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‘Healthy Community’ to bring new life to downtown Jackson

Construction is under way to convert a 17-acre piece of land near Highland Avenue and the West Tennessee Farmers Market into a new city walk, the largest part of a revitalization project for downtown Jackson. The project will consist of 150 apartments, two small retail and commercial centers and a large wellness center owned and operated by West Tennessee Healthcare. In the past six months, about 20 single-family homes in nearby neighborhoods also have been torn down to be replaced with new homes. [more]

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Construction is under way to convert a 17-acre piece of land near Highland Avenue and the West Tennessee Farmers Market into a new city walk, the largest part of a revitalization project for downtown Jackson. The project will consist of 150 apartments, two small retail and commercial centers and a large wellness center owned and operated by West Tennessee Healthcare. In the past six months, about 20 single-family homes in nearby neighborhoods also have been torn down to be replaced with new homes. [more]

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Missions priority during break

Global Outreach Trips introduced three new teams for spring break, allowing students new opportunities from Louisville to Memphis. About 150 people are participating in GO Trips this year, branching out to towns and countries across the globe. Out of spring break’s 12 trips, three new teams allowed students to assist communities and organizations while enjoying new experiences. For the first time, Union students joined the ministry of Jefferson Street Baptist Center in Louisville, Ky., and Binghampton Development Corp. in Memphis, while another group traveled to Boston, Mass. [more]

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Student films shine at festival

The ninth annual Student Film Festival was held Monday and Tuesday evenings, giving students a chance to exhibit their film-making abilities and win a cash prize.
The festival was directed by Cam Tracy, web development agent for university communications, and Chris Blair, associate professor of communication arts and coordinator of digital media studies.Students received the opportunity on Monday evening to screen their films in the W.D. Powell Theatre and discuss what went into the making of their movies. [more]