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Dustin Cardon

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Cortez Bryant at JSU, USM Sweet Potato Drop and Belhaven Grant

Cortez Bryant, a Jackson State University alumnus and manager for Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and other popular musical acts, will be the grand marshal for JSU's homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 13, a press release says.

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Clora O'Reilly Evans

The Georgia School of Orthodontics recently selected Clora O'Reilly Evans, a lifelong Jackson resident and graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, for a 36-month residency program at its Atlanta campus.

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"The Hate U Give" Premier Celebration, The Nail Bar and Spa and Bras Along the Bridge at Riverwalk

Vicky Pilkington, owner of Magnolia Nail and Spa, held a grand opening for her second salon, The Nail Bar and Spa in Jackson on Friday, Oct. 5, following a soft opening on Sept. 10.

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USM Ceramics National, JSU Professor Named as Fulbright Scholar and Tougaloo Athletic Director Named to NAIA Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi Gallery of Art and Design will host the 2018 Southern Miss Ceramics National from Oct. 12 through Nov. 2.

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Seafood R'evolution Celebrates Anniversary and Chef Award, Julian Rankin to Direct Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Certified Angus Beef LLC named Simon Brown, chef de cuisine at Seafood R'evolution, as a "Culinary Innovator" during the organization's convention in Maui, Hawaii, from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28.

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Oxford Film Festival Grants, Schwartz “Buddy Bear” Campaign, and “Broadway in Jackson” and “Jackson Live!”

The Oxford Film Festival is offering a new grant to filmmakers, Schwartz & Associates is launching a “Buddy Bear” campaign, and “Broadway in Jackson” and “Jackson Live!” are coming back to Thalia Mara Hall.

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Get Creative in Jackson

Lately, many arts events have popped up in the Jackson metro area.

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Senate Debate at Millsaps, AIM for CHangE at MSU and Belhaven Family Weekend

Millsaps College and Mississippi Public Broadcasting will host "Decision 2018: Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate," featuring candidates in the state special election to fill retired U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's seat, on Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Gregory Vance

Jackson native Gregory Vance recently became one of seven freshman students at the University of Mississippi to receive scholarships from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

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BOJ Spin: Chris Baker

Whether you're looking to lose pounds or just trying to stay healthy, spinning is a great option. Jacksonians take their cardio seriously, so it's no surprise that readers took to the digital polls to put their votes in for the Best Spin Instructor.

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El Centro in Jackson, Mississippi Museum of Art's Permanent Collection Returns and Jackson FOG Program

Yoseph Ali, owner of Aladdin Mediterranean Grill in Fondren, opened a Mexican restaurant called El Centro in downtown Jackson on Monday, Sept. 17.

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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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USM Joe Paul Student Theater, UM Stamps Scholars and JSU 2018 Sports Hall of Fame

Seven students in the University of Mississippi's 2018 freshman class recently received scholarships from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

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David Allen

David Allen, founder of Jackson-based Allen Financial Group, recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his firm, which he first opened as Allen Associates on Sept. 1, 1978.

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Campbell’s Craft Donuts, Kebab & Curry, Downtown Fitness

Mitchell Moore, owner of Campbell’s Bakery, recently announced plans for a new branch of the business called Campbell’s Craft Donuts, which will be located at the currently in-development Belhaven Town Center.

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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 Minority STEM Education Grant, USM All-South Marching Band Day and UM One-Minute Film Competition

More than 300 high-school band students from across #Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida will come to the University of Southern Mississippi to perform alongside the university's Pride of Mississippi Marching Band during All-South Marching Band Day.

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Jennifer Young Wallace

The Association of Teacher Educators elected Jennifer Young Wallace, who has served as accreditation coordinator for Jackson State University's College of Education and Human Development since 2014, to its national board of directors in May 2018.

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Moving Forward in Jackson

Development often happens in fits and starts in Jackson, but fall 2018 should see a lot of bulldozers and hard hats around town.

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Mississippi Food and Wine Festival Preview Events, The Storehouse at Repeat Street and Local Bunny Market

Sue Hernandez, owner of Gluckstadt Garten in Madison, opened Local Bunny Market on Aug. 24 during the Red Brick Roads Music & Arts Festival.

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JSU Alums Unveil Obama Mural, New MSU Metal Detector Policy, and USM Faculty Art and Design Show

Jackson State University alumni Charles and Talamieka Brice unveiled a mural depicting former President Barack Obama, which the husband-and-wife design team painted along the south wall of Barack Obama Magnet IB Elementary School in Jackson, on Friday, Aug. 17.

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Crystal Spurlin

Crystal Spurlin, a resident of Pontotoc, Miss., is representing Mississippi in a campaign that cosmetics company Avon launched on Aug. 21.

