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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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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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Why Fondren?

Why Fondren?

“Right in the middle of everything” was the buzzword I heard when my family and i moved from Pascagoula to Fondren in 2001. Living on the corner of Eagle and Seminole Avenues in a small duplex, we found life to be good. There was no reason to leave the area very often, though, because there […]

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Duling Hall Site of Sunday’s ACLU Brunch

Duling Hall Site of Sunday’s ACLU Brunch

Join the Mississippi ACLU Sunday at Duling Hall from 11am until 2pm for a jazz brunch. Entertainment by Russell Thomas Jazz Quarter and catering from Mangia Bene. Tickets available online!

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Spirit of Community Brings Race to Fondren

Spirit of Community Brings Race to Fondren

It’s two days before the big weekend race and Good Samaritan executive director Kathy Clem is ‘freaked out.’ “I’m thinking ‘seriously?’ she exclaimed with a smile, as she talked about the sheer number of participants signed up for Saturday’s 12k’s of Christmas race. Speaking to Clem during Thursday night’s Fondren Unwrapped, she seemed oddly calm […]

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Gallery Owner Aims to Promote Local Artists

Gallery Owner Aims to Promote Local Artists

It’s amazing what a painting can do. Just ask Josh Barr about the gift from his mother 13 years ago that lead to his recent opening of  The Art Barr in Fondren Corner. Barr says it was this gift and memories of his mother “dragging us to craft fairs and art shows as kids” that […]

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Passionate Living Births circa.

Passionate Living Births circa.

When Craig and Michele Escude married twenty years ago, they never realized their lifestyle would one day lead them to open a store. But that’s exactly what the pair have done in the form of circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING, in business for nearly a month in Fondren. Craftsmen in their own right, the Escudes have […]

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