Dustin Cardon

Web Editor Dustin Cardon is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He enjoys reading fantasy novels and wants to write them himself one day. Email him business tips at dustin@jacksonfreepress.com

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Meg Weidner

Meg Weidner, a resident of Laguna Beach, Calif., who was born and grew up in Jackson, will debut "Best Mom," a film she wrote and stars in, on Jan. 29.

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National Baptist Convention in Jackson, 2019 Dyslexia Symposium, UMMC Donation and Cultivation Food Hall

The National Baptist Convention, the largest organization of African American Baptists in the U.S., is currently holding its annual mid-winter board meeting at the Jackson Convention Complex from Monday, Jan. 14, to Thursday, Jan. 17.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast at MSU, USM AIM Awards and Tougaloo Scholarship Campaign

Mississippi State University will honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy as a minister, humanitarian and civil-rights activist during the school's 25th annual Unity Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 21.

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Max Cooper

The Japan Prize Foundation named Max Cooper, a University of Mississippi graduate and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, as a 2018 recipient of the award for his work on immunology.

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Kris Wilson

Kris Wilson, a Canton resident and an art instructor at Holmes Community College's Ridgeland and Goodman campuses, sees his art as a way to get people to slow down and rethink how they view imagery.

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The Quarter Lofts, Whimsy Willows Boutique and XplicitJ3 Fitness

Jackson-based real estate development company StateStreet Group recently announced the completion of The Quarter Lofts on Lakeland Drive.

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Lottie Joiner

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University recently announced that Lottie Joiner, editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, will be the keynote speaker for its 51st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Convocation on Friday, Jan. 18.

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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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The Hungry Goat, Cultivation Food Hall and Crossroads Film Festival

The annual Crossroads Film Festival recently announced that it is accepting submissions from artists located within about a three-hour drive from Jackson for its music-video block.

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JSU Minority Fellowship Program, MC Dyslexia Center Expansion and UM Veteran Recognition

Jackson State University's Council on Social Work Education recently named Carla Baskin as the 2018 fellow for its Minority Fellowship Program.

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