THE STUDENT-GENERATED GUIDEBOOK TO JACKSON’S
NIGHTLIFE, SHOPPING, ARTS, BIKES, BEER & MORE PP 12 - 40
Even more at Jackpedia.com (plus add your own!)
Vol. 8 | No. 48
August 12 - 18, 2010
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ree homemade bread pudding from Hal and Mal’s? Free berry tea with any lunch order from Bon Ami? Discounts always have a great ring to them, but imagine receiving a deal just by dining out at your favorite Jackson restaurant or visiting your favorite attraction or museum? Thanks to a new innovative restaurant and attraction campaign the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, you can show a little soul and save a little money at the same time. Wear your SOUL BAND at any participating restaurant and attraction and receive a special discount while there. The “I’ve Got Soul” Soul Band campaign is designed to encourage local patrons and visitors to show their support for Jackson restaurants and attractions by wearing a Soul Band. The Soul Band is a free promotional wristband with the city’s brand, “Jackson, Mississippi – City with Soul” embossed on it. The campaign runs through December 31, 2010. It’s simple to sign up and receive your very own Soul Band. Become a Facebook friend of Jackson, Mississippi, or the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and message us your personal mailing address and you will receive a free Soul Band. The Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will be out and about in Jackson at various events distributing them to the general public, or anyone can stop by the JCVB office at 111 E. Capitol St. in downtown Jackson to pick one up. To sign up for the campaign, submit your name and email address or cell phone number. You will receive discount updates and other Soul Band promotions via text messages and email notifications. After receiving your Soul Band, you must have it on and show it at any of the participating restaurants and attractions to receive their offered discount. Additional restaurants & attractions will be added daily. The “I’ve Got Soul” Band information, such as participating restaurants & attractions and their discounts, will be listed on Jackson, Mississippi and Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau Facebook pages as well as the Bureau’s website (www.visitjackson.com). For more information on the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, hit us up at www.visitjackson.com or call 601-960-1891.
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OCTOBER 6 Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet 8 Amy Grant 10 US Marine Band 16 Strega Nona 23 Rhythm of the Dance 26 Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
JANUARY 17 Urban Bush Women 21 Emerson String Quartet 22 Forever Plaid
NOVEMBER 9 Fiddler on the Roof 12 A Midsummer Night’s Dream 19 Oklahoma 30 Christopher O’Riley
MARCH 4 Swan Lake, Russian National Ballet 26 A Chorus Line
DECEMBER 4 Synergy Brass, Gingerbread and Brass (8 p.m.) & Gingerbread and Brass for Kids (3 p.m.)
FEBRUARY 12 Charlotte’s Web
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contents THOMAS BECK; FILE PHOTOS
7 Lake 255 Again The Levee Board takes its case for Lake 255 to Mississippi’s U.S. legislators.
Katherine West is wearing a black Haven silk jumpsuit from Pieces for $275. The Pella Moda gray snake shoes are also from Pieces for $155. Photo by Jaro Vacek; hair and makeup are by S’Moak Salon. (Note: Be sure to wear a helmet!)
THIS ISSUE: Beer Here, Now
State laws don’t allow for craft beers. Raise Your Pints intends to change that.
6................ Editor’s Note 6..................... Slow Poke Talk
10........................ Editorial 10.......................... Stiggers 10.............................. Zuga 11........................ Opinion 42........................... 8 Days 44.................... JFP Events 46 ...........
51 ........................... Slate 51 ...........................
53 .......................... Astro 53 ....................... Puzzles 55 .......
Road to Wellness
kenneth johnson “I like having everything at my fingertips,” Kenneth Johnson says about Jackson. As the director of leasing for the redevelopment of the Jackson Square Outlet Mall, the 26-year-old is dedicated to creating even more options for Jacksonians. “Jackson doesn’t have a lot of cookiecutter shops. Once you’ve been to one Best Buy, you’ve been to them all. Once you’ve shopped at one Belk, you’ve shopped at them all,” Johnson says. “Jackson’s got a lot of really different, unique and interesting places that the suburbs don’t have.” The south Jackson resident, who graduated from Pearl High School, has had an interest in business since he was a child. “I’m a ’90s kid. I grew up back in south Jackson by Metrocenter Mall when Jackson was thriving, (and) places like Metrocenter were thriving. Jackson, especially south Jackson, had life back then, and I want to get that life back,” he says. For Johnson, giving life back to Jackson includes reviving the Terry Road area where the Jackson Square Outlet Mall has struggled with crime and vacancy for several years. “It’s always really interested me, taking a building that doesn’t have any life and giving it life. A lot of these buildings were boarded up and are caving in, and some days we wonder why we’re doing this, but
we’re not going to quit because I want to see Jackson come back. South Jackson is part of Jackson, too. I think it deserves as much as anywhere else does.” Johnson says. Johnson attended Hinds Community College and holds a bachelor’s in business from the University of Phoenix. He opened a gas station in Pearl in 2005 and “made it boom.” He says he wants to make Jackson steal the thunder of its surrounding suburbs. “I want to make the capital city a destination city,” he says. “I want people to be able to come to Jackson and say, ‘I went to Jackson, and I liked it, and it was a lot of fun’, not ‘I went to Jackson, and there wasn’t much to do, so I went shopping in the suburbs.’ I want people to come to Jackson, stay in Jackson and enjoy Jackson.” By leasing space in the shopping center to new tenants, Johnson hopes to bring vital businesses to the area, including a supermarket, which south Jackson currently lacks. Johnson hopes the mall will feature a diverse mixture of shops including department stores, food stores, local shops, national chains and “mom and pop’’ stores. “I’m dedicated to making a difference based on where I’m at,” he says. “This is where I’m from, and I’m starting with my home base.” —Holly Perkins
12 Jackpedia Our annual guide to Jackson for Jacksonians covers everything from arts to the zoo.
55 Road to Wellness The bi-weekly JFP staff report on what we’re doing to achieve healthier lives.
Katie Bonds Editorial intern Katie Bonds has a master’s from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s from Rhodes College. She is a Madison native, who now delights in calling Belhaven home. She enjoys reading everything, writing, and running the hills of Belhaven.
Jasmine Bowie “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game” is what FLY/marketing intern Jasmine Bowie uses for motivation. She is a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi studying marketing. She hopes to work in the fashion industry one day.
Hanna A. Bowie Living by her favorite quote, “Thy future for which I work for is mine,” FLY/marketing intern Hanna A. Bowie is a sophomore at the University of Southern Mississippi studying business. She hopes to become a marketing executive for a major fashion house.
Sarah Bush Editorial intern Sarah Bush is a recent graduate of Mississippi State where she received a bachelor’s in English. She loves to read, especially Jane Austen novels, travel, cook, study and learn all about food. She is moving to New York City this month.
Holly Perkins Editorial intern Holly Perkins is originally from the Jackson area. Holly loves the arts—acting, painting, photography, writing and music. She plans to attend Belhaven University this fall and travel the world after she graduates.
