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Fondren People to Know: Yosef Ali

Fondren People to Know: Yosef Ali

Is it wise to open a restaurant on little to no experience in a town you barely know? If you ask restaurateur Yosef Ali, the short answer is yes. Leaving Ethiopia in 1994 to play soccer at college, ali says his venture into the food industry was almost by accident. Coming to the United States […]

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Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Congratulations and an early Christmas gift are in order for Charles Gomer, a Fondren resident who “found Fonzy” and won the Fondren Renaissance Foundation’s holiday giveaway! FRF Consultant Jim Wilkirson said the winning entrant spotted Fonzy at Kolb’s Cleaners and logged on to Fondren.org. When he reported the reindeer’s location, he was registered to win […]

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Staying Power Keeps Bookseller in Fondren

Staying Power Keeps Bookseller in Fondren

In film and literature, Lemuria is a lost continent. In Fondren, Lemuria is found, and indeed a “find” – a unique 35 year old treasure. The once “counter culture” bookseller is now facing an uprising again, this time stemming the tide against technology. Sixty year old John Evans is the Jackson revolutionary at the helm, […]

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Lemuria Books Events

Lemuria Books Events

Thursday, December 23, 2010 Signing – 1:00 pm for 10! Marshall Ramsey’s Ten Year Celebration by Marshall Ramsey Thursday, December 23, 2010 Signing – 11:00 am for Ole Miss at Oxford by William H. Morris Thursday, December 23, 2010 Signing – 11:00 am for Christmas Memories from Mississippi edited by Charline McCord and Judy Tucker; […]

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OurFondren announces 'Bright Lights' Winners

OurFondren announces 'Bright Lights' Winners

[smooth=id:18;] OurFondren neighborhood association has announced the winners of their annual ‘Bright Lights, Fondren Nights’ holiday lighting contest. The award for the ‘So Fabulous’ category went to the home at 3712 Hawthorn. Honorable mention goes to the home at 305 Glenway Drive. In the ‘So Funky’ category, the decorations at 4145 Robin were awarded while […]

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OurFondren announces ‘Bright Lights’ Winners

OurFondren announces ‘Bright Lights’ Winners

[smooth=id:18;] OurFondren neighborhood association has announced the winners of their annual ‘Bright Lights, Fondren Nights’ holiday lighting contest. The award for the ‘So Fabulous’ category went to the home at 3712 Hawthorn. Honorable mention goes to the home at 305 Glenway Drive. In the ‘So Funky’ category, the decorations at 4145 Robin were awarded while […]

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For Future Generations: Fondren Goes Green

For Future Generations: Fondren Goes Green

Like our wise indian chiefs of old, Fondrenites have adopted the mindset of making decisions that benefit even our future generations. The Fondren Association of Businesses has an aim of  making Fondren the greenest business district in Mississippi. Throughout Fondren, you’ll see energy efficient lighting, businesses and homes upgrading their heating and cooling systems to […]

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Where It All Began: The Guide!

Where It All Began: The Guide!

With the success of FindItInFondren.com, it’s easy to overlook where this whole thing started. The Find It In Fondren™ Visitor’s Guide was published in October and has been distributed to 15,000 homes via direct mail. An additional 5,000 copies have made their way from Southaven to Brookhaven and points in between. And just last night, […]

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Blues Marathon: 'Race Well Done'

Blues Marathon: 'Race Well Done'

At the starting line for last year’s Mississippi Blues Marathon, the temperature was 17°. But John Noblin says ‘warm and fuzzy’ was the feeling he believes participants left with on that frigid day.  The Jackson born businessman is the owner and race director for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield sponsored event that runs through the capital […]

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