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Mackenzie Williams: Theater and Writing Key to Recent Murrah Graduate’s Success

When many people reflect on their high school experiences, they remember the times as difficult ones. Try attending two high schools at the same time, like Mackenzie Williams did.

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Luther Munford

Luther Munford, an attorney with Butler Snow in Jackson, received a 2020 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the Burton Awards on May 28.

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Lauren Rhoades

Lauren Rhoades, director of the Eudora Welty House & Garden in Jackson, has held her current position since April 2019.

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Jake Mangum

Former Mississippi State University star Jake Mangum is one of those players waiting to learn whether he is going to get to play baseball in 2020.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a University of Mississippi professor who has published four collections of poetry, has been named a Guggenheim Fellow.

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Sean Tindell

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Sean Tindell of Gulfport is in line to become the new public safety commissioner in Mississippi.

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Ben Williams

Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams Jr and James Reed made history as the first African Americans to receive a scholarship to play football at the University of Mississippi.

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Krista Shows, "Prone to Wander"

While she now resides near Asheville, N.C., Krista Shows is a Mississippi girl at heart. The 31-year-old music artist who called Jackson her home from the time she was 5 ...

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Jhai Keeton, 'Creating New Value' in Jackson

Jackson resident Jhai Keeton took on a position as the City's deputy director of planning and development in January earlier this year, in which he oversees economic, business and real ...

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Taylor Hart

Taylor Hart, development director and event coordinator with the Salvation Army of Jackson, bears a passion for missions. Hart has heart.