Saving Family Memories: Scan South

originally published Spring 2019 Written by Abbie Walker “I’ve always been the keeper of the family history,” says Laurie McCarthy. After discovering her love of preserving family memories, McCarthy started Scan South in July 2018. By digitally converting photos, film, audio, documents, and more Scan South helps bring new life to forgotten family treasures and […]

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Rising to the Occasion: The Ladies of Campbell’s

Of the 17 employees at Campbell’s Bakery in Fondren, eleven are women. “They are Campbell’s,” says owner Mitchell Moore.

From Valentines and Halloween, to Easter and Thanksgiving, the ladies of Campbell’s Bakery are hard at work, baking favorites and icing delicious masterpieces.

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Eye for Detail: Custom Optical

With over 40 years of experience, Trish Hammons of Custom Optical in Fondren knows that a person’s glasses should be as unique as they are, and she loves helping find the best pair of frames to match their individual style.

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Josh & Stephanie Gilmer’s The Pet Shop of Fondren

Since Josh and Stephanie Gilmer opened The Pet Shop of Fondren in July 2016, their store has welcomed all kinds of wagging tails through their door. And bull terrier, Moo, is often in the store, ready to greet customers.

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Educating Young Minds: St. Luke’s Preschool

Since 1985, St. Luke’s Early Childhood Learning Center has been educating children ages four months to four years. Those original students are now returning with children of their own, and though the name is new, St. Luke’s Preschool, the level of excellence remains the same.

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Crazy for Cool: Fondren Fro-Yo

Inspired by yogurt and candy shops, Fondren Fro-Yo, a frozen yogurt shop, opened its doors in February 2016, giving Jacksonians a place to cool off and hang out.

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Education of the Eye: St. Martin’s Gallery

Guion, who co-owns St. Martin’s Gallery with Bob and Lee Malouf, opened the Jackson store in 1997 because she says there wasn’t really a market for European antiques in the area. Twenty years later, St. Martin’s continues to provide Mississippians with European treasures for their home.

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Being a Good Samaritan: Kathy Clem

Located in Midtown on Millsaps Avenue, there is a place of hope for many. Here, the community can go, not only for food and clothes, but also for support and compassion. The Good Samaritan Center is a nonprofit whose mission is to offer resources for those in the tri-county area in emergency crisis situations. And for over 30 years, executive director Kathy Clem has been dedicated to the cause.

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Fresh Looks from Fondren: Creative Distillery

Creative Distillery’s handprint can be seen all around Fondren. From Rainbow Co-op and the Sweet & Sauer kombucha they carry to Orange Peel consignment boutique, the Creative Distillery team is helping Fondren businesses put their best face forward.

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Coffee and Caricatures: Justin Nowland

Sneaky Beans is an enclave for many of Jackson’s creative people and Justin Nowland knows plenty of them by name. But the thirty-year-old manager of the Fondren hotspot is an artist himself. When he’s not mixing up lattes and helping run the business, he’s sketching out his next creation.

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