LeeAnna Callon Editorial intern LeeAnna Callon is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She loves reading, travelling and all things Harry Potter. She also enjoys trivia games and watching sitcoms with her Cairn Terrier, Rocko.
Brooke Kelly Brooke Kelly is an editorial intern from Jackson State University. She likes to watch movies, play card games, dominoes or chess, read, hang with family and friends (including her Pekingese, Casey), go to new places and eat good food.
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Editorial intern Alex Dildy was born in Florida but spent time between there and Mississippi growing up. She has always enjoyed writing because it allows her to express her innermost thoughts about any subject matter.
by Briana Robinson Intern & Jackpedia editor
‘I’m Not Crazy’
eep up the good work,” they’ll say. Or, “your folks must be proud.” They say this when I show up to interview them or to photograph them. Before even seeing my work, people are proud. Once they actually meet me and see that I am only 18 years old (some think younger), people’s minds begin to wonder, “How did this little girl end up doing such a big job?” Never do they seem to doubt my capabilities and talents. They assume that I must be pretty good if I’m so young and already being given assignments by a real newspaper; but really, I’m just an intern hoping to one day be more. To the staff members and editors at the JFP, being an intern as a high school or (almost) college student probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. It’s just another group of young people coming through and doing some work. To everyone else, however, it’s huge. There are people out there with no type of job, wasting away their days. Here I am, only 18 and already starting to make a name for myself doing what I love. I may not be getting paid, but I feel like I am. It’s rewarding enough just to be allowed to sit in the office and write alongside award-winning journalists. Both strangers and family members tell me to keep up the hard work. By being put suddenly in this professional environment, I really have no other choice but to work hard. I was somewhat familiar with the JFP atmosphere already due to my work with the Youth Media Project here, so it was no surprise that my intern duties didn’t top off at making coffee. I still didn’t think that Lacey would expect me to pump out a story in one day, my very first day. Before, I was allotted weeks to complete my hole-filled stories for my high school newspaper. I thought that working on that high school paper for years gave me the background needed to jump into a bigger paper. I was wrong; everything was different. Donna dispelled everything that my old teachers taught me to do when writing journalistically. All of a sudden, it was about telling a story and telling it well. Gone were the days of quickly writing something to fill the eight pages of The Revelation. No more cliché leads and stories built on the passive voice. In high school, I diligently worked myself up to editor, but at the JFP I was at the bottom all over again. Being expected to produce quality work ready to be published within days can be stressful. The JFP provided me with all the tools I needed to grow in every area that I was interested in. Donna’s workshops opened my eyes to aspects of writing that I never before fully looked at. She also helped show me that I’m not crazy. All of those quirky little things I do, such as my overly organizing some things, actually can be useful to becoming a better writer. As soon as I mentioned that I’m interested in photography, I was trusted
to take dozens of photos for the paper. The appeal of the internship and what makes it so enjoyable stretches far beyond the work experience that I’ve gained. I’ve met other young people who are actually interested in the same thing I am: writing to make a difference. Some are just young writers looking for an outlet or some practice. Almost all the interns are in some way connected to writing, possibly with English degrees or hopes of one day being a major magazine editor. JFP staffers often make jokes about the “over-worked interns” and I’ve always just laughed along with them, never really realizing how accurate they are. Looking through the pages of this weekly newspaper, it’s easy to spot pieces written or rewritten and pictures we took. The truth is —we really are the backbone of the paper. I cannot imagine how issues such as Jackpedia and Best of Jackson could be done without some intern elbow grease. I’m sure Donna would be stressed beyond belief if there were no interns to help with these big issues. Especially after working on Jackpedia, it’s more than evident how helpful the interns are to the creation of the paper. People may not realize how much time it takes to copy, paste, edit, call, verify and describe the Jackpedia entries. Multiply that by all the cool businesses in Jackson, and that’s what this team of interns has been busy with for the past few weeks. In the Jackson Free Press office at the end of July, interns were scrambling, going back and forth from older JFPs to the computer and to the phone. We were thrown into the project of organizing a year’s worth of changes in the city’s businesses and organizations, and we immediately got to work.
Every day at least two of us pored through Jackpedia.com for correct information. The Jackpedia process may be tedious and at times the very opposite of fun, but I’m sure that all of us found some enjoyment. For those of us who were phone shy, picking up the receiver and dialing those numbers have become second nature. As a group, we have helped each other be stronger and more confident. During this seemingly brainless process, everyone’s strengths started to show. LeeAnna’s fine eye for detail helped create unique descriptions for each business. Kate was diligent in making sure each entry has the correct address and contact information. The stylish Bowie twins took on more than enough work, completing both listings and shorter blurb pieces. Katie miraculously did the same, while still working on pieces for other issues. Throughout this process, we were all able to learn and grow together. I feel like this is one of our greatest accomplishments of the summer: to be able to say that we went from being complete strangers to trusting each other and working as a team to produce an issue of the Jackson Free Press. This issue is our own. We put in the hard work. Our names might not be next to every single thing that we helped with, but it doesn’t matter. We don’t really need the recognition after knowing how big of a help we have been. Hopefully, this issue will stick around in houses and dorm rooms to serve as a guide to our city and as a testament to the value of teamwork. Briana Robinson is a 2010 graduate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She enters Millsaps College this month. If you’d like to intern, write email@example.com.
Levee Board Hopeful on Lake 255 THOMAS BECK
embers of the Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District are hopeful that Mississippi’s congressional delegation will strong-arm top officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into reconsidering a Corps-rejected Lake 255 on the Pearl River. “(Mississippi legislators) are not ready to move unless we’re together,” said Leland Speed, one of the Levee Board members who visited Mississippi legislators in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee chamber last month. “Now that we have voted together, they are really anxious to help us. I was pleased with the tone of the meeting.” Levee Board members decided to lobby state senators and representatives after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shot down the board’s desire to marry the Corps’ levee expansion plan with a smaller lake project to promote lakeside real-estate development. Corps of Engineers Col. Jeffrey Eckstein told board members in a June letter that the Corps would not resume any further study of flood control along the Pearl River “for the purpose of considering any impoundment alternatives or private development features.” Board members who support the Lake 255 plan argue that the benefit of a new development would help convince voters to
Rankin-Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District board member Leland Speed said the Mississippi delegation is supporting a small lake plan in its flood control proposal for the Pearl River.
