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"A Place for All People" at JSU, Tougaloo NASA Research and "Intersections of Gender and Place" at MUW

Mississippi University for Women is hosting "Intersections of Gender and Place," an art exhibition that focuses on women artists in the South whose work relates to gender issues and southern ...

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'Chopped' Screening, Innovate Mississippi Technology Innovation Conference, Sonny's BBQ and Unique_Kreations

Mississippi Museum of Art's chef and culinary curator Nick Wallace recently competed on Food Network's "Chopped: Alton's Challenge," which will air tonight at 9 p.m.

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D.E. Magee Jr.

Delors Edgar Magee Jr., a Jackson ophthalmologist and former board member and president of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, at his family's home in New ...

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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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JSU Photography Exhibit, MSU Entrepreneurship Research Honor and UMMC Telehealth Center of Excellence

Jackson State University is partnering with WJSU and the Mississippi Museum of Art to present "The Beauty of Cancer," a photography exhibit that features 20 breast-cancer survivors in various stages ...

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The Place, MCM Arts Competition, Fuse.Cloud, Jackson Comprehensive Treatment Center and Miskelly Expansion

Event venue The Place at Harbour Crossing launched with a ribbon cutting and open house on Sept. 14.

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Awards and Research at UMMC and JSU

The National Science Foundation awarded Jackson State University researchers $350,000 through its Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research fund to support untested, high-risk exploratory research.

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Taste of West Jackson Winners and C Spire Tech Movement

Common Ground Covenant Church hosted its second annual Taste of West Jackson event on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Claiborne Park, where local restaurants and chefs submitted dishes for the event's ...

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New Doctorate Program and Education Symposium at Belhaven, and New Campus for Strayer

Belhaven University recently implemented its first doctorate degree program with two new education-related doctorate degrees.

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The Flamingo, Emerge Women's Business Conference and Flowood Pet Hospital

Jackson will gain a new music and event venue when The Flamingo opens its doors on Thursday, Oct. 5.

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Cristen Craven Barnard

Mississippi artist Cristen Craven Barnard has created a design for posters and T-shirts for the 34th annual WellsFest in the late Keith Tonkel's honor, which includes one of his favorite ...

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MSU Drone Research, Millsaps Renovations and UMMC/MSU Child Health Project

This week, the Department of Homeland Security began operations with Mississippi State University and other locations throughout Mississippi as a research and development test site for drones, or unmanned small ...

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Mississippi Blues Marathon, Beckham Custom Jewelry and New Venture Challenge

Mississippi Blues Marathon director John Noblin announced Monday, Sept. 18, that Continental Tire the Americas has signed on to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 11th annual race in ...

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Earnest Lee

Earnest Lee, superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, retired on Sept. 15.

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JSU Getting New Band Director, Career Closet, Food Bank, Recycling; Walking Path Coming for MUW

Deborah Bynum, wife of Jackson State University President William Bynum Jr., recently announced a series of programs that she plans to implement to help JSU students.

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Lumumba Stands With Dreamers, Turner Convicted, State Flag SCOTUS Case: Last Week's News Not to Miss

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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Sanford Out, Adams in at JSU, Mississippi Dance Festival and Dr. Jermaine Gray

Jackson State University fired O'Neill Sanford, director of the Sonic Boom of the South marching band, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, following an incident in which the band allegedly traveled with ...

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The Wild, Wild, Tasty West

Common Ground Covenant Church will host Taste of West Jackson for a second year on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Claiborne Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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JPS Threatened, Crime Advice, First Lady at Provine: Last Week's News Not to Miss

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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Changes and Honors at JSU and UMMC

Jackson State University has made a number of changes to its administration for the beginning of the fall term.

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Paula Van Every

Photographer Paula Van Every spent the past 18 months taking pictures of water birds nesting beneath the reservoir dam, and Mississippi Museum of Natural Science visitors will soon have a ...

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Mary Evelyn Brown

Licensed psychologist Mary Evelyn Brown says she was a sophomore in college when she took her first psychology course and realized her deep love of both science and the relationships ...

