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Vishwesh Bhatt, who has worked as executive chef at the Snackbar restaurant in Oxford for 10 years, recently received the Best Chef South designation during the James Beard Foundation's annual award ceremony in Chicago on May 6.
Jackson native Ann Somers and her husband Bob Potesky opened a new pet store called Chipper and Coco at The District at Eastover on Wednesday, May 15, across from Fine & Dandy.
Tougaloo College will host a five-day Performing Arts Summer Camp for middle- and high-school art, choral, band, orchestra and theater students June 17-21.
The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the Mississippi Pickle Fest on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Something is always happening in Jackson, so each issue of BOOM updates you on some of the new developments in the Jackson metro area. Here are some of the recent ones.
Cody Cox, a Jackson musician and owner of record label Elegant Trainwreck Productions, will open a small-batch bakery called Urban Foxes in Jackson's Belhaven Heights neighborhood on Monday, May 20.
Mississippi Business Journal recently named Maxine Greenleaf, Jackson State University's executive director for communications and marketing, to its Top 50 Under 40 list.
Mississippi native civil-rights activist James Meredith is conducting a tour of the Jackson Hinds Library System to raise awareness of the importance of public libraries in educating African Americans of all ages in Mississippi.
Clinton resident Johnny Markham opened Waisted Nutrition, a shake shop that sells meal-replacement shakes and "loaded" energy teas, in downtown Jackson on Monday, April 15.
Millsaps College will present honorary degrees to English professor and novelist Jesmyn Ward, biographer Jon Meacham and retired University of Mississippi Medical Center doctor Lamar Weems during the college's commencement for the class of 2019 on Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m.