The Art of Living: What Can I Bring?

The Art of Living: What Can I Bring?

With every invitation received, from a dinner to backyard barbecue, the first question you ask is “What can I bring?” Now you have the answer, thanks to Elizabeth Heiskell, a Delta-born chef, caterer, and frequent Today Show contributor. The cookbook guides readers to greet any party or gathering with the perfect covered dish, sweet treat, or gift from the kitchen that ensures you’ll be invited back time after time, year after year.

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The Good Life: South Walton, Florida

The Good Life: South Walton, Florida

Located along a 26-mile stretch on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, South Walton encompasses a strand of sixteen acclaimed beach neighborhoods, each with its own unique style.

Renowned for its turquoise water and sugar-white sand, South Walton is continually recognized as a premier destination that offers an upscale yet casual place to build lasting memories. It attracts high-end luxury travelers and families.

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Madison County Relay for Life

Madison County Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Madison County was held on Friday evening, May 4 at the West Tennessee Farmers’ Market in downtown Jackson. Companies, teams and individual participants who, together, have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the organization gathered together amongst survivors, their families and other community members for an evening of raising further awareness and funds.

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Boots, Bands & Bingo

Boots, Bands & Bingo

The Barn at Snider Farms was bustling with people and the sounds of great music at the annual Boots, Bands & Bingo fundraiser hosted by the Jackson Service League. The event, held on March 31, featured a great time playing bingo, listening to entertaining music by the Kimberlie Helton Band and the opportunity to bid on quality items at a silent auction. Proceeds raised from Boots, Bands & Bingo benefitted Jackson Service League, Inc. where they will later be distributed to local women’s and children’s non-profits.

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VIProfile: Jonathan Harlan

VIProfile: Jonathan Harlan

Jonathan Harlan is a native of Jackson, Tennessee. He is married to Fiona and the father of four children.

Harlan received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was a  scholarship recipient for one year’s study at the University of Pune, Maharastra, India in 1986. In 1992 Harlan received a Masters of Arts degree from Miami University of Ohio.  He did post graduate work at the University of Virginia in 1993.

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Crawfish for a Cure

Crawfish for a Cure

On Saturday, April 14, many came out for a great time for a great cause at Crawfish for A Cure, an event with Haltom Home Team, a new Relay for Life Madison County participating group. The event raised funds for the American Cancer Society, which is the driving force behind Relay for Life. Community members enjoyed great food, corn hole games, comradery and music by Reverend Jessie and the Holy Smokes.

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The Good Life: Paducah, KY

The Good Life: Paducah, KY

Founded in 1827 by William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame, Paducah’s origins and prosperity may be attributed to its strategic location at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Today, visitors may take a journey on America’s inland waterways from the era of Paducah’s earliest inhabitants to the city’s modern day life on the river through captivating stories, interactive exhibits and music at the River Discovery Center. Paducah’s history is reflected and preserved in its architecture and historic attractions including the 1905 Market House, Market House Museum and “Wall to Wall” Murals.

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Sterling Awards

Sterling Awards

What an impressive evening sponsored by The Jackson Sun and Jackson Area Business and Professional Women (JBPW). The J. Walter Barnes Conference Center was packed as many came out to support the 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee, Outstanding Woman Military Veteran, and the Sue Shelton White Award Winners. Stacy Miller, President of JBPW, welcomed the crowd and also led the Pledge of Allegiance. Presentation of the colors was given by the Girl Scouts Heart of the South. Esther Gray Lemus powerfully sang our National Anthem. Special guests included Mayor Jerry Gist, Harbert Alexander Sr., Leland Burress and Mike Jung.

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No Place Like Home: Montana Modern

No Place Like Home: Montana Modern

Nestled among lush, green grass and stately oak trees and centrally located in the heart of North Jackson stands the barn of Flint Cox and Kelly Smith. Upon first arrival, one is immediately drawn to the tranquil sound of the beautiful waterfall and gated entry. Built for sharing memories and relaxing with family and friends, this is not only a barn but a home away from home.

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Go Red for Women

Go Red for Women

West Tennessee’s Go Red for Women was held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center to a standing-room-only crowd. Female heart disease survivors were recognized including Savannah Conley, a very young mother and wife whose maternal side of the family had severe heart disease. On the evening of the dinner, Savannah was present with her new heart and her young daughter to walk the survivor runway with joy and pride. Approximately $197,000 was raised for the Heart Association.

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