pay the federal match requirement to build the levees. The Corps is currently pressing the Levee Board to approve a plan almost identical to a levee expansion plan the Corps approved in 1996—with the exception of a small levee expansion in Rich-
Kevin Slark is working to bring tastier beer to Mississippi. p 9
by Adam Lynch land. State legislators, such as Rep. Bill Denny, R-Jackson, supported a state bill in 1996 that would have funded the state’s 50 percent matching requirement for the Corps-endorsed levee expansion. Legislators outside Jackson, however, did not support the bill, despite more than $200 million in flood damages resulting from the 1970’s Easter Flood. Denny said legislators in sparsely populated districts outside the 1979 Easter flood damage zone killed the 1996 bill. “I said time and time again to opponents trying to kill my effort: ‘you and your cow pastures are ignoring one of the most densely populated parts of the state,’ and it just didn’t seem to matter to them,” Denny told the Jackson Free Press in February. Denny said he doubted the Legislature would support state financing of another levee plan next session, and that local residents would not agree to accept a property tax hike financing the federal match requirement without the benefit of new revenue from lakefront property. Lake supporters on the levee board complain that the Corps, by rejecting the lake component of flood control, is out of compliance with the requirements of Section 3104 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, which “directs the secretary of the Army to give consideration to a LAKE 255, see page 8
“I just love editing all of these Jackpedia listings.” Editorial intern Kate Brantley late on Tuesday as the Jackson Free Press interns and staff were completing the current issue with bleary eyes and weary minds.
by Ward Schaefer
he Jackson Police Department is mourning the Aug. 6 shooting death of officer Glen Agee. Police have charged Latwan Smith, 24, with capital murder in connection with Agee’s death. Smith fled a patrol vehicle on Highway 18 in Raymond while Agee and two other officers were transporting him to the Hinds County Detention Center on domestic-vio- Jackson Police Department Officer lence charges. Agee, 31, chased Smith into Glen Agee died from a a wooded area where the shooting occurred. gunshot wound Aug. 6 Hinds Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart while on duty. reported that Agee sustained two gunshot wounds to the face. Police captured Smith 45 minutes after the shooting. On Tuesday morning, a search crew retrieved Agee’s gun, which Smith allegedly used to shoot him, from the drainage creek where the Agee was found. Agee was an officer with JPD for two months. Prior to JPD, he worked as a police officer at Jackson State University. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m., but JPD officials were still finalizing a location as of press time. Check
JPD Mourns Slain Officer
Wednesday, August 4 The U.S. Senate votes on a $26 billion bill to get funds to the states and school districts to keep teachers and civil workers employed. Final approval is still needed from the full House. … Mississippi’s U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, say they will vote against Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 5. Thursday, August 5 The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee endorses Carlton Reeves as U.S. District Court judge for the southern half of Mississippi. Friday, August 6 The Federal Reserve Bank reports consumer borrowing dropped at a rate of $1.3 billion in June as people continue to cut back on credit card spending. Economists had predicted a $5 billion decline. … Officials reopen Mississippi’s Gulf waters for commercial shrimping and fin-fishing. Saturday, August 7 Elena Kagan is sworn in as the 112th justice and fourth woman ever to serve on U.S. Supreme Court. She replaces Justice John Paul Stevens. Sunday, August 8 BP announces that the cement plug put in last Thursday to stop oil from continuing to gush into the Gulf of Mexico is a success. The next step is a relief well, projected to be complete by the end of the month. Monday, August 9 North Korea fired about 110 rounds of artillery near its disputed sea border with South Korea in response to South Korean naval drilling, and to get the U.S. to sign a peace treaty. Artillery shells landed in the water, and no damage was done. … The Federal Elections Commission dismisses a claim against former Mississippi Rep. Chip Pickering for allegedly funneling a $5,000 campaign contribution to Louisiana Sen. David Vitter through Gov. Haley Barbour’s political action committee. Tuesday, August 10 Acknowledging that the economic recovery has slowed, the Federal Reserve announces that it will use the proceeds from its mortgage-bond portfolio to buy long-term Treasury securities or government debt. … Joe Barnett, a Clinton metal detector hobbyist, located a gun thought to have been used by Latwan Smith, 24, last Friday in the killing of JFP officer Glen Agee, 31.
news, culture & irreverence
Hinds County is one of 10 Mississippi counties with two county seats, tying the state of Arkansas. Other states with multiple seats for some counties include Iowa, Kentucky and Massachusetts. Both Jackson and Raymond serve as county seats for Hinds.
news, culture & irreverence
Uniting Medicine and Humanities
by Kate Brantley
ohn Montgomery and Kendra Schneider spent five weeks this summer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center wearing official hospital name badges. They talked to patients, observed tests and consulted with people all over UMMC. They had privileged access to parts of the hospital most people never see, such as the research laboratories. But they were missing something: white coats. That’s because neither one has any background in medicine or science. Montgomery, 19, of Shreveport, La., and Schneider, 21, of Meridian, are University of Mississippi humanities students. The pair spent five weeks in an immersion program at UMMC to study ethics as the first students to complete the Student Fellowship in Bioethics. Montgomery described them as “guinea pigs,” similar to the rats they observed undergoing medical research. The bioethics fellowship was the brainchild of William Lawhead, chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Mississippi, and Dr. Ralph Didlake of UMMC. The men saw a need to unite the seemingly disparate fields of medicine and the humanities. Didlake, who was in charge of the student fellows, recently founded the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at UMMC. He decided there was a need for such an institution while working as a surgeon. “I witnessed and experienced things that convinced me that the next generation of physicians needs to be more engaged in issues like empathy, respect for those who have limited resources, or interested in how the system works efficiently,” he said. The new center takes a three-pronged approach to uniting medicine and the humanities at UMMC: teaching ethics and professionalism in the medical programs; providing ethics consultations for patient services; and promoting the study of humanities to give medical students greater social and cultural context for their work. “We want to bring humanities scholars and scholarly activities onto this campus that will help us illuminate the intersection of health care and disciplines like philosophy, sociology, anthropology, theology, economics, law—even literature, art and history. When those intersections get illuminated, we can understand what we do technically in its fullest social and cultural context,” Didlake said. During the fellowship, Dr. Didlake tried to expose the students to every aspect of hospital’s operations.
University of Mississippi Medical Center professor of physiology and biophysics Dr. Robert Hester (back) gives a lesson on the effects of obesity to University of Mississippi humanities students Kendra Schneider (center) and John Montgomery (front)
They had access to all sorts of medical situations, from medical research to contemporary medical practices to medical public policy. They had the opportunity to observe kidney dialysis and animal testing; they went to the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield; spoke with Therese Hannah of the Mississippi Center for Health Policy; and accompanied doctors and medical students on rounds. They spoke with hospital chaplain Dr. Ruth Black about religion in hospitals. They encountered myriad ethical issues: from medical confidentiality to medical research on humans and animals, religion in hospitals and unequal access to health care. To supplement their observations and give them a more comprehensive view of bioethical issues, Dr. Didlake assigned them readings from sources such as court cases, medical manuals and even poetry. Despite having no backgrounds in medicine before their fellowship, Montgomery and Schneider can now talk knowledgeably and casually about subjects such as the ethical dilemma of testing braincooling strategies on blunt-force trauma victims and their ethical implications.
