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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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Vishwesh Bhatt

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.

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Chipper and Coco, Your CBD Store and B&B Theatres at Northpark

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.

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JSU Alum Honored at Howard University, and Summer Camps at USM and Tougaloo

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.

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Summer Festivals and Events

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the Mississippi Pickle Fest on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Get Fit, Eat Grilled Cheese, More

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.

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Urban Foxes, Olivia's Taco Shop and Flash Dash at The District

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.

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MBJ Honors Maxine Greenleaf, Belhaven Dual Enrollment Program and USM Summer Gifted Programs

Mississippi Business Journal recently named Maxine Greenleaf, Jackson State University's executive director for communications and marketing, to its Top 50 Under 40 list.

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James Meredith

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.

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Waisted Nutrition, Fondren Fitness and Great Lengths at the Outlets of 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.

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Millsaps Presents Honorary Degrees, JSU Reduces Out-of-State Fees and USM Memorial Day Service

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.

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