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Entrepreneurship Thrives in the #Hive

Busy lawyers and entrepreneurs Bradley Lum and Trey Waterloo understand the desire for independence and the roadblocks that keep most people from it. They’ve  navigated the hurdles inherent to stepping out on your own and now want to help fellow entrepreneurs solve some common problems, such as the need for an independent work environment conducive to effective and efficient work habits, the need for targeted education that would aid in reaching certain goals, and the need for affordable health-care options for the self-employed. Continue reading Entrepreneurship Thrives in the #Hive

Video – Mississippi Roads: Fondren, Food Trucks, Peaches Restaurant

If you didn’t know by now, the Fondren district in Jackson Mississippi is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. From the nostalgic face of the buildings to the allure of walking-distance hot spots, and an even hotter music scene, the area is garnering lots of attention. Mississippi Roads (MPB/PBS) featured Fondren in an episode which originally aired on October 9, 2014. Continue reading Video – Mississippi Roads: Fondren, Food Trucks, Peaches Restaurant

Quick Look: Mississippi State Fair 155th Anniversary 2014


What: 115th Annual Mississippi State Fair

When: October 1-12, 2014. Gates open at 5:00 pm Wednesday October 1, 2014

Where: Mississippi State Fairgrounds (1207 Mississippi St., Jackson, MS 39202)

Crowd pullers:

Ticket info, parking & ride specials:

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Hashtags: No official hashtags as of opening day. Share your own fair hastag(s) on the Mississippi State Fair’s facebook page (link below).


  • traditional fair food and drink
  • Free App

App Benefits:

  • Fun Guide
  • Car Finder
  • Full calendar/schedule of events
  • Fair Map
  • Alerts
  • Social Media
  • Photo Gallery and link to submit your own
  • Weather
  • Nearby Attractions
  • and more

Other Relevant links:

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Poll: Should rapper T.I. have been given the Key to the City of Jackson Mississippi?

T.I. receives Key to the City of Jackson on September 24, 2014. Photo by Trip Burns
T.I. receives Key to the City of Jackson on September 24, 2014. Photo by Trip Burns

JACKSON- On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, rapper T.I. (Clifford Harris) was in town to deliver an inspiring message to the youth of the capital city. Making stops at Northwest Middle School and Forest Hill High School, T.I. urged students to “become positive influences within the community.” In a ceremony at city hall Mayor Tony Yarber presented the rapper with the key to the city for his efforts to end violence among the youth and for his positive influence despite his own run-ins with the law. Get more coverage of the event through the links below. What do you think? Should T.I. have received the key to the city?

Video-T.I. receives key to the city of Jackson

T.I. given Key to the city of Jackson choice receives criticism

T.I. Gets Key to Jackson

T.I. in the Sip

Presentation of Scholarships and Grant at Soul City Showcase

This weekend, Comcast will recognize the 2014 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program during the Soul City Showcase. Since the scholarship program’s inception, there have been over 19,000 winners totaling more than $19 million in scholarship funds.

“I applaud the Continue reading Presentation of Scholarships and Grant at Soul City Showcase

Jackson’s Dathan Thigpen & Holy Nation on The Haves and The Have Nots

Members of the Jackson based group Dathan Thigpen and Holy Nation caught some airtime last Tuesday on the OWN Network.  The group was selected for a choir scene on Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots and handpicked a few fellow Jacksonians to join them in their TV début.

Courtesy of msnewsnow.com
Courtesy of msnewsnow.com

Read the details in the original story at msnewsnow.com: Jackson group cast in Tyler Perry show – MSNewsNow.com – Jackson, MS.