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Dustin Cardon

Web Editor Dustin Cardon is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He enjoys reading fantasy novels and wants to write them himself one day. Email him business tips at dustin@jacksonfreepress.com

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Alyssa Pennington

Jackson native Alyssa Pennington recently became the first woman to referee for a semi-professional soccer game in Mississippi.

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Char Private Dining, Downtown Fitness and CapWay

Char Restaurant will formally open its new private-dining and event space, which the restaurant created in the former Mozingo Clothiers building adjacent to the restaurant, on Aug. 1.

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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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Dorcus Thigpen

Mississippi Mass Choir Director Dorcus Thigpen says the only meeting of the musical group she has ever missed in the nearly 30 years since its founding was the first oneā€”and she was on maternity leave.

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The Nail Lounge, Cantina Laredo, Creative Impact Luncheon and Leadership Greater Jackson

The Nail Lounge, which is a nail-treatment and personal-grooming boutique, opened in Highland Village on June 17.

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Xavier Amos

The Mississippi Association of College Registrars and Admission Officers named Xavier Amos as its new president elect at the beginning of July.

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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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Neha Arora

Neha Arora, an 18-year-old Madison resident and graduate of St. Andrew's Episcopal School, received a $1,000 scholarship from Distinguished Young Women in the self-expression portion of its 60th annual National Finals competition.

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FEAST Specialty Foods, 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards and Stuff the Bus at the Outlets

Food and drink culture magazine Wine Spectator recognized several local restaurants in its 2017 Restaurant Awards. This year, 3,592 restaurants around the world received honors.

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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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