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Madison Healthplex eyes winter opening

When the new, $16-million Madison Healthplex Performance Training Center opens late this year or early in 2014, there is going to be more than a little something for everyone. There will be everything you would find in an upscale fitness facility, or even most college sports performance training complexes and medical office clinics, as well. The facility will be designed ...

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Movie written/directed by Mississippian to premiere

MADISON — Dog Canyon Films, LLC, is preparing for the premiere of HEADRUSH, written and directed by Johnson Thomasson, a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University. Cast and crew members from across the state as well as friends and family of the production team,will gather for this red-carpet event Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Malco Grandview ...

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Education at top of Madison Co. economic growth strategy

The City of Madison’s objections to Jackson State University’s plan to open a satellite campus in the city comes just as Madison County has wrapped up work on a strategic plan that puts cultivating an educated workforce atop the county’s priorities. In a counter to Madison’s position, the county’s Board of Supervisors last Monday night unanimously passed a resolution supporting ...

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Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonald’s it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans ...

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MBJ: Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler would never tell McDonalds it can be the only fast-food franchise in her queendom. Wendy’s and Burger King wouldn’t hear of it. Yet, it appears that is what has happened recently as she and Tulane University have asked the state College Board to rescind what they’re calling the “premature” approval of Jackson State University’s plans ...

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Dust off those ice skates, Madison opens temporary holiday rink

There may be a tree in the Grand Hotel but what about an ice skating rink in the downtown square? That’s easier sung than done in Mississippi, where the record high on December 25th is 78°. There hasn’t been a place to ice skate in the Greater Jackson area since The Park on Lakeland Drive closed its doors in 2008 ...

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Strawberry Café serves up familiar food with gourmet twist

To figure out why the Strawberry Café is a major hit in the Metro market, you could just go to the description of the daily special one day recently: Fried tempura crawfish and asparagus remoulade salad with feta and cucumbers. Or how about the temptation a few days earlier: “It’s almost lunchtime and we’ve got our blackened mahi po’boy, ragin’ ...

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