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JSU Minority Fellowship Program, MC Dyslexia Center Expansion and UM Veteran Recognition

Jackson State University's Council on Social Work Education recently named Carla Baskin as the 2018 fellow for its Minority Fellowship Program.

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Ring in the Jackson New Year

2018 has flown by fast, and 2019 is fast approaching. Celebrate the new year with these events from local businesses, restaurants and people.

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AHA Scholars at Tougaloo, Carnegie Designations, and JSU Heart Walk

The American Heart Association recently named two Tougaloo College students as AHA HBCU Scholars.

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Stuffed Baked Potato Factory at Northpark and Make-A-Wish at the Outlets

Northpark recently announced the winner of the "Taste for the Space" culinary competition that it hosted on Saturday, Dec. 1. Michael Joyner, a Jackson resident, won the competition representing The ...

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New Leaders at USM Institute for Disability Studies, MSU Groundbreaking and Belhaven Welcome Week

Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the beginning of construction on its Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.

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Frank Mickens Jr.

Frank Mickens Jr., a longtime Jackson resident who founded engineering and construction firm Encon, Inc., died on Nov. 17 at age 67.

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South Street Live and State Street Reconstruction Project

The City of Jackson began work on the second phase of its State Street Reconstruction Project, which will focus on completely reconstructing State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road, ...

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Season’s Eatings

The Jackson metro area has plenty of food options for the holidays, with many restaurants serving specialty items and offering take-home meals.

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Jackson Rising

In November, education nonprofit Operation Shoestring announced that as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration, it would launch the "Rise to the Future" capital campaign to go toward renovations.

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Celebrating with Local Cheer

This holiday season, make local events a part of your celebration.

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Belhaven Business Success Award, 'Imitation of Life' Exhibit at MSU and Millsaps at the Arts Center

Belhaven University gave John G. Davis Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, its Business Success Award as part of the university's 2018 Alumni Awards reception on ...

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Duane O'Neill

Duane O'Neill, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership for 25 years, stepped down from his position on Nov. 2.

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EasyKale, Canopy Center of Excellence and Shrimp Basket Ridgeland

Foodboro, an online community for food and beverage startups and entrepreneurs, recently named Jackson-based EasyKale as Mississippi's representative on a list of must-watch startup companies in all 50 states.

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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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New Endowment Scholarship at JSU, Belhaven Commencements and USM Service Learning Seminar

Jackson State University alumna Annie Rene Harris Slaughter recently established a $100,000 endowment at the university in honor of her late mother, who was also a JSU alum.

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Blair E. Batson

Blair Everett Batson, namesake and first chairman of pediatrics at University of Mississippi Medical Center's Batson Children's Hospital, died on Nov. 26 at age 98.

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Midtown Holiday Studio Tours, Glennray Tutor at Fischer Galleries and Entergy Donation to UMMC

The Business Association of Midtown will host its annual Holiday Studio Tours on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Meredith Gonzalez

When Meredith Gonzalez moved to Jackson from California in 2015, she found what she described as a small but vibrant and passionate art community, but was not sure of where ...

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Cathead’s New Bourbon, Frock Fashions Opens and Lemuria’s ‘Photos with Paddington’

Cathead Distillery’s new bourbon line, Old Soul bourbon whiskey, went on sale in liquor stores statewide on Friday, Nov. 16. Cathead produced 500 cases of Old Soul for this initial ...

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Trenton Johnson

When University of Mississippi Medical Center named Trenton Johnson as one of its Volunteers of the Year at an Oct. 19 banquet, the 23-year-old Jackson State University senior says it ...