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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.

Raines Park

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.

Northeast YMCA

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

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.

courtesy millsaps college

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Spas & Massage Therapy All About You

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 Aqua offers 12 facials, six body treatments, eyelash extensions, chemical peels, hot stone and prenatal massages, manicures, pedicures and hair removal.

Belhaven University

1500 Peachtree St., 601-968-5940 • 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.

Millsaps College

1701 N. State St., 601-974-1000 • 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.

Mississippi College

200 W. College St., Clinton, 601-925-3000 • 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.

Tougaloo College

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 • 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, or call 1-800-HINDS CC • 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, • 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

Holmes Community College

Carolyn’s Day Spa

Erik MacKinnon Massage

Fairview Inn Spa Services

Madison, 601-405-7311 Offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.

5040 Parkway Drive, 601-956-3333 Services include mani/pedis, microdermabrasion, facials, lash and brow tinting, massage, waxing.

Body Therapy

Energy Works Massage and Bodyworks

Esteem Mini Medi Spa

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.

Bella Meade

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.

Jackson State University

1400 Lynch St., 601- 979-2121 • 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 • 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 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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