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USM Golden Basket Program, Belhaven Hospitality Management and Toys for Tots at UM

The University of Mississippi will host "Fashion Expo: Schoolin' Life," a student-organized fashion show, on Friday, Dec. 6. Proceeds from the event will go to the local chapter of Toys ...

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James Bell

James Bell, a Rankin County resident and retired county and special circuit judge, published his second novel, "Maximilian's Treasure," through Brandon-based publisher Sartoris Literary Group on Nov. 15.

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MSU Mental Health Expansion, USM Golden Idea Competition and JSU Teacher Initiative

The John C. Longest Student Health Center at Mississippi State University recently partnered with outpatient provider Right Track Medical Group to expand student access to comprehensive mental health care.

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Ralph Brown

Madison native Ralph Brown, who has worked with Hope Credit Union since February 2017, became the company's vice president of small business lending in October 2019.

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St. Paddy's Parade on for 2020, Yuzu Ramen and WellsFest Extra Table Donation

Malcolm White, founder and organizer of Jackson's annual Hal's St. Paddy's Parade, recently collaborated with Visit Jackson, the City of Jackson and Downtown Partners to maintain the 36-year-old event without ...

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Women's Suffrage Exhibit and Chevron STEM Program at MSU and JSU Commencement Speaker

Mississippi State University recently announced that it will commemorate next year's centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the women's suffrage movement with a special fall semester exhibit at the ...

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Karla Edwards

Karla Edwards, who has served as director of the Central Mississippi Hub for Volunteers and Nonprofits since May 2019, says that she has long felt compelled toward nonprofit work out ...

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Hello Kitty Cafe Jackson Stop, Fauna Foodworks Dinner and CFM Grant Challenge

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, a traveling food truck that debuted in 2014, will come to the Jackson metro for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. ...

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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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MSU Chairs of Honor, Millsaps Math Competition and JSU Bowling Night Out

Mississippi State University unveiled permanent POW/MIA chairs of honor inside Davis Wade Stadium, Humphrey Coliseum and Dudy Noble Field in honor of service members on Veterans Day.

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Marie O'Banner-Jackson

Marie O'Banner-Jackson, retired interim dean of undergraduate studies and cyber learning at Jackson State University, says she knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was in fourth grade.

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The Season Is Upon Us

The holiday season is drawing near, and there will be plenty to do in Jackson and beyond.

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Rocket Fizz at the Outlets, Beanfruit and Thunderhead Merge and Gallery Garden

Shreveport, La., native Richard Morris brought Rocket Fizz, a California-based specialty soda and candy franchise, to Mississippi with the opening of a new store at the Outlets of Mississippi on ...

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MSU Veterans Day, USM University Forum and JSU/SBA Summit

As part of its annual Veterans Day celebration, Mississippi State University plans to host several events to honor the U.S. Armed Forces during the week of Veterans Day. MSU's Veterans ...

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Faith Young

Faith Young, owner of Door 2 Door Recycling, opened her self-described mom and pop recycling company with her husband, Marquette Young, in 2013 to help fill a need in her ...

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Stewpot Food Pantry, MAC Arts Awards and William Winter Institute Donation

Stewpot Community Services will host a grand opening and dedication ceremony for its newly relocated and expanded food pantry, named in honor of former Stewpot Executive Director Rev. Frank Spencer, ...

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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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Honda Battle of the Bands, JSU Selling Properties and MSU Walking Path

More than 1,800 student musicians and dancers from eight college marching bands across the United States will compete in the 17th-annual Honda Battle of the Bands on Jan. 25, 2020, ...

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Michael Earl Raff

Michael Earl Raff, a former priest of Mississippi Catholic Diocese and husband of Linda Raff, executive director of Catholic Charities, died at Hospice Ministries on Wednesday, Oct. 23, after a ...

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The Bean Path Anniversary, UMMC LGBTQ Clinic and Trustmark Donations

Jackson tech-based nonprofit The Bean Path recently celebrated its one-year anniversary by rewarding students from the Mississippi Coding Academy who applied for a community grant.

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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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Hattiesburg Restaurateur Opening New Restaurant, Reopening Capri

Robert St. John, a Mississippi restaurateur who owns the Purple Parrot and Crescent City Grill in Hattiesburg, will begin bringing another of his Hattiesburg restaurants, Ed's Burger Joint, to Fondren ...

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Hamer Cancer Center, MSU/Belhaven Program and Tougaloo Artifacts

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation recently announced that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its new headquarters in Hamer's native Ruleville, Miss.

