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Scott 'Scooter' Thomas

Since 2017, Scott “Scooter” Thomas has operated Scooter’s Records after a 28-year run working as the city’s chief water operator.

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Scotty Walden

In Jay Hopson's place, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Scotty Walden was named the interim coach for the University of Southern Mississippi football team after Hopson left.

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Jesse Davenport

Jesse Davenport was one of the founders of Vicksburg-based Foam Packaging and, during his time there, he used his skills as a tool and die maker to design a mold ...

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Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford, a retired clinical neuropsychologist and a member of Jackson’s ADA Advisory Council, has spent years advocating on behalf of people with physical disabilities in the City and working ...

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Jarod “Snoop” Conner

Jarod Conner, also known as “Snoop” on the UM roster, didn’t have the fastest start to the 2020 season. Against the University of Florida, Conner ran the ball eight times ...

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Dani McIlwain

Growing up, Dani McIlwain played multiple sports, including soccer, basketball and tennis. Throughout her athletic career, she underwent three knee surgeries. These experiences inspired McIlwain to pursue a career in ...

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Tony Sultani

Tony Sultani, an oncology specialist who has practiced in the Mississippi Delta for 23 years, recently donated to Delta State University to support the construction of the university's new Financial ...

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Paul Willis

“We want them to see what they can be,” retired Army Col. Paul Willis said. “When they get positive experiences, it broadens their horizons. It inspires them to want to ...

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Maurice Carlos Ruffin

“Horror is a fitting genre to write about race in America,” University of Mississippi's 2020-21 John and Renée Grisham writer in residence Maurice Carlos Ruffin said. “As far back as ...

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Nick Mullens

Former University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Nick Mullens got his chance in the limelight against the New York Giants this past Sunday. The former USM star didn’t disappoint in his ...

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Benjamin Luckett

When Benjamin Luckett graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018, he returned to his hometown of Greenville, Miss. He soon realized, however, that he "wanted to explore the ...

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Sarah Story, Mississippi Art Commission’s New Director

The Mississippi Arts Commission has named the head of the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum in Austin, Texas, as its new executive director. Sarah Story is a native of Jackson, ...

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Alexis Smith

Brookhaven, Miss., native Alexis Smith grew up interested in learning about other peoples and cultures. Her grandmother traveled the world, and Smith continued this familial penchant for exploration by traversing ...

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K.J. Costello

MSU has five quarterbacks on the current roster, but the one who perhaps has the best chance to start is former Stanford University quarterback K.J. Costello.

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Isiah Marshall Jr.

Isiah Marshall Jr., associate dean and professor for Jackson State University's School of Social Work, became a member of the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation in July. ...

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