The idea that humanities scholars and medical professionals can have symbiotic relationships is good news for humanities students whose studies are frequently without practical applications. After their shared experience in the hospital, Montgomery (a triple-major in public policy, philosophy and history) and Schneider (a double-major in philosophy and religion) agree humanities students have a place in the field of medicine. “It can be difficult with philosophy to get practical with it—but this is very practical,” Schneider said. “I wasn’t even aware of how much room there is for ethicists in medicine—it’s just chock-full of issues.” Montgomery predicts that ethicists’ roles will become larger in the medical community with the development of so many new medical treatments, which are blurring traditional ethical boundaries. “We’ve advanced so far technologically and medically that we really cannot possibly fathom the future repercussions of some of the things we’ve begun to do medically,” he said.
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LAKE 255, from page 7
locally preferred option as an alternative to the levee plan.” U.S. senators and Jackson metro representatives weighed in on the issue and sent an Aug. 5 letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging the Corps to include a small lake design in its preferred levees-only plan. The proposed “one lake,” or Lake 255, plan does not flood valuable wetlands north of Lakeland Drive. Officials who signed the letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy, of the Civil Works division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, were Republican U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wick-
er, Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson. “We are pleased that the Levee Board has made this decision (on the Lake 255 design),” the letter states. “However, we understand that in order to finalize the preconstruction phase, the Vicksburg District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers must complete the formulation process by resuming the terminated feasibility study, with the addition of the locally preferred one lake plan, and completing said study report.” The letter urges the Corps to follow the flood-control plan, featuring Lake 255, with
an environmental impact statement and a third-party review by a Corps affiliate division. The process also includes a study of the technical feasibility of the plan and scrutiny by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Waggoner Engineering Inc. project engineer Barry Royals said he believed the updated plan stood a better chance of Corps approval because it only floods a section of the Pearl River. Board members approved the smaller Lake 255 because the federal government is not likely allow a lake plan that inundates wetlands containing endangered species, such as the native ringed map turtle.
The project has an estimated cost of about $600 million, although the cost could either shrink or increase as a numerous federal agencies vet it. The Levee Board upgraded the Lake 255 plan last month to extend the lake beyond an unused landfill on the Hinds County side of the river, which could hike project costs. Royals could not offer an estimate on the cost to remove the landfill, which could bottleneck flood control as well as stifle some development on the Jackson side of the river. See jacksonfreepress.com and jfpdaily. com for updates and more news.
by Ward Schaefer
Loosening the Beer Bottleneck Jert-rutha Crawford
ing Company, whose regular varieties are available in Mississippi. Abita recently released “Save Our Shore,” a limited-edition pilsner, with a promise to donate 75 cents per bottle sold to restoration efforts after the Gulf oil spill. Ironically, the beer’s 7 percent alcohol content and larger-size bottle meant that it was illegal in Mississippi and in Alabama, which has a legal limit on beer-bottle sizes. “They made this beer, Jackson resident and Millsaps College graduate Kevin Slark brews his own Belgian ales and imperial stouts, but state law is and it’s not even legal to purchase in two of the four ambiguous about whether his craft is legitimate. states affected by the oil evin Slark is a beer connoisseur. He can spill,” Bailey said. “It’s a retell the difference between a Belgian ally ridiculous situation.” Abbey-style Leffe and a German Helle Mississippi’s ABV cap does not only filWeissebier. He is also, if not a criminal, ter out “high-gravity” beers, as more alcoholic someone who spends a good many hours in a brews are also known, it also narrows consumer legal gray area. choice overall, Bailey says. Many smaller-scale As its storied history of moonshining craft breweries produce different beers that fall suggests, Mississippi law bans home-based on either side of the state’s limit. spirit distilleries. Homemade wine making “It’s really expensive for a brewery to gets a special provision in state law. Home beer move into the state, do the marketing, do brewing, however, rests in an uneasy twilight: the permitting and all that,” Bailey said. “As a not prohibited, but not protected, either. business, it’s not worth it if they can only sell Slark’s home brewing evolved from a clan- two-thirds of their portfolio. … We’re talking destine dorm-room hobby at Millsaps College small businesses—American businesses—artito a 200-gallon-per-year operation, involving sans who treat this product like fine wine.” raw grains and a six-foot custom-welded tower Ricky Brown, president of the Mississippi that he houses in a storage unit. He estimates Malt Beverage Association, the trade group for that he spends $30 on every five-gallon batch the state’s beer distributors, says that consumer he brews, making for a $1,000-a-year project. demand also dictates which breweries do busi Because no store in Mississippi sells ness in the state. home-brewing supplies, Slark picks his up on “If (a brewery) had an excess production periodic visits to Birmingham, Ala. The Mag- capacity and wanted to move into the state, I nolia State loses sales tax money by not legiti- don’t see why they wouldn’t,” Brown said. mizing home brewing, but more importantly, More often, Brown says, a brewery’s Slark says, it discounts an important source of products are not available in Mississippi beculture and craftsmanship. cause the company is too small. Companies Home brewers are beer geeks, people like Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing who will spend significant money to make Company, and Yuengling, based in Pennsyland enjoy beverages that can be as complex as fine wine, says Butch Bailey, president of Raise Your Pints Mississippi, a nonprofit group dedicated to modernizing the state’s laws on beer and beer-brewing. A home brewer himself, Bailey sees the or school children and parents, sumstate’s legal lacuna on do-it-yourself beer mer is coming to a close. For those making as only one example of a backward gearing up to go back to school, Mayapproach to ale. More significant to the averor Harvey Johnson Jr. announced the City age beer-drinker is the state’s cap on alcohol of Jackson and Jackson Public Schools’ content in beer. State law only allows the sale First Day Program to help JPS parents and and distribution of beer with an alcohol-bystudents prepare for the upcoming school volume content of 6.25 percent or lower. year. The rule excludes countless “craft” beers, During the event, parents can sign beverages produced in smaller quantities with their children up for tutoring services, high-quality ingredients and, often, higher after-school programs, volunteering opalcohol contents. As a prime example of the portunities and more. Medical and dental absurdity of Mississippi’s alcohol-by-volume representatives will provide minor check restrictions, Bailey points to a recent special ups. Festivities also include book school offering by the Louisiana-based Abita Brew-
vania, produce too little to move into the state, he contends. Brown acknowledges that the cap plays a role in the variety available to Mississippi drinkers. Beer distributors actually helped lift the cap to its present level, from 5 percent ABV, in 1998, to 6.25 percent. The beverage association lobbied the Mississippi Legislature to lift the cap so that distributors could capitalize on the popularity of the “ice” beers produced by Budweiser and other large manufacturers that had higher alcohol contents. “They were brewing it down (in alcohol content) for Mississippi and Alabama at that time, but it wasn’t cost-effective for them to do it,” Brown said. “It took a lot of work, because all alcohol bills are difficult to get through the legislative process. I can’t speak for the Legislature, but a lot of them represent dry areas of the state and then some of them just have a personal belief against alcohol.” Recent efforts to lift the cap further have stalled in the Legislature. Sen. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has pushed the issue, as well as full legal recognition for home brewing, for the past three years, to no avail. “You, of course, have people that drink beer, drink alcohol themselves that would never vote on something like that because they see it as too big a political risk,” Baria said. Baria has hope, however, in the growing support for lifting the cap from distributors. The Malt Beverage Association has moved from opposing the change to staying neutral, to now expressing outright support for it. Home brewing gained a modicum of legitimacy on July 12, when Gov. Haley Barbour declared the last week in July “Mississippi Craft Beer Week.” Barbour’s proclamation added, “(L)et us not forget our home-brewing enthusiasts,” to a list of craft beer-makers. Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, who has introduced bills that mirrored Baria’s, believes beer geeks will have to wait a little longer for any legislative change, however. “Next year’s an election year, and it’s going to be tougher,” he said. “People will be ducking for cover.”
