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A Special Thanks to the JFP Staff and Freelancers

Did I leave anyone out! Thank you all so, so, so much. You are the BEST.

Before the frenzy of Best of Jackson winner and party madness kicks in, I want to give props to the best staff a company can have. The JFP staff members have worked tirelessly to produce the biggest (page count and advertising) issue we have ever produced. Managing editor Maggie Neff, editor's assistant Sage Carter-Hooey, operations manager/Boom editor Ronni Mott and I counted the ballots, assigned and trafficked the four sections. Web designer Vince Falconi designed the best online voting interface we've had yet. The sales staff—publisher Todd Stauffer and sales execs Kimberly Griffin, Ashley Jackson and Sumter Scheppe—worked with local businesses to both sell and conceptualize wonderful ads, and to give us enough pages to put out a really impressive salute to Jackson. Accountant Montroe Head has to keep track of all the business madness. And, oh, the designers—whom we're now calling the "angels"—editorial designer Melissa Webster, (new) advertising designer Casy Leatherman and ad production czar Christi Vivar simply kicked butt. Special thanks to freelancer designers Darren Schwindaman and Ben Deneka; Darren came in and helped with the ad crunch and Ben did the Monopoly-inspired cover. And, of course, reporters Adam Lynch and Ward Schaefer pitched in where needed and kept the news machine going while we obsessed with millions of little big blurbs. Of course, all of our freelance writers deserve huge praise for turning around the blurbs so quickly (we promise more time next year, guys!) and interns Rosie Nolan and Jackson Breland factchecked their faces off, as well as all sorts of other help we couldn't do without. Photographers Kip Caven, Roy Adkins, Lizzie Wright and Pat Butler helped gather the images quickly. Now, Sage and Kimberly are spearheading the big party effort Sunday.

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143017
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Oh, and lest I forget all the amazing distribution folks who will get this fat (and heavy) issue on the streets this street, THANK YOU!

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DonnaLadd
Date
2009-01-21T11:01:12-06:00
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143028
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I am proud to be a part of the best publication in the city of Jackson and look forward to many more years! thanks donna, todd, maggie and everyone for the opportunity you have given me sincerely and from the heart- kip

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kcaven
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2009-01-22T00:51:13-06:00
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143032
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No, thank you, Kip. ;-D

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DonnaLadd
Date
2009-01-22T09:49:10-06:00

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