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Ah, romance! It's an emotion that has inspired symphonies, poetry and monstrous, fluffy pink teddy bears. As Valentine's Day nears, here's some advice for people playing the dating game, longtime ...


'We're A Miracle'

Ballet Magnificat! Marks 25 Years

As a professional ballerina, Kathy Thibodeaux began to pray about her career and her future when she became a Christian in 1979. "Should I keep dancing? Do I give up ...


Break Out Your Biking Gear

Did you bring your bike with you to Jackson but don't know what to do with it? The city and surrounding area have plenty places with beautiful designated biking trails. ...

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All Eyes On Fondren

Get Ready, get ready, get ready! The Sweet Potato Queens are back! Grab your tiara, fluff your boa, and grab a stud and make your way down to Fondren this ...

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Welcome, New Jacksonians

Fact: Jackson is a college town. The metro area is home to eight colleges and universities plus a few technical schools. Despite the popular (and false) saying of "there's nothing ...

Best of Jackson

Best Of Jackson 2012: Community

As a child, I loved exploring the Mississippi Museum of Art at its former location on visits to Jackson with my mom. As an adult, I am continually impressed with ...


Private Prisons Flourish on Desperation

If you drive around Natchez, a sleepy river town of 16,045 people, and talk to folks, everybody has an opinion on whether Adams County Correction Center and its parent company, ...

Best of Jackson

Best Of Jackson 2012: Urban Living

<b>Best Annual Event, Best Outdoor Event: Mal's St. Paddy's Parade

Downtown Jackson, 601-948-0888, http://www.halandmals.com/Parade.html


Hell in Jackson

Madison Spencer is 13 years old and is in hell. She claims that her death had something to do with marijuana and has a lot to say while sitting in ...


Marcy Nessel

When Marcy Nessel recognizes the man walking into her gallery, she greets him with a hug. "Hey Don! I'm so happy you stopped by today," she says.


Darrell "Doc" Cousins

Darrell "Doc" Cousins doesn't care about making a few extra dollars. All he sees is a pair of brown leather boots in need of some polish. "Care for a shine?" ...


Capturing the Magic: Brice Media

When Charles Brice was overseas in 2008, he and his wife, Talamieka, joked on the phone one day. He was toying with the idea of quitting the Army after five ...


How to Shop Fondren

When the Fly Girl and the Girl About Town get together, we shop. Or at least we talk about shopping. So, we decided to start a series of "How to ...


2011 Voter Guide

With state primary elections on Aug. 2, the general election on Nov. 8 and national elections in 2012, it is important to know when, where and how to vote. Read ...


Megan Prosper

During October, Belhaven University's Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Building gallery was home to Megan Prosper's artwork. Black-and-white photographs lined one wall while another had seemingly random dangling items. ...

Editor's Note

Stop Being a Regular

Everywhere I go, I see people who are not satisfied with where they are. My friends in New Orleans can't wait until they can move to New York or Japan, ...


Laurel Isbister Irby

Laurel Isbister Irby released her sophomore album, "Nautilus," Jan. 21 at the Commons at Eudora Welty's Birthplace. "It's something for the creative community of Jackson," Isbister Irby said. "Jackson has ...

[Week In Jacktown] December 28, 2011 - January 3, 2012

Happy New Year, y'all! It's here, the year of the unveiling and crazy stuff that's supposed to happen this year. Jackson is one interesting place to live isn't it? Crazy ...

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From the Sidewalk to the Gallery

In 2005, Scott Sorensen was living in a three-bedroom house with his wife and had a decent job. Now, he lives in a tent in a friend's backyard and sells ...


Gorgeously Green at JSU

In an effort to make a positive change on campus and around the community, Go Green JSU week at Jackson State University runs through Thursday, Oct. 29. "Going Green: It's ...