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very Mississippian flinches when we hear yet another statistic or superlative that shows how bad we seem to have it: We’re the fattest, poorest, most racist, worst educated or such, or we’re trading off with Louisiana or Alabama for such honors. So often being told we’re the “worst” takes its toll—and, in turn, we too often fall down to the world’s bigotry of low expectations for ourselves. Or worse, we believe it ourselves and either leave the first chance we get or whine about how we want to leave because there is nothing to do or no one to have intelligent conversations with. Of course, that is a self-created problem. As this issue shows, it’s just not true. There is plenty to do, and the state is packed with interesting, progressive people if we bother to get out there and find them. One of our more hated stereotypes of Mississippi is that we can’t hang with the big dogs when it comes to something like publishing a high-quality publication. We set our sights nearly eight years ago not on being as good as other media outlets in the state and beyond; we set out to be one of the best. Now we have walls and shelves of awards to show that we can, in fact, produce award-winning journalism; and we have a popular newspaper and a glossy magazine brimming with ads and bolstered by a loyal, diverse readership. We’ve made our point both to ourselves and to the world. But what we are most proud of at the JFP is that many of these awards are not won by long-time journalists, and much of our content is created by people who did their first journalism right here at the JFP, often in an internship. They are people of all ages and backgrounds who decided they wanted to learn quality journalism, and showed up and put the hard work in that it requires to be among the best. This issue is testament to what young Mississippians are capable of when you take time to teach them, encourage them and then empower them with real responsibility. Yes, it takes discipline and learning to do tedious tasks well. Yes, it means that you have to show up when you’re supposed to. And, yes, it means that you are accountable to your team members. An amazing crew of interns came together to do this issue. They picked their own lead editor, they chose and assigned the stories to each other; they factchecked and edited each others work, and they spent many hours gathering information about what makes this city great to share with other young people. They worked their butts off to be great. Put another way, this issue disproves stereotypes about our state and our young people. They can be the best when we allow them to be. Our hat is off to you, summer intern class of 2010. Thank you.
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ig Roscoe: “School days. People go to school in a daze. Good old you has to go back to school for change-your-career days. Reading, writing and arithmetic taught to a tune of thousands of dollars per semester, and after you complete your accelerated studies at that online university, you’re obligated to pay back that high-interest loan. I guess the golden rule now is: You got to pay to learn and get a job. “Modern people in this society are institutionalized. Why? Because many of us have been forced through a 14-, 18- or 20-year ritual called school. Going through this ritual makes us believe the more ‘treatment’ there is the better the results are, or, ‘escalation’ leads to success. I came to this conclusion after participating in a monthly Ghetto Science Team Philosophy and Book Club meeting; our group discussed commentary from Ivan Illich’s book ‘Deschooling Society.’ “With that said, I invite the unemployed and under-educated members of the Ghetto Science community to attend the ‘Clubb Chicken Wing Back-to-School Pre-registration and Job Fair,’ held at the Club Chicken Wing Multipurpose Complex. Representatives from the Hair-Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Studies and the Lord-Have-Mercy-I’m-StillWithout-a-Job Unemployment Center will be there to help you find a job or get some career training to get a new job. Plenty of food and refreshments will be served, courtesy of Momma Roscoe’s Chicken Wing Brigade. “Remember: Escalation leads to success!”
YOUR TURN by James Meredith
Message For Our Time
nly the family of God can solve the problem of education in Mississippi. The Bible says that “You should train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Another wise saying that maintains that is: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” The principal mistake of education in Mississippi in the last 40 years has been the idea that a child can be trained up in a school building and in a classroom. The truth is that morals and common-sense training are as equally important as the ABCs and the 123s. Only the Christian Church—God’s family—can provide this training in each and every Mississippi Community. The Christian family consists of two parts in Mississippi: the white church and the black church. The education problem in Mississippi can be made right by these two Christian bodies working together to “train up” the children of Mississippi. God’s family is the Church of the Living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
In God we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. If one part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy, robust and growing full of love. Each one of us is a part of God’s body, and we are chosen to live together in peace and harmony, to share each other’s troubles and problems and in this way obey the law of God. We can develop a healthy community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if we do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor. No more lies; no more pretenses. Tell your neighbor the truth. When you lie to each other, you end up lying to yourself. All the glory belongs to God alone. —Prophet James Meredith James Meredith was the first black American to enter and graduate from the University of Mississippi in 1962.