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Nick Cave: Feat., Take a Slice Out Hunger and One Night Stand Art Show

On Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at 4:30 p.m., The Mississippi Museum of Art will host a preview tour of its newest traveling exhibition, "Nick Cave: Feat." for media only. The ...

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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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Oleta Fitzgerald

Oleta Fitzgerald, who has served as director at Children's Defense Fund-Southern Region for 24 years, will be one of four honorees at the Women's Foundation of Mississippi's Women of Vision ...

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National Chemistry Week, First-Generation College Celebration Day and M Partner Community Day

The Student Members of the American Chemical Society at Mississippi State University is planning a series of activities in honor of National Chemistry Week, which begins on Saturday, Oct. 19. ...

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Halloween Event Roundup

"Spooky season" is around the corner. Check out our listings for great things to do and eat around Jackson this Halloween.

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Creativity Kitchen, Art Museum Donation and Future Stars of the Stage

The Jackson Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of its net sales to Creativity Kitchen, a nonprofit that Jackson chef Nick Wallace founded, on Thursday, Oct. 17, as part of ...

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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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JSU Homecoming, MSU Digital Media Center and USM Veteran Fundraiser

Jackson State University will host its homecoming parade in downtown Jackson on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 8 a.m.

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Kristen Rhodes

Kristen Rhodes, a seventh grade student at Huey L. Porter Middle School in Canton, says she has loved math since her time at Community Pride Preschool, when she got her ...

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Regions Canopy Donation, AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers and Bras Along the Bridge

The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Alabama-based Regions Bank, donated $150,000 to Canopy Children's Solutions on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Canopy is a nonprofit that provides mental health, social and ...

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Fall Into Brunch

Local restaurants in Jackson serve a variety of dishes for brunch.

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Hunter Evans

Hunter Evans, who has worked as chef de cuisine at Lou’s Full-Serv in Jackson since 2015, plans to open his own restaurant, Elvie’s, by winter 2019.

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Jackson Tourism Awards, Pro Bono Awards and Butler Snow Recognition

The Mississippi Tourism Association honored representatives of the state's tourism industry at the Governor's Conference on Tourism at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Miss., from Sept. 22-24.

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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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JSU Historical Marker, USM/ICC Transfer Program and MSU Esports Egg Bowl

More than 200 Jackson State University administrators and alumni traveled to Natchez, Miss., on Friday, Sept. 20, to place a historical marker honoring the university at its founding location.

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Philip Shirley

Author Philip Shirley, a resident of The Town of Lost Rabbit near Madison, says the inspiration for his most recent book, "The Graceland Conspiracy," first struck in the early 2000s, ...

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Purple Dress Run, Humana Ridgeland and Mississippi Kidney Foundation Walk

Catholic Charities will host the 8th-annual Purple Dress Run starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at The District at Eastover in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.

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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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MSU 'Race in America' Forum, USM Book Talk and Millsaps Teaching Partnership

Mississippi State University alumnus Deadric T. Williams will deliver the keynote lecture for the university's fifth-annual interdisciplinary lecture series, "Race in America," on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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A New Workforce Café, and Lots of Renovations

The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration in July purchased the Sun-n-Sand Motor Hotel on Lamar Street and the Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on West Street, both historic landmarks ...

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Adventures in Foodland

Jackson's restaurant scene has been growing lately. Here is some restaurant news from recent months.

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Music and Art at WellsFest 2019

Wells United Methodist Church in Jackson will host its 36th annual WellsFest music festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park on ...

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PARK(ing) Day, Creative IMPACT Luncheon, Madison IMAX, MANP Grant

The City of Jackson will host PARK(ing) Day, a national event to bring together businesses and residents to transform metered parking spaces into temporary park installations for one day, on ...

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Millsaps Windgate Center, USM Air Force Program and MSU GEAR UP Grant

Millsaps College held a dedication ceremony for its new Windgate Visual Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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#MSELEX: Reeves Says Hood's Mental Health Focus Distracts from Issues; Dems in NOLA

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is pushing back against accusations that his leadership helped set the conditions for Mississippi's mental-health crisis.

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Ken Slay

Madison-based author Ken Slay’s recently released book, “Daily Ponderances - Words of Hope, Humility and Sage Advice in 140 Characters or Less," began as a gift for Slay’s daughter, Mae ...

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MS Science Fest, MS-FAST Program and Mississippi Community Education Center

The LeFleur Museum District in Jackson will host its annual Mississippi Science Festival, which C Spire sponsors, from Sept. 19-21.

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