by JFP Staff
The most influential people sometimes come from unlikely places. Meet more of Jacksonis under-40 power group: Theyire creative, connected and engaged.
story and photos by Amber Helsel
If you drive down Interstate 55 South three hours, you'll find yourself in the jazz capital of the world, New Orleans. But if you drive on that interstate north for three hours, you'll emerge into Mississippi's kindred blues spirit, Memphis. The city has so many sights that it's really tough to see them in one day (trust me on this one), but here are a few good ones.
by Katie Gill
Becca Rosenthal's music career started with a song titled "Shoot Me in the Face," which she wrote as a junior in high school as a dare from a friend. While she has sung and played guitar almost her whole life, whether for her synagogue's Rock and Roll Shabbat band or just for summer-camp acoustic sessions, "Shoot Me in the Face" was her first composition. As it turned out, she had a knack for it, and that dare led to a lifelong pursuit.
by Mike McDonald
Dr. Megan Sones Sones Clapton, the owner and therapist at Ridgeland clinic Mindful Therapy, says she believes the mind and body are connected, influencing one another in a kind of symbiosis. That is an idea that became abundantly clear to her after she contracted a parasite on her honeymoon.
by Bryan Flynn
A basketball player in a white and orange jersey dribbles down the court, dodging opposing players. His blue and white sneakers squeak across the court, as his mentor looks on.
Two years ago, Lloyd Ross started D.I.D Hoopers as way of mentoring and giving a positive outlook on life to kids from ages 9 to 15 in Jackson. D.I.D., which is an Amateur Athletic Union traveling basketball team, now has 50 kids in the program, with seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade teams.
by Christopher Peace
Before Jackson massage therapist Matthew Haynes launched Blue Skyz Still Waters Massage Therapy, he says people told him for many years that he "has a pretty good touch."
by Katie Gill
One of Flowood's newest skin-care clinics, Bella Skin Studio, is a one-woman show. Chelsea Thaw is the owner, receptionist and esthetician, which is a term used to describe a skin-care specialist. The Flowood native has been operating Bella Skin Studio since opening in September 2016.
by JFP Staff
At some point, we all need a health-care provider, whether weire going to a doctor for a wellness visit, to a dentist to get a cavity filled, or to a hospital or clinic if something happens, and we need urgent care. For this Best of Jackson pop-up ballot, Jacksonians voted for the best doctors, dentists, surgeons, health-care providers and more. Here are the results.
by Amber Helsel
The scent of Cajun spices wafts through the air at Gumbo Girl. A cashier in a black T-shirt with the restaurant's logo on it stands at the register, taking phone and in-person orders as a steady stream of customers walk into the restaurant.
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