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arrived in Metz, France, in fall 2007 equipped with new degrees in English literature and French, and enough clothes to survive the reportedly bitter winter. In the middle of the Lycée Cormontaigne high school campus, where I would be working as an English teaching assistant, stood a remnant from one or both of the World Wars. I walked beside that disused army bunker on Oct. 1, my first day of work, not knowing that I would soon be under fire myself. My first visit to every classroom was a question-and-answer session, and the students began their questions harmlessly enough: “How old are you?” “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” “Do you have any pets?” But the atmosphere changed tangibly when I showed them Mississippi—or “Mississipi” on the French maps; in French it inexplicably lacks one p. Then, the real interrogation began. Racism, as it turns out, is a cultural theme that students learn about when studying English, just like students studying Spanish in the U.S. learn about Cinco de Mayo and students studying French learn about the Eiffel Tower. My terminale students, those in their senior year, had just covered a unit on racism and fearlessly fired questions at me: “Is Mississippi racist?” “Is it still segregated?” “Are you a racist?” At first I was cavalier with my answers. Racism was really not so bad these days, I insisted. And of course, segregation ended in the 1960s. But later, I realized that as a middle-class white person, the fact that I hadn’t observed much racism did not mean that it didn’t exist, and I realized how much segregation still exists today—though not enforced by law—in neighborhoods and public schools. After so much reflection, my responses to these questions were not longer so clear. After a month or so, the novelty of my southern-ness wore off, and the students moved on to other subjects in their books. Still, the damage was done to my psyche, and I spent several nights crying on the shoulder of my new Spanish boyfriend, Carlos, telling him that I never wanted to come back to horrible, racist Mississippi. After two years of teaching in France, I joined Carlos on the southern coast of Spain in Almería, a beach town. Algeria and Morocco lay just a brief ferry ride across the blue Mediterranean. Since Spanish people did not seem know a lot about the U.S. history, I felt more comfortable saying where I was from. But when most of them think about the U.S., they picture California or New York City, so I ended up citing Mississippi’s superlative statistics about being the fattest, poorest, least literate to explain where I was from—and why it is nothing like their image of a bustling metropolis like New York City. In January 2010, my co-workers asked
me to give a presentation about Mississippi to the students at the public-language school where I worked. I sat down to a blank PowerPoint presentation, wondering how I could portray my state to an auditorium full of people who knew nothing about it. Despite my desire to only talk about the good stuff—the art, the authors, the music—I knew that ignoring slavery, the Civil Rights Movement and the plight of Native Americans would be dishonest. My voice shook as I talked about Freedom Summer and the Ku Klux Klan, but I was proud when I finally got to tell them about the culture our history has inspired. My students commended me on my honest presentation, and I felt like I had gotten something enormous off my chest—the good and the bad and, particularly, the complexity of my state. I returned in late spring of this year to spend the summer at home after three years. And for the first time in a long time, I am genuinely happy to be home. And it’s not just because people don’t chant “Tom Sawyer!” wherever I go, despite the many times I tell them that he had nothing to do with where I’m from. Part of it has come from realizing that there is no place without racism or discrimination. In France, I picked up on racism, particularly against Algerians, although it was subtle and often veiled under terms such as “national identity.” In Spain, the discrimination is much more outright, and it is not uncommon in a normal conversation for people to deride minorities such as Gypsies, South Americans and Moroccans. The U.S. South and South Africa have been pigeonholed as the “racist places” of the world even though some form of discrimination exists in every corner of the globe. Realizing that there is no such thing as a place with complete racial harmony led me one step closer to coming to terms with my home. I still know that Mississippi has a long way to go. But this summer in Jackson, particularly while working at the Jackson Free Press, I have seen so many people investing time, energy and money to create a better, united community, and that is not something I have seen much in my travels. It is not enough to convince me to stay—I am heading back to Spain in September—but this time I’ll go with a stronger sense of home. I won’t offer up any damning statistics when people ask me where I’m from, but I won’t shy away from the hard questions, either. Most importantly, I won’t feel shame about where I’m from. Achieving that has been a long journey. Madison native Kate Brantley attended Madison Central High School and Birmingham-Southern College. After that, she moved to France to find herself and got even more lost in the process.
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ackson’s bike-friendly status could get a boost, with bike advocate organizations, the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the city working together to develop multi-use bike trails to create a stronger bike presence. Currently, Jackson only has two bike lanes: one on Old Canton Road and one on the parkway near Jackson State University. In June, however, the city received a $2 million grant to improve Fondren’s streetscapes, which may include bike trails, and the city and chambers are working to convert an abandoned railroad track near Belhaven into a multi-purpose trail. In addition, Bike Walk Mississippi moved its office from Oxford to Jackson Aug. 1. Melody Moody, the newly appointed executive director of Bike Walk, says the bike and pedestrian advocacy group’s new location inside the Jackson Community Design Center on Capitol Street downtown will put the office close to the state Legislature and in the midst of new development. “The Jackson Metro Cyclists, one of the most active bicycling clubs in the state, and the Jackson Bike Advocates, a fairly new organization, have been very active in the past year,” Moody says. She hopes that Bike Walk Mississippi moving to Jackson will help build up bike-ability in the city. On the trails front, recent efforts by the two Jackson-area chambers and Jackson’s Department of Planning and Development may bring a segment of a larger bike plan to the city. In May, the department submitted a grant application to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to fund a conversion of the abandoned railroad track that runs east of Laurel Street to High Street into a multi-purpose trail. Dr. Clay Hays, chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber, said that the multi-use trail will connect the area near the Museum of Natural Science to the Mississippi Farmer’s Market on High Street. The city destroyed the old railroad track long ago and installed a dirt service road in the woods on the eastern side
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rounding counties in the future. “It could be a fantastic regional project that the three counties could work on together, but we’ll have to see what the will of those jurisdictions is,” Pharr said. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will notify the city by Aug. 10 about the funds. The next step would be an engineering design plan, which could take three to four months to develop, Fox says. The city would then need to obtain easements from private property owners along the railroad to build the trail on their land. Construction could take an additional six to seven months. If the grant does not come through, the chambers will pursue other options to fund the trail. If you would like to help efforts to improve Jackson’s bike-ability (or just meet cool people), join Jackson Bike Advocates or Jackson Metro Cyclists who host regular group bike rides. Visit jacksonbikeadvocates.org or jmc.clubexpress.com for more information.
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5401 Manhattan Road The park includes a picnic area, restroom facility, walking trail and playground.
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3615 Jayne Ave. Great for walking the dog with the family or burning off those extra calories, Jayne Avenue is perfect.
Mississippi Craft Center
950 Rice Road, 601-856-7546 mscrafts.org The Craft Center offers a variety of creative classes such as pottery and quilt-making.
Mississippi Museum of Art
380 S. Lamar St., 601-960-1515 msmuseumart.org/education.html The Mississippi Museum of Art offers educational programs and activities for everyone in a dynamic and energetic environment. The museum offers a variety of activities, where learning can take place much differently than in the classroom.
Nunneryâ€™s at Gallery 119
119 S. President St., 601-969-4091 Jerrod Partridge will teach figure drawing classes starting in September that will last 10 weeks.
Roz Roy Studio
3310 N. State St., 601-954-2147 Roz Roy Studio does private painting lessons and holds childrenâ€™s summer camps.
Shut Up and Write!
601-362-6121 ext. 16, firstname.lastname@example.org Learn how to write sparkling, compelling non-fiction pieces with JFP editor Donna Ladd. In these classes, you will learn the process of writing good non-fiction and the tricks to getting past your inhibitions and procrastination.
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
1302 Adams St., Vicksburg, 601-631-2997 southernculture.org The Foundation creates and hosts cultural activities at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, such as ballroom dance lessons and stained glass workshops.
201 E. Pascagoula St., 601-965-4866 vsartsms.org VSA Mississippi offers weekly individual and group art classes for adults with disabilities using different mediums. They also offer gallery tours and exhibit opportunities.
398 Highway 51, Suite 30, Ridgeland, 601853-3299, villagebeads.com Village Beads provide classes and parties for all ages to encourage your creativity and increase your skill level.
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5055 Old Canton Road The Parham Woods walking trailing includes “fitness stops” so you can enjoy gym equipment outside instead of inside a stuffy gym.
