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Fondren People to Know: Leanna Owens

Fondren People to Know: Leanna Owens

Early on, Leanna Range Owens always knew she wanted to be in the classroom. The Jackson native went to Callaway High School before college at the University of Mississippi. Owens earned a bachelor’s degree in business and went on to earn a master’s degree in education. While she taught in Memphis, she decided she would […]

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COPS Announces Police Luncheon, Thanks Community

COPS Announces Police Luncheon, Thanks Community

COPS is saying thanks to everyone who has been a part of efforts to stay informed and be proactive in the area through their organization. Information, they say, has been shared, direction given to concerns, and attention brought to issues of importance to the community. “This is our voice with the city in many cases. […]

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Sneed Takes Walk Down Memory Lane

Sneed Takes Walk Down Memory Lane

When Richard Sneed walked into Brent’s last week in Fondren, he just stopped and glanced around. When asked if he needed assistance, his reply was simple: I’m just reminiscing. The 67 year old world traveler said he’d been on many journeys, but this short trip was for a return to his old stomping grounds. Sneed […]

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'Like Family': Robertson Departs With Fond Memories

'Like Family': Robertson Departs With Fond Memories

Passionate creations come from the kitchen of Sal & Mookie’s on a daily basis. But long before the doors opened or before there was a kitchen there, Andrew Robertson was helping to create a culture of passion for the restaurant’s guests and employees. The twentysomething left his position with Mangia Bene this week after 9 […]

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Rave Reviewer: Babalu a Hit With Locals

Rave Reviewer: Babalu a Hit With Locals

I was thrilled to receive an invitation to be a part of the “Friends and Family Night” at Babalu Tacos and Tapas earlier this week in Fondren. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the neighborhood’s newest eatery since hearing rumors almost five months ago. Braving tornado warnings and slippery asphalt, I sped from downtown, […]

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Weary Shoppers Welcomed to Fondren

Weary Shoppers Welcomed to Fondren

On a national level, black Friday was a big deal yesterday with consumers picking up unheard of early morning deals. In Fondren, shop owners had a steady but more relaxed day. In an informal poll of nearly a dozen stores, about half said they had had an above average day, while a few said it […]

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A Holiday Message To You…

A Holiday Message To You…

We have so much here to be thankful for. A diverse community that crosses ethnic, sexual, socioeconomic, religious and political backgrounds to form a true melting pot for Jackson. If you love Fondren like we do, look for ways this holiday season to show it. Be it by helping a charity here with your time […]

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Watts: Single Digit Crime Numbers for P4

Watts: Single Digit Crime Numbers for P4

The Precinct 4 COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) Organization met last night at Redeemer Presbyterian Church to discuss a diverse number of issues happening in our area. Commander Wendell Watts began the meeting with a crime report (or lack there of). “The officers of Precinct 4 have been doing a phenomenal job over the past […]

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Fondren People to Know: Buddy Graham

Fondren People to Know: Buddy Graham

Just ask Buddy Graham to put the brakes on and he won’t even be able to find the pedal. That’s the sentiment the 70 year  old shares as he describes his passion for Jackson, and most importantly, Fondren. Having graduated from Tupelo High School, the then Auburn junior sought a summer job in his family’s […]

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