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New things are brewing in Brandon

New things are brewing in Brandon

By Maclain Kennedy

January 19, 2018

Brandon, Mississippi, might not sound like it has much to offer residents. However, in the heart of downtown, just up the road from the city jail and across the street from one of the several “bail bonds,” you will find a row of developing shops. Among those shops is East Brandon Coffee Factory, or E...

Unknown and underrated local restaurants

Unknown and underrated local restaurants

By Sarah Avery Huffman

January 19, 2018

Blue Rooster (Flora) Blue Rooster is small restaurant located in Flora. While the menu has a variety of items, their main attraction is their burgers. They have a selection of burgers to choose from, as well as being able to create custom burger from their variety of choices. Even though it is far out,...

First Baptist’s D NOW resets students for new year

Saturday night's worship session

By Preston Dubberly

January 18, 2018

Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, First Baptist Jackson held their annual Disciple Now, also known as DNOW, which is a three day conference packed full of worship, missions, fellowship, and growing relationships with your peers and the Lord.  This year, the ongoing theme was to reset your mind an...

Mississippi’s bicentennial commemorated with new museums

Mississippi's bicentennial commemorated with new museums

By Charles Stephenson

December 18, 2017

On the 9th of December, thousands of citizens from all over the nation witnessed the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History. This one-of-a-kind institution is America’s first state funded civil rights museum. With an insight into the civil rights movem...

Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite Archive (AaAAA)

Allie and Ainsley's Appetite Archive (AaAAA)

By Allie Wise, Ainsley O'Quinn

December 13, 2017

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The battle between two swanky Mexican restaurants

The battle between two swanky Mexican restaurants

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

December 13, 2017

For this issue, we decided to compare two local upscale Mexican restaurants: Sombra Mexican Kitchen in the Township in Madison and Cantina Laredo in the District at Eastover. We went to Sombra first, and we were not impressed with the quality of their food. The environment is inviting, but the food...

M7 Coffeehouse vs. Lakeland Coffee Company: who brews the best?

M7 Coffeehouse vs. Lakeland Coffee Company: who brews the best?

By Allie Wise and Ainsley O'Quinn

December 13, 2017

Welcome to Allie and Ainsley’s Appetite. Each issue we will contain a head to head competition comparing two similar restaurants and give our opinion on which we like better. Our first restaurant in this comparison is M7 Coffeehouse. The coffee is above average with many options to choose from,...

Mistletoe brings holiday cheer

By Avery Andress, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017

Sponsored by the Junior League of Jackson, Mistletoe Marketplace was held from November 1-4 at the Trade Mart in Jackson. November 1 was the Preview Gala and Auctions when people wore cocktail attire, ate, and got to shop early. On November 2 and 3, Mistletoe shoppers arrived early in order to both...

The Mississippi State Fair returns again

View of the fair from the Ferris Wheel. Photo courtesy of Maclain Kennedy.

By Tori Newsome and Henley Johnson

October 13, 2017

The 158th Mississippi State Fair in Jackson started on October 4th and ends on October 15th. Mississippians, as well as visitors from other states, attended the fair yet again to enjoy good food and fun rides and to win as many prizes as possible. This year, some of the regular rides changed. The Mega Drop, ver...

Around Town: Rainbow Kitten Surprise rocks it out at Duling Hall

Lead singer Sam Melo. Picture by Madeline Claire Hughes

By Madeline Claire Hughes

October 6, 2017

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, an alternative rock band from Boone, North Carolina, stole the show Monday night at Duling Hall. Tickets went on sale June 12 and were sold out a few days before the concert. Opening for RKS was the band Elliot Root from Nashville, Tennessee. Their music set the atmosphere for ...

Around Town: The Avett Brothers shine at Thalia Mara

Around Town: The Avett Brothers shine at Thalia Mara

By Madeline Claire Hughes

September 24, 2017

On September 21st, The Avett Brothers played at Thalia Mara Hall with Langhorne Slim as their opening act. The Avett Brothers are an American folk rock band from Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. The co-lead vocalist are Scott Avett who plays the banjo and his brother Seth Avett who plays the guitar....

My favorite restaurants are sure to satisfy

My favorite restaurants are sure to satisfy

By Paul Andress

June 13, 2017

In my final edition of Paul’s Palate, I will give you my advice on the best places to eat in the Jackson metro area. These places will take more of a hit on your wallet, but trust me the price are justified by the quality of food you will enjoy. My top places to eat are Char, Shapley’s, and Amerigo...

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