5260 Clinton Blvd. Enjoy a walk or run at Raines park on a half-mile of trails.
300 Brown St The park includes a picnic area, walking trail and playground.
5062 Interstate 55 N., (601) 709-3760 The YMCA has everything you could possibly think of for exercise including a nursery for family members—and jogging and running trails. (So does downtown YMCA, for that matter. Enjoy.) For additional walking/jogging trails in Jackson, go to www.jacksonms.gov/government/parks/walking.
It’s a College Town
by Jasmine Bowie
veryone remembers freshman days filled with new faces and being constantly lost. As much as you wanted to call your mom, your pride just wouldn’t let you after an entire summer of saying, “I cannot wait to move out.” Everyone seems to know secrets that you’re missing out on. Don’t be left out of the loop any longer. Here are some facts about Jackson’s local colleges and universities that even the professors may not know.
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500 Cobblestone Court, Madison, Suite C, 601750-9533 Enjoy a day of pampering with a massage or facial, or a pre-natal massage for soon-to-be-mothers.
Aqua the Day Spa
4465 Interstate 55 N., 601-362-9550 1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, 601-898-9123 aquathedayspa.com Aqua offers 12 facials, six body treatments, eyelash extensions, chemical peels, hot stone and prenatal massages, manicures, pedicures and hair removal.
1500 Peachtree St., 601-968-5940 www.belhaven.edu • Mascot: Blazers • Colors: Forest green and Vegas gold • The newspaper is called the Quarter Tone Paper • Belhaven has one of the best college dance programs in the state. • The school motto is Non Ministari Sed Ministare: Not To Be Served, But To Serve. • Belhaven was chartered in 1894 as a privately owned institution. In 1911 Belhaven was merged with McComb Female Institute and, in 1939, merged with the Mississippi Synodical College.
• The university has taken its news electronic with the media publication Blue and White Flash. • The “Horseshoe” is where plaza parties are held and where sororities and fraternities step. • Many businesses in Jackson accept the Jackson State Super Card, This program permits students, faculty, and staff with funds available in their accounts to use their student/work I.D. to purchase goods and services from participating merchants.
1701 N. State St., 601-974-1000 millsaps.edu • Mascots: Majors and Mr. Majors • Colors: purple and white • The student newspaper is called The Purple and White. • Confederate Veteran Major Reuben Webster founded Millsaps in 1890 with a personal gift of $50,000. • The first nighttime intercollegiate football game in Mississippi was played between Millsaps and Mississippi State University in 1931.
200 W. College St., Clinton, 601-925-3000 mc.edu • Mascot: Choctaws • Colors: Blue and Gold • MC is a private, co-educational Christian university of liberal arts and sciences. • Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi and second oldest Baptist university in the nation. • The college has two restaurants: Sky Ranch, fastfood; and Jazzman’s, a café. • Boys and girls cannot be in each other’s dorms on Sundays and Wednesdays.
significant and an architecture award winner. • The freshmen dorms are color coded and separated by numbers such as House 1-5, up and downstairs. • The campus is rumored to be haunted because of the cemetery on the yard. • There are more than eight places to dine on campus including the café, the Double Treat bakery and Trattoria, an Italian eatery.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N. State St., 601-984-1000 www.umc.edu • UMMC encompasses six health-science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. • UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center has a $1.3 billion annual budget. • The Medical Center opened in 1955, but its beginnings date to 1903 when a two-year medical school was established on the school’s parent campus in Oxford. • The institution’s primary functions are the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge through a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and public service activities.
Hinds Community College
Multiple locations; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-HINDS CC hindscc.edu • Mascot: Eagles • Colors: Burgundy and white • Hinds has one of the best nursing programs and the biggest junior-college campus in the state. • The school offers more than 141 programs including academic, technical and career courses. • With the 2 Plus 2 programs, Hinds offers some junior and senior-level courses transferrable to fouryear colleges and universities.
500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo, 601-9777700, tougaloo.edu • Mascot: Bulldog • Colors: Blue and scarlet • The school newspaper is called The Tougaloo Harambee. • Mission Involvement and Wednesday Chapels are mandatory and a big part of student’s final grade. • Woodworth Chapel, built in 1901, is historically
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Bill Barksdale Massage
1900 Dunbarton Drive Suite E, 601-987-5848 Jacksonians voted Bill Barksdale “Best Massage Therapist” in the 2007 “Best of Jackson” poll.
119 Colony Crossing Way, Suite 730, Madison, 601-790-9075 Bella Meade offers quality massages, facials, manicures and pedicures at reasonable rates.
The Bell of Eve
1900 Dunbarton Drive, 601-982-1089 Body Therapy offers deep-tissue massages.
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1400 Lynch St., 601- 979-2121 www.jsums.edu • Mascot: Tiger • Colors: Navy blue and white
110 Jones Lane, Flowood, 601-613-8371 Massages for all your needs, including Swedish, deep tissue, polarity therapy, reiki and more.
3915 N. State St., 601-540-4756 Known for his deep-tissue massage, Erik MacKinnon also practices Thai massage. 710 Poplar Blvd., 601-487-6670 Esteem offers Botox treatments, facials and peels, and medically supervised weight loss.
412 W. Ridgeland Ave., Ridgeland, 601-856-5400 www.holmes.cc.ms.us • Mascot: Bulldog • Colors: Burgundy and white • Holmes has three campuses: Grenada, Ridgeland and Goodman, the location of the original campus • The college was founded 1911. • Central to Ridgeland, Flowood and Jackson. 734 Fairview St., 601-948-3429 www.fairviewinn.com The Spa at the Fairview Inn offers massage services, manicures, pedicures, facials, reflexology, aromatherapy, hair removal, detoxification baths and energy healing. They use only homeopathic skin-care products and essential oils. Dr. Hauschka skin-care products are available for sale.
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Massage by Adrienne
1935 Lakeland Drive, 601-896-6022 Massage by Adrienne is dedicated to providing therapeutic and relaxation massages. Adrienne also specializes in shoulder, neck and knee pain relief.
Marion Carpenter Massage Therapies & Body Care
199 Charmont Drive, Suite 13, Ridgeland, 601.209.5965, marioncarpenter.com This facility offers genuinely therapeutic massage. They offer deep relaxation, myofascial, therapeutic, certified Ashiatsu and certified prenatal and postpartum massage.
199 Charmant Drive Suite 3, Ridgeland 601-714-1954 maternaltouch.com Maternal Touch prenatal massage offers professional prenatal and postpartum massage, catering specially to mothers and mothers-to-be.
Mind and Body: Magnus Eklund
1935 Lakeland Drive, 601-500-0337 reducestressnow.com Eklund specializes in deep-tissue massage, sports massage and myofascial therapy for muscular and connective-tissue issues, and injury-prevention massage.
