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Jonterius Lewis

One of the many people who have been putting overtime into their “essential businesses” since the COVID-19 crisis began, Jonterius Lewis helps ensure people get the supplies they need through his position as a supervisor and cashier with Shoppers Value in Clinton.

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E.J. Nolen

First they came for the hand sanitizer. Then the disinfectant. Then the toilet paper. By Friday afternoon, customers were accosting sales representative E.J. Nolen in the back parking lot of Columbus Paper and Chemical for those basic supplies.

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M.K. Turk

Since there will be no March madness this year, it is a good time to look back on the great coaches and players of the past. One of those great coaches, M.K. Turk, happened to be at the University of Southern Mississippi for the 1986-1987 season, his 11th season as head coach of the Golden Eagles.

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Vera Hall

The Small Business Association named Vera Hall, owner of Innovative Performance Construction Company LLC in Jackson, as the 2020 SBA Mississippi Small-Business Person of the Year during an SBA meeting in March.

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Andy Frame

In the case of Andy Frame, the adage about the journey being more worthwhile than the destination is an apropos description. He never envisioned where he would be right now, in terms of both employment and residence.

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Rose Kasrai

Rose Kasrai, a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a sex therapist, is tired of the shame around sex and hopes to normalize conversations about sex with her business, Sex Wellness Therapy.

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Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys placed the exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott, meaning he can’t talk to any other teams and that Dallas has until July 15 to try to work out a long-term deal with its young quarterback.

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Sandra Shelson

Sandra Shelson has served the Jackson area, and Mississippi at large, in her position as executive director of The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi for the last 16 years. However, the road to finding her passion was not a direct one.

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Lisa Beckley-Roberts

The Mississippi Board of Trustees presented Lisa Beckley-Roberts, associate professor of ethnomusicology from Jackson State University's Department of Music, with its Distinguished IHL Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award during a ceremony at JSU on Feb. 20.

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Tyson Carter

Mississippi State University made SEC history when coaches in the conference named senior guard Tyson Carter as SEC Sixth Man of the Year, the first time an MSU player has earned the award in the history of Bulldog basketball.

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Jordan Feliz

The foundation for Christian music artist Jordan Feliz' professional solo career began to culminate only five hours after he and his wife moved to Nashville in 2012.

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Leticia Alonso: JSU's Humanities Teacher of the Year

“I was interested in comparative literature because the concept of cultural convergence fascinates me. I’ve always wanted to travel, see the world and see how human interactions differ. I believe we can understand civilizations better by comparing them.”

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Bea Gotthelf: Jacksonian Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

While reaching 100 years of age is a milestone that not everybody manages to achieve, today, Jackson native and long-time resident Bea Gotthelf celebrates her 100th birthday.

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Ledarius Woods

The exceptional season is bringing a first for Tougaloo as senior forward Ledarius Woods has been named a finalist for the Howell Trophy, which goes to the best men's basketball player from a four-year college or university.

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Acacia Clippert

Moving to a new area for work can have its challenges. For Murrah High School economics teacher Acacia Clippert, the transition from Michigan to Mississippi validated her decision to follow her chosen career path.

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