Making an Escape (Room)

Ever since Clint Sistrunk and wife Paulina Krakowska opened JXN Escape Room in February 2016, Jacksonians have been searching for lost treasure, escaping black holes and even solving murders.

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Bartender Turned World Traveler

Eli Juren, 23, spent more than two years serving up drinks as a bartender at Saltine Oyster Bar in Fondren. But over the last few months, the Austin, Texas, native has turned world explorer, doing everything from sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru, to visiting the Taj Mahal.

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Little Chickens, Big City

Nestled behind a Fondren house, little chicks, with their signature fluffy coats just starting to come in, scamper through the dust in their Silkie Motel. Then there’s Phyllis, with her distinct feather mop on top of her head, keeping the young ones in line.

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Getting Bk2Natur

Jordan says her soap brand, Bk2Natur, reflects her desire to help others cultivate healthier bodies and minds.

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About Those Catfish

Those who have been here for a while may recall seeing catfish climbing a pole while sporting a hard hat, or even impersonating Elvis a few years back. These colorful fish decorated the streets of downtown for a short time, but they remain a treasured part of Jackson’s artistic past.

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Bilal Qizilbash: Inventive Philanthropist

Bilal Qizilbash, 30, says he “can’t sit still.” When he is not helping to feed the underprivileged through the R U Hungry? initiative, he is working on his next invention. The scientist, philanthropist and innovator from Queens, N.Y., says he constantly looks for ways to improve the world around him.

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