Julie Skipper

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The Best Jackson Has to Offer

Jackson has no shortage of cool people, places and things to do. The stiff competition during Best of Jackson makes that clear. The creativity, enthusiasm and hospitality of our city ...

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[Skipper] Being the Best

Craig's spirit extended to each person he encountered.

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Resolution Not Necessary

As February comes to a close, I wonder how many people vowed to start the year with a new commitment—to health, to fitness, to self-improvement—and how they've fared so far. ...

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Livingston Reborn

For Ron Guerieri, one of the partners at Livingston Mercantile, everything old is new again. Seated at a table at The Gathering, the restaurant side of the property, he explains ...

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New Ideas

There is no doubt that I love Jackson. But I also love to travel, both because there's so much out there to see in the world, and because having new ...

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Old Friends and New

Holidays are often a time full of tradition and emotions—some warm and fuzzy, others stress-related. But for some, it's more about a lack of tradition.

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Brunching in the Capital

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what if it's the weekend, and you sleep in? What if you want permission to have an adult ...

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Something in the Water

It's interesting to see how we deal with changes in our lives. For those who go that route, marriage and giving birth are arguably two of the biggest ones.

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Art for Everyone

When I read in the St. Andrew's Cathedral newsletter about local artist William Goodman's four-week art and faith course on Wednesday evenings, I decided to give it a shot.

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Revolutionizing Seafood

Though the word "revolution" ordinarily indicates an intention to dramatically change things, Seafood R'evolution actually seeks to preserve and honor Mississippi's seafood culture and heritage.

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A Season to Beat

In the South, fall means football. We know that. This year in Mississippi, though, it's especially exciting, thanks to both the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University's teams having ...

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Great Expectations

Whether it's communicating about exclusivity or merely determining if he likes you, directness is highly underrated.

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