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Soggy Sweat Craft Beer & BBQ Festival, Mississippi Craft Center Renaming and Trustmark 'Topping Off' Ceremony

The Mississippi Craft Center will be renamed the William Lowe (Bill) Waller Sr. Craft Center in honor of the late Mississippi governor during a dedication ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2:30 p.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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'Suit Up Event' at USM, 'Famous Types' at MSU and Jackson Heart Study at Tougaloo

The University of Southern Mississippi's Office of Career Services is partnering with clothing retailer JCPenney to offer USM students discounts on professional-business and business-casual attire during the "Suit Up Event" on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Turtle Creek Mall in Hattiesburg from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Reuben Antvelink

Reuben Antvelink's love of community and bringing people together that led him to work as a youth director at First Presbyterian Church of Madison and the tour manager at Lucky Town Brewing Company in Jackson.

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From My Hand to Your Kitchen, Kimmiesweett and Merit Health Madison

Jackson chef Nick Wallace announced on Wednesday, Aug. 8, a new service from his business, Nick Wallace Culinary, called "From My Hand to Your Kitchen."

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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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Scianna Challenge at USM, UM Medgar Evers Scholarship and Millsaps Arts & Lecture Series

Kenny and Vicki Scianna, Madison residents who attended the University of Southern Mississippi, recently established an endowment for the university's Children's Center for Communication and Development.

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Josh Abrams

Josh Abrams, a former Jackson resident who has been living in California since 2008, is returning to Jackson for the premiere of his animated movie, "Josh's Journal."

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Metrocenter Mall Closing

16 WAPT News reported today that Metrocenter Mall owner and chief investor Paul Oliver announced the mall will close Wednesday, Aug. 15.

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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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Eudora Welty Chair at Millsaps, Free National Guard Tuition at MSU and USM Foundation Milestone

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum and National Guard Commander Maj. Gen. Janson "Durr" Boyles signed an agreement on Tuesday, Aug. 7, that says MSU will guarantee free tuition for Mississippi National Guard service members.

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Table 100 Wins Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Aplos at Highland Village and Fuse.Cloud at Landmark Center

Table 100 received a 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in July. Wine Spectator is a food and drink culture magazine that recognizes restaurants worldwide for their wine programs each year.

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Blondean Davis

Tougaloo College named Blondean Davis, chief executive officer of Southland College Prep Charter High School in Chicago, to its board of trustees in June.

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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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JPS and Tougaloo Early College Program, MSU YMCA Renovation and USM Optoelectronic Center

Jackson Public Schools recently partnered with Tougaloo College to establish an Early College High School program. ECHS is an independent high-school program that will operate on Tougaloo's campus in the Owens Health and Wellness Center.

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Glenda Glover

Glenda Glover became the 30th international president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on Thursday, July 12, at the organization's international conference in Houston, Texas.

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James Vinson

SoilTech Consultants, Inc., a Ridgeland-based geotechnical engineering firm, hired James Vinson as the firm's practice leader on Thursday, July 19. Vinson then moved to Jackson from Knoxville, Tenn., to start his new position.

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Yappy Hour at Char, Fair Trade Green Moving and UnitedHealthcare Laptop Donation

Char Restaurant will celebrate the opening of its new outdoor patio with an event called "Yappy Hour" on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.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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DuBard Dyslexia Symposium, Universities Studying Slavery Symposium and MSU Meteorological Award

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 22nd annual DuBard Symposium Sept. 13-14 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

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Soul Wired in Fondren, Yoga in the Park and Partners Worldwide

Stacey “Soul” Winters, owner of Soul Wired Café, officially reopened her business in Fondren on June 1 following a soft opening in March.

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New Scholarship at MSU, USM Eagle Fanfare and Colleges of Distinction

Mississippi State University recently announced that alumnus Charles E. Menifield has established a new annual scholarship with the university's College of Arts and Sciences.

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Angie Smith Brewer

Jackson-based interior design and planning firm Dean and Dean/Associates Architects named Angie Smith Brewer as the firm's director of marketing and business development on June 18.

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Zea Rotisserie & Bar, Rainbow Community Meeting and Hollywood Feed Flowood

Zea Rotisserie & Bar, a New Orleans-based restaurant chain specializing in Southern cuisine as well as rotisserie and grilled food, plans to open its first location outside of Louisiana in Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland around July 2019.

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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 Substance Prevention Grant, Eaglepalooza in Hattiesburg and MSU Rural Physicians Scholarships

Mississippi State University presented $30,000 scholarships to six current students and three graduates on Thursday, July 12, as part of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.

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Maxine Greenleaf

Maxine Greenleaf, executive director of communications and marketing at Jackson State University, became president of the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi for 2018 to 2019 starting on July 1.

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Shining Neon Lights

The Mississippi Children's Museum will host its fifth annual Neon Night on Saturday, July 14, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The summer fundraiser for the event is open to visitors age 21 and up.

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