by Nate Schumann
Your workplace is like a second home. As such, whether your job involves sitting in an office, sterilizing medical equipment or serving pints of Guinness to guests, it's important to enjoy coming to work each day. To allow Jacksonians the chance to give a shoutout to their workplace homes, we include the Best Place to Work category in our annual Best of Jackson issue. Check out 2020 winner and finalists below.
by Nate Schumann
Since its founding in 1945 as the Jackson Opera Guild, the arts organization formerly known as the Mississippi Opera Association has gone through a number of changes. On Jan. 26, 2020, the opera guild announced its latest metamorphosis—a new name, Opera Mississippi. Coinciding with the company's 75th anniversary, the shift reflects new initiatives and other developments Opera Mississippi has in store.
by Alyssa Bass
Like a lot of children growing up in the '80s, Keri Horn loved to watch cartoons like "The Smurfs" and "The Care Bears." But she might have been one of the children approaching the television set with a tape recorder.
by Dustin Cardon
When March makes its way to Jackson, we all see green as we think of all the St. Patrick's Day events that happen throughout the month. We all love the fun that comes with the holiday, but let's not forget that the capital city also houses a number of restaurants that offer specialty food and drink items. Let's review the list of goodies we in the metro are lucky enough to try.
by Jenna Gibson
Sometimes a headache isn't just a headache. Yazoo City native Michael Moore learned this lesson firsthand in 2018 when he took ill with a bacterial infection and was taken to St. Dominic Hospital. Following severe headaches, elbow and knee surgery, loss of vision in his right eye and loss of balance, doctors diagnosed Moore with narcolepsy and benign positional vertigo
by Dustin Cardon
Spring inches ever closer, and to coincide with the season of renewal, let's review a list of recently opened businesses that have breathed new life into some older buildings and spaces in the Jackson metro.
by Dustin Cardon and Nick Judin
With every issue of BOOM Jackson, we like to reflect on the progress and developments that have occurred over the last quarter. From renovations to flooding, these last three months have seen a lot.
By Bryan Flynn
In August 2018, Cameron Veal and LaSteven Jackson talked about putting on a women's flag-football game for charity. This discussion laid the foundation for the Mississippi Lady Panthers.
by Torsheta Jackson
Students in Operation Shoestring's Project Rise after-school program were in for a special treat when they returned in January to a newly renovated state-of-the-art facility in central Jackson.
by Nick Judin
No torrential rains accompanied the Jackson flood of 2020, no howling winds or crackling thunder. In between the soccer field and the Mississippi Basketball and Athletics building on Westbrook Road, the day was nearly serene, crisp and sunny. The road's descent into floodwaters from the overflowing Pearl River was calm, but absolute. A webwork of waterways lay beyond, inundating homes, parks and community buildings.
Boom Jackson in the business + lifestyle publication for Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding counties.