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Stan Buckley is building hope in Haiti

by Clay Chandler Published: September 28,2012

Tags: But God Ministries, First Baptist Jackson, Haiti, NON PROFIT, Stan Buckley

Stan Buckley is the former senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Before he left the church, he started But God Ministries, which seeks to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake by building sustainable communities. Q — But God Ministries has its beginning in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. How […] [...]

Julian Rankin says restaurant-fundraiser could return

by Clay Chandler Published: September 14,2012

Tags: Betsy Bradley, Extra Table, Julian Rankin, Mississippi Museum of Art

Julian Rankin is the public relations coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Art. The Museum in downtown Jackson recently was the site of two temporary, “pop-up” restaurants by renowned chef Robert St. John. Proceeds from that project benefitted local charities. Q — What can you tell us about the process that led to Robert St. […] [...]

“Beer Geek” Joey Vaughan thrilled by early success of store

by Clay Chandler Published: September 9,2012

Tags: Ghost River Brewing, Joe's Craft Beer, Joey Vaughan

Joey Vaughan opened Joe’s Craft Beer in mid-August, focusing on craft, gourmet and specialty beers. Vaughan, a Columbus native, is a former brewer at Ghost River Brewing in Memphis. He is a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Technology, the oldest brewing school in the U.S. Q — The obvious question: what made you decide […] [...]

Michael Rushing is lead conductor of MC community education mission

by Clay Chandler Published: August 26,2012

Tags: Mississippi College, Montesorri School of Saint Andrews, Taylor School

Dr. Michael Rushing is an assistant professor of music at Clinton’s Mississippi College, where he oversees the master’s degree in piano pedagogy and directs the college’s Taylor School. He was previously instructor of piano at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville. He taught at the Montessori School of Saint Andrews (preschool through sixth grade) and […] [...]

Tom Mosley and MIND Center look at effects of aging on the brain

by Clay Chandler Published: August 19,2012

Tags: Alzheimer's disease, The MIND Center, Tom Mosley, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Dr. Tom Mosley is a professor of geriatric medicine and director of the MIND Center at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. His research has centered on the reasons why the brain changes with age, with an emphasis on cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2010, he received the Bud Orgel Award for Distinguished […] [...]

Jeremy Nelson says understanding European debt crisis key to investment strategy

by Stephen McDill Published: August 5,2012

Tags: European economic crisis, PinnacleTrust, trust/asset management

Jeremy Nelson is chief investment officer for PinnacleTrust, a Madison financial institution specializing in financial planning and trust/asset management. The British Columbia native attended Belhaven University on a golf scholarship where he graduated in 2004 with a BS in business administration.  Q — Why is the European economy so important to the U.S. economy? A […] [...]

Lance Nail takes grit and leadership from Southern Miss to Texas Tech

Lance Nail, Ph.D, recently ended his tenure as the dean of the college of business at the University of Southern Mississippi. Nail had served in that capacity since 2008. Nail now takes over the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Q — Please assess your time at USM: What do […] [...]

Wright Busching ready to hit the paint with Jackson Showboats

Wright Busching, a 25-year-old Jackson Academy alum, was recently named head coach of the Jackson Showboats, the city’s new American Basketball Association franchise. The Showboats’ regular season starts in November, and will run between 25 and 30 games. The team will practice and play at least some of its home games at the Mississippi Basketball […] [...]

Nancy Sanders encourages young women to get into politics

by Clay Chandler Published: June 24,2012

Tags: American Legion, Magnolia Girls State, Nancy Sanders

Nancy Sanders is the director of the American Legion Auxiliary Magnolia Girls State, the annual event that gathers Mississippi’s brightest juniors-to-be and gives them an inside glimpse of the Democratic and political process for local, state and national government. This year’s Girls State was June 2-8 in Hattiesburg on the campus of the University of […] [...]

Rob Murray teaches young men about voting, electoral process

Rob Murray is the director of the American Legion Boys State, which gathers high school seniors-to-be in Mississippi and informs them on the political process from local government on up. Held on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, this year’s Boys State wrapped June 2. Q — This year’s Boys State just ended. […] [...]

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