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Hard Work, Passion Mean Growth for Restaurateur

Hard Work, Passion Mean Growth for Restaurateur

There’s nothing like renewed passion. Just ask Nathan Glenn, the owner of Rooster’s and Basil’s in Fondren. The restaurateur, who had a hand in his mother’s Congress Street Bar & Grill and Fondren’s Auditorium, says he has refocused and renergized and fallen back in love with his first love again. That is evident in a […]

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Acupuncture Takes Ouch Out of Most Ailments

Acupuncture Takes Ouch Out of Most Ailments

Mary C.* is reclining in a cool, dimmed room at The Spa at St. Dominic’s. Her hands and feet are propped on soft cushions. Soft, relaxing music is playing quietly in the background as she closes her eyes. The headache that plagued her all day is slowly dissipating as she drifts into a relaxed state. […]

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Fondren People to Know: Rod Simmons

Fondren People to Know: Rod Simmons

Imagine running your first 5k.  Or clocking your fastest time ever in a race.  Or crossing the finish line with your neighbor who you’ve been training with for the last three months.  Now, imagine NOT having any photos to document that special day. Our friend, Rod Simmons, has got you covered.  I’m not quite sure […]

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Today is 'Shirley Brewer Day' at McDade's

Today is 'Shirley Brewer Day' at McDade's

A long time supermarket employee will be celebrated today at McDade’s in Fondren. Shirley Brewer has been with the locally owned grocer for twenty five years and manager Eddie Prosser invites you to stop in today between 10am and 3pm.  He says “Shirley works in our deli and has cooked breakfast and lunch and well, […]

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Now, More Than Ever, Fondren CAN Be Green!

Now, More Than Ever, Fondren CAN Be Green!

Do you recycle? We are very fortunate that many of our cities in Mississippi are making such an attempt to go green.  In the city of Jackson, we have specified recycling days when our recyclables are included in garbage pickup. We also have access to recycling bins at Rainbow Co-Op and the Waste Management bins […]

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Help Tour Motors Through Neighboring Belhaven

Help Tour Motors Through Neighboring Belhaven

Skeeter, Aibileen, Miss Hilly, Elizabeth, Stuart, and more walked the streets of Jackson through Kathryn Stockett’s New York Times best selling book The Help. While the social climate has drastically changed, some of the places throughout the book have not. Now you can download a driving tour through the streets of the Historic Belhaven neighborhood […]

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Brent's Now Offers Tuesday-Saturday Breakfast

Brent's Now Offers Tuesday-Saturday Breakfast

Brad Reeves says “heads up!” There’s bacon, eggs, and grits flying around and if you aren’t careful, they’ll land on your plate. That is if you wake up and head to Brent’s, now serving breakfast Tuesday through Saturday. Jackson’s only soda fountain churns out the best shakes and malts around, but Reeves says an idea […]

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13 Year Old Sets New State Half Marathon Record

13 Year Old Sets New State Half Marathon Record

January 2011 A new record for young runners has been set in today’s Mississippi Blues Marathon. 13 year old Gabriel Escude now holds the title of fastest 13 year old half marathon runner in the state according to StateRunningRecords.com. Escude’s time was 1 hour, 56 minutes and 33 seconds, besting his competition by over 28 […]

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Blues Marathon Runs Through Fondren Saturday!

Blues Marathon Runs Through Fondren Saturday!

Tomorrow is the big day as thousands of runners from around the world will descend upon Jackson for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half Marathon. The race will take them through Fondren and you can be a part of the experience. This document clearly outlines the route and gives you approximate […]

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Babalu Donates to Stewpot

Babalu Donates to Stewpot

A brand new restaurant in Fondren opened its doors last month to rave reviews – and opened its wallet to charity. Babalu Tacos & Tapas recently donated their first day’s net profits to two local charities, Stewpot Ministries and Friends of Children’s Hospital. Co-owner Bill Latham said the company has done this with restaurant openings […]

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