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Meg Weidner

Meg Weidner, a resident of Laguna Beach, Calif., who was born and grew up in Jackson, will debut "Best Mom," a film she wrote and stars in, on Jan. 29.

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National Baptist Convention in Jackson, 2019 Dyslexia Symposium, UMMC Donation and Cultivation Food Hall

The National Baptist Convention, the largest organization of African American Baptists in the U.S., is currently holding its annual mid-winter board meeting at the Jackson Convention Complex from Monday, Jan. ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast at MSU, USM AIM Awards and Tougaloo Scholarship Campaign

Mississippi State University will honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy as a minister, humanitarian and civil-rights activist during the school's 25th annual Unity Breakfast and Day of Service ...

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Max Cooper

The Japan Prize Foundation named Max Cooper, a University of Mississippi graduate and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, as a 2018 ...

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Kris Wilson

Kris Wilson, a Canton resident and an art instructor at Holmes Community College's Ridgeland and Goodman campuses, sees his art as a way to get people to slow down and ...

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The Quarter Lofts, Whimsy Willows Boutique and XplicitJ3 Fitness

Jackson-based real estate development company StateStreet Group recently announced the completion of The Quarter Lofts on Lakeland Drive.

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Lottie Joiner

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University recently announced that Lottie Joiner, editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, will be the keynote speaker for its 51st annual Dr. Martin Luther ...

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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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The Hungry Goat, Cultivation Food Hall and Crossroads Film Festival

The annual Crossroads Film Festival recently announced that it is accepting submissions from artists located within about a three-hour drive from Jackson for its music-video block.

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JSU Minority Fellowship Program, MC Dyslexia Center Expansion and UM Veteran Recognition

Jackson State University's Council on Social Work Education recently named Carla Baskin as the 2018 fellow for its Minority Fellowship Program.

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Ring in the Jackson New Year

2018 has flown by fast, and 2019 is fast approaching. Celebrate the new year with these events from local businesses, restaurants and people.

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AHA Scholars at Tougaloo, Carnegie Designations, and JSU Heart Walk

The American Heart Association recently named two Tougaloo College students as AHA HBCU Scholars.

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Stuffed Baked Potato Factory at Northpark and Make-A-Wish at the Outlets

Northpark recently announced the winner of the "Taste for the Space" culinary competition that it hosted on Saturday, Dec. 1. Michael Joyner, a Jackson resident, won the competition representing The ...

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New Leaders at USM Institute for Disability Studies, MSU Groundbreaking and Belhaven Welcome Week

Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the beginning of construction on its Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.

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Frank Mickens Jr.

Frank Mickens Jr., a longtime Jackson resident who founded engineering and construction firm Encon, Inc., died on Nov. 17 at age 67.

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South Street Live and State Street Reconstruction Project

The City of Jackson began work on the second phase of its State Street Reconstruction Project, which will focus on completely reconstructing State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road, ...

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Season’s Eatings

The Jackson metro area has plenty of food options for the holidays, with many restaurants serving specialty items and offering take-home meals.

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Jackson Rising

In November, education nonprofit Operation Shoestring announced that as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration, it would launch the "Rise to the Future" capital campaign to go toward renovations.

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Celebrating with Local Cheer

This holiday season, make local events a part of your celebration.

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Belhaven Business Success Award, 'Imitation of Life' Exhibit at MSU and Millsaps at the Arts Center

Belhaven University gave John G. Davis Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, its Business Success Award as part of the university's 2018 Alumni Awards reception on ...

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Duane O'Neill

Duane O'Neill, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership for 25 years, stepped down from his position on Nov. 2.

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EasyKale, Canopy Center of Excellence and Shrimp Basket Ridgeland

Foodboro, an online community for food and beverage startups and entrepreneurs, recently named Jackson-based EasyKale as Mississippi's representative on a list of must-watch startup companies in all 50 states.

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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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New Endowment Scholarship at JSU, Belhaven Commencements and USM Service Learning Seminar

Jackson State University alumna Annie Rene Harris Slaughter recently established a $100,000 endowment at the university in honor of her late mother, who was also a JSU alum.

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Blair E. Batson

Blair Everett Batson, namesake and first chairman of pediatrics at University of Mississippi Medical Center's Batson Children's Hospital, died on Nov. 26 at age 98.

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Midtown Holiday Studio Tours, Glennray Tutor at Fischer Galleries and Entergy Donation to UMMC

The Business Association of Midtown will host its annual Holiday Studio Tours on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Meredith Gonzalez

When Meredith Gonzalez moved to Jackson from California in 2015, she found what she described as a small but vibrant and passionate art community, but was not sure of where ...

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Cathead’s New Bourbon, Frock Fashions Opens and Lemuria’s ‘Photos with Paddington’

Cathead Distillery’s new bourbon line, Old Soul bourbon whiskey, went on sale in liquor stores statewide on Friday, Nov. 16. Cathead produced 500 cases of Old Soul for this initial ...

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Trenton Johnson

When University of Mississippi Medical Center named Trenton Johnson as one of its Volunteers of the Year at an Oct. 19 banquet, the 23-year-old Jackson State University senior says it ...

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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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Turkeys and Treats

If you don’t want to cook this Thanksgiving, let local businesses and restaurants help you out.

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Offbeat Black Friday Sale, Operation Shoestring 50th Anniversary, Painting in the 'Park and Lounge 114

Offbeat, Jackson's only vinyl record store, will hold a special sale in conjunction with the national Record Store Day Black Friday on Friday, Nov. 23, from noon to 7 p.m.

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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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Tougaloo and JSU Farish Art Project, Visiting Artist Lecture at USM and Miss USM Pageant

Johnnie Mae Maberry, associate professor of art at Tougaloo College, and art students from Tougaloo and Jackson State University will announce the launch of an outdoor art project in the ...

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Yolanda Owens

The Jackson State University National Alumni Association selected Yolanda Owens, who served as the association's president until June 30 this year, as the 2018 Alumnus of the Year during its ...

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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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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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Millsaps Forum Series, MSU Autism Clinic Grant and Songfest at USM

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will speak at Millsaps College today, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. as part of the Millsaps Forum Series.

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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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Pig & Pint Makes National Nacho List, Glow in the 'Park 5K, Cultivation Food Hall and SBA Ignite Tour

The Food Network recently featured Fondren barbecue restaurant The Pig & Pint as part of its "50 States of Nachos," which highlighted unique nacho dishes from every state. The Pig ...

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Rodney Washington

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a New Jersey-based philanthropic organization that promotes advancements in health care, recently chose Rodney Washington, an associate professor of education at Jackson State University, as ...

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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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Willie Jones

Willie Jones launched Dependable Source Corp of MS, a staffing firm that hires commercial truck drivers for both full-time and part-time work in Mississippi, in 1995.

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WestJXN Porchfest Sunday on Robinson Road

Kimberly Hilliard, executive director of community engagement at Jackson State University, is partnering with Hope Enterprise Corporation and residents of west Jackson to host WestJXN Porchfest on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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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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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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Bradford Smith

Belhaven University President Roger Parrott appointed Bradford Smith as the university's provost and vice president of academic affairs on Sept. 12.

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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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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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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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