Chiropractic Action Chiropractic
6935 Old Canton Rd., Suite A, Ridgeland, 601956-6050 Action Chiropractic Clinic is a full-service chiropractic, massage therapy and injury rehabilitation office. The entire staff has a genuine concern for your wellbeing and health, and they are committed to providing correction and pain relief for many symptoms and conditions.
Adkins Chiropractic, Dr. David Adkins
210 Woodgate Drive Suite D, Brandon, 601-591-4141 adkinschiro.com Dr. Adkins is professional, kind and extremely knowledgeable. Adkins Chiropractic designs an affordable personal care plan for each individual, centered on his or her interest and condition.
Dr. Leo Huddleston
6500 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland, 601-9560010 Huddleston’s specialty is providing pain relief for Jackson’s spines.
Rathburn Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Alan Rathburn
Mon Ami Medical Spa and Laser Center
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Optimum Health Institute
6501 Dogwood View Parkway, 601-366-7447 drwhiteohi.com This institute seeks to support its patients’ total well being by providing nutrition, exercise and stress management services. Dr. Joseph White, an integrative physician started the institute; his office is on-site.
Spa at St. Dominics
971 Lakeland Drive, 601-200-5961 stdom.com/services/health-wellness/the-spa/ The Spa at St. Dominics offers massages, clinical skin and nail care, spa parties, laser treatments, waxing, acupuncture (with prescription) by nationally certified acupuncturist Dr. Dennis Holmes, and more.
2629 Courthouse Circle Suite B, Flowood, 601981-7546 theskindistrict.com The Skin District offers massages, waxing, nail services, facials, and medical skin care, including glycolic, lactic, and salicylic-acid peels.
Therapeutic Touch Clinic
110 Jones Lane Suite E, Flowood, 601-939-7667 massagejacksonms.com The services at Therapeutic Touch Clinic include foot reflexology massage, Thai massage, acupressure, ion-cleanse detoxifying foot soak and an independent acupuncturist.
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4810 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, 601-608-8746 Trio offers unique cosmetic, health, and beauty enhancements with everything from ordinary pedicures to juvederm injections.
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4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 239, 601 942-5014 The 30-minute massage sessions provides an increase of circulation and a definite decrease in pain. 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 128, 601-366-7721 monamispa.com Mon Ami Medical Spa offers facials, waxing, Botox, laser treatments and more.
Dr. Jeffrey Jones
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3710 Interstate 55 N., 601-981-2273 tulloschiropractic.com Tullos specializes in the application of chiropractic to reduce stress; provide relief from headaches and migraines; enhance the immune system; improve sleep quality; enhance athletic performance; increase energy level; improve freedom of movement and stiff joints; correct posture; and help trauma and accident recovery.
Reiki Green Chi, Carol Parks
410 1/2 Clinton Blvd, Clinton, 601-201-2227 “Healing from the Heart.” Located on the Clinton Main Street, Carol Parks is a part of the Boulevard Business District.
Reiki OM, Sean Wade
601 918-8668, YEMATRON716@yahoo.com Reiki is the Japanese word for ‘spiritually guided life force energy.’ It is a healing technique that uses this energy to cause a reduction of stress throughout the body and mind. It involves a gentle touch that balances the whole entire body.
Jim Pathfinder Ewing
P.O. Box 387, Lena, Miss. 39094, 601-654-3301 www.blueskywaters.com Jim Pathfinder Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi) is the author of four books on energy work: “Reiki Shamanism,” “Healing Plants and Animals from a Distance,” “Finding Sanctuary in Nature” and “Clearing: A Guide to Liberating Energies Trapped in Buildings and Lands.”
Chinese Medicine Dennis W. Holmes MSOM L.Ac
The Spa at St. Dominic’s, 971 Lakeland Drive, 601-200-5961; cell 601-405-0777 Dr. Holmes is a nationally certified acupuncturist (NCCAOM) and one of only four acupuncturists
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Jerusha Degroote Stephens, L.Ac.
Mon Ami Spa and Laser Center 4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 128, 601-366-SPA1 (7721) Stephens is a board-certified diplomat of acupuncture and herbology, nationally certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She is presently founder and president of the Mississippi Oriental Medicine Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to acupuncture advocacy.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY Dr. Shirley Donelson
501 Marshall St. Suite 208, 800-948-6262 Dr. Shirley Donelson is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and practices gastroenterology and internal medicine.
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1421 N. State St. Suite 203, 601-355-1234 D. Vonda Reeves-Darby specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.
ELECTROMAGNETIC THERAPY Jim Simmons
601-862-8275 Jim Simmons welcomes all illnesses, all conditions—including terminal cases for electromagnetic therapy, a safe, painless and quite effective mode of treatment.
FENG SHUI Marilyn Green
601-918-3369 Marilyn Green owns MYCHI, “my chi,” which means your personal life force.
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by Katie Bonds
never knew that 305 acres of state park with trails and a lake are right in the middle of Jackson. I knew where LeFleur’s Bluff was, but I just thought there was a playground and a small park near the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. After a fellow Jackson Free Press intern told me there was an urban oasis behind the museum, I had to go see it for myself. I started early, about 8:30 a.m. and headed over to LeFleur’s Bluff State Park. After wandering around outside the museum for a few minutes trying to get to the trails, I finally went inside and asked for directions. A pleasant lady sold me a pass for $5 to the museum (you can’t get on the trails from the museum without paying admission) and told me to go down the stairs and out one of the doors to get to the trails. I later found out that if you enter the park on the Mayes Lake side, off Lakeland Drive where you can camp or boat, you only have to pay $2 per car. (This doesn’t give you access to the museum, though). I headed out on my journey, and after getting turned around a few times on the short trails that loop back to the museum, I started off in earnest. My goal was to get to Mayes Lake, which is about a mile-and-a-half hike, while enjoying some exercise along the way. The trails are well maintained, and though some signs warn that the trail that leads to Mayes Lake is difficult, a person of average physical fitness shouldn’t have any trouble. Along the way, I spotted several birds and squirrels and managed to walk through about 20 spider webs. I quickly learned to flap my map in front of me as a shield while going under low branches to knock spider webs out of the way. After walking for about 30 minutes (I was taking my time and stopping to snap photos), I knew I was getting close to Mayes Lake because the ground got sandier, and I kept getting glimpses of the Pearl River through the trees. I finally came up along the edge of Mayes Lake, and saw several picnic tables and a pavilion scattered at one end of the lake and campgrounds on the other side. I caught a glimpse of a boat launch hidden by some trees, and was struck by the thought: “It seems like I’m way out in the country, but Lakeland Drive is really only a couple of football fields away.” My whole trip ended up taking about an hour and a half. It was nice to be able to walk without worrying about oncoming traffic or which side of the street I needed to be on. The aroma of dense forest (rather than blasts of exhaust) greeted my nostrils, and the shade from the tree canopy kept me cool. I’ll go back. Sometimes we all need a break from the urban jungle.