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Fondren People to Know: Buddy Graham

Fondren People to Know: Buddy Graham

Just ask Buddy Graham to put the brakes on and he won’t even be able to find the pedal. That’s the sentiment the 70 year  old shares as he describes his passion for Jackson, and most importantly, Fondren. Having graduated from Tupelo High School, the then Auburn junior sought a summer job in his family’s […]

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Why Fondren?

Why Fondren?

“Right in the middle of everything” was the buzzword I heard when my family and i moved from Pascagoula to Fondren in 2001. Living on the corner of Eagle and Seminole Avenues in a small duplex, we found life to be good. There was no reason to leave the area very often, though, because there […]

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Spirit of Community Brings Race to Fondren

Spirit of Community Brings Race to Fondren

It’s two days before the big weekend race and Good Samaritan executive director Kathy Clem is ‘freaked out.’ “I’m thinking ‘seriously?’ she exclaimed with a smile, as she talked about the sheer number of participants signed up for Saturday’s 12k’s of Christmas race. Speaking to Clem during Thursday night’s Fondren Unwrapped, she seemed oddly calm […]

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Passionate Living Births circa.

Passionate Living Births circa.

When Craig and Michele Escude married twenty years ago, they never realized their lifestyle would one day lead them to open a store. But that’s exactly what the pair have done in the form of circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING, in business for nearly a month in Fondren. Craftsmen in their own right, the Escudes have […]

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Creativity Capital: Art Lovers Find It In Fondren

Creativity Capital: Art Lovers Find It In Fondren

More than any other area of the state, Fondren is where art lovers can find the best and widest variety of art offerings with its established galleries, artist studios, and unique shops. Walk into any place in Fondren and you will discover the wide range that is available for all artistic tastes. Galleries like Brown’s […]

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Why We Chose Fondren

Why We Chose Fondren

We were fortunate to have access to the King Edward hotel, now Hilton Garden Inn, in downtown Jackson during its renovation. It was an experience that we will never forget. We were able to see the restoration firsthand and fell in love with the rebirth the area continues to experience. It was where we thought […]

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Group Begins Build, Grand Opening Plans for Fondren Park

Group Begins Build, Grand Opening Plans for Fondren Park

With the completion of Fondren Park fast approaching, plans are now underway for the community playground build and grand opening. Wes Harp, an architect for the project and West Fondren resident, spearheaded Friday night’s informal gathering at Sneaky Beans. The group discussed a mid December date for assembling play structures, hoping to call area residents […]

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Fondren Park on Track for Early 2011

Fondren Park on Track for Early 2011

  Renovations to Fondren Park (currently Cherokee Heights Park) are well underway. The dry weather has allowed the contractor, Harrell Contracting Group, to proceed quickly. Fondren Park is located at the corner of Dunbar Street and Northview Drive, and for many years has provided a great neighborhood green space with lots of room to play […]

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