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Not ready to give up stethoscope

Success as a novelist hasn’t lured Jackson obstetrician away from his chosen profession To the casual observer, practicing medicine and writing novels does not appear at first glance to fit together. Apparently, nobody told Darden North. A respected Jackson obstetrician/gynecologist who writes award-winning novels with the same deft touch in which he delivers babies, North is making a name for ...

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PA program has May date circled for its opening

First class of 30 will reap rewards of two years of planning, development Nobody is happier about the introduction of the physician assistant program at Mississippi College than Dr. Robert Philpot. “It was like God was looking at my to-do list and checking it over,” said the chairman of the new department. “It’s been a very exciting 18 months preparing ...

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Setting the standard

The ancient Greek physician Herodicus is sometimes referred to as the very first doctor of sports medicine. Ask most people in the medical and athletic communities who are the standard bearers for sports medicine in Mississippi and the answer is the three Jackson surgeons who founded Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. While Herodicus’ theories are considered the foundation of ...

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BEAUTIFULLY MADDENING

The late Sir Winston Churchill, England’s cigar-chomping prime minister, once compared playing golf to chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. Whether you’re a PGA Tour professional or a weekend hacker, most golfers can relate to Mr. Churchill’s blunt assessment of a sport that has brought Tiger Woods to his knees more than once. Many golf historians trace golf’s ...

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No. 1: Tunica National Golf Club, Tunica

According to Mississippi Business Journal readers, there’s a new favorite golf course to play in Mississippi. An 18-hole public course featuring immaculate Champion Bermuda greens, gently rolling fairways and generous landing areas, Tunica National Golf & Tennis Club edged out last year’s favorite Old Waverly by the statistical equivalent of a six-inch putt to be proclaimed as the MBJ’s “Reader’s ...

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No. 2: Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point

Voted by Mississippi Business Journal  readers as their favorite golf course in 2010, Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point finished second this year. No worries, though, says club general manager Bill Colloredo. “We are so appreciative that the MBJ recognizes that golf is an important part of Mississippi’s economy,” he said. “For the state’s leading business publication to pay ...

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No. 3: Timberton Golf Club, Hattiesburg

To those who know golf in Mississippi, the course at Timberton Golf Club might come as close as any to giving golfers the distinct feeling of being alone. Like most Mark McCumber-designed tracks, the picturesque Hattiesburg golf course is a gentle haven of peace and tranquility. Timberton owner and PGA Master Ron Hickman wouldn’t have it any other way. He ...

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No. 4: The Azaleas, Dancing Rabbit

Constructed on the ancestral lands of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, The Azaleas at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is a celebration of the tribe’s rich and history-laden culture. Legend has it that the name Dancing Rabbit commemorates one of the most popular assembly grounds on the tribal lands and looms as a lasting monument to the Choctaw ideal. Nestled ...

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ROCKET MAN

Forget Elton John, John Glenn and even David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust. Meet James Kelly, a true-blue, red-blooded, All-American rocket man. The Corinth resident began studying rocketry and building his own model rockets when he was a junior in high school. “I really didn’t have an interest in rockets until my cousin showed me a rocket that he’d built,” said the ...

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