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Envy Salon & Spa, Mother's Kitchen & Catering, and Yiayia's Greek Kitchen

Tiffany Hathorn, owner of Nail Envy Salon in the Regions Plaza building downtown, held a grand opening for her new business, Envy Life Nutrition Club on Aug. 17.

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Candie Simmons

The Ole Miss Alumni Association will present Candie L. Simmons, who is the senior vice president and regional marketing director for Regions Financial Corporation in Jackson, with the Outstanding Young ...

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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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Drum Majors for Academic Excellence, Vietnam Reflections and MUW Nursing Program

Jackson State University's Development Foundation has launched a campaign called "J5 Drum Majors for Academic Excellence" to help the university generate $1 million within four years for endowed scholarships.

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Aplos Coming to Highland Village, CARA Dog Days of Summer and Mission First

General Manager Steven O'Neill and Executive Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen are preparing to launch a new Mediterranean "fast fine dining" restaurant called Aplos at Highland ...

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This Week in Higher Education

The Association of American Colleges & Universities recently selected Millsaps College as a site for one of the organization's new Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers, which are part ...

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Lillian Cooley

Lillian Naomi McKinney Cooley, who served as vice president of business development for her family's vocational training and management consulting firm, Systems Consultants Associates, Inc., died Friday, July 28, at ...

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Debra Mays-Jackson

Jackson State University named Debra Mays-Jackson its chief of staff for JSU President William Bynum Jr. on July 24.

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Mississippi Photographers at Fischer Galleries, Kendra Scott and Jackson Eye Associates

Fischer Galleries, in conjunction with Lemuria Books, will host opening receptions and book signings for two famous Mississippi photographers on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Friday, Aug. 18.

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Merc B. Williams

Merc B. Williams, a Jackson comedian and event host, has spent the past year co-hosting "The Roundtable" podcast, which connects Jacksonians from all walks of life to talk about local ...

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Monogram Hut, GJAC Mural, Kellogg Grant to International Museum of Muslim Cultures and Dependable Source Corp.

The Monogram Hut, which is a monogramming and embroidery business, opened at the Outlets of Mississippi on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

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Lydia Mathis

Belhaven University junior Lydia Mathis recently spent five weeks in northern Iraq working to combat some of the lasting effects of terrorism through dance.

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BRAVO! Remodeling, Jesse Houston at Fine & Dandy, Two Sister's Closes and Rankin on the Move

Jesse Houston, a well-known Jackson chef who helped the late Craig Noone open Parlor Market and most recently served as the executive chef at Saltine Oyster Bar, will now serve ...

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10 Local Stories of the Week

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Alyssa Pennington

Jackson native Alyssa Pennington recently became the first woman to referee for a semi-professional soccer game in Mississippi.

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Char Private Dining, Downtown Fitness and CapWay

Char Restaurant will formally open its new private-dining and event space, which the restaurant created in the former Mozingo Clothiers building adjacent to the restaurant, on Aug. 1.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

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Dorcus Thigpen

Mississippi Mass Choir Director Dorcus Thigpen says the only meeting of the musical group she has ever missed in the nearly 30 years since its founding was the first one—and ...

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The Nail Lounge, Cantina Laredo, Creative Impact Luncheon and Leadership Greater Jackson

The Nail Lounge, which is a nail-treatment and personal-grooming boutique, opened in Highland Village on June 17.

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Xavier Amos

The Mississippi Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers named Xavier Amos as its new president elect at the beginning of July.

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Neha Arora

Neha Arora, an 18-year-old Madison resident and graduate of St. Andrew's Episcopal School, received a $1,000 scholarship from Distinguished Young Women in the self-expression portion of its 60th annual National ...

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FEAST Specialty Foods, 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards and Stuff the Bus at the Outlets

Food and drink culture magazine Wine Spectator recognized several local restaurants in its 2017 Restaurant Awards. This year, 3,592 restaurants around the world received honors.

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10 Local Stories of the Week

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Sophia Leonard

The Eudora Welty Foundation recently named Sophia Leonard, a doctoral student at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., as its 2017 Eudora Welty Fellow.

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In Josephine’s Kitchen

"Extreme potatoes" is not a term people use often, but at Josephine's Kitchen, it's part of the menu.

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