town.

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Kids Kollege and Award for Excellence at JSU, NIH Grant at MSU

Local mixed-media artist Shambe Jones led a group of 100 sixth-graders in a T-shirt design class at Jackson State University's Johnson Hall on Thursday, June 21, as part of JSU's ...