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History by candlelight

March 18, 2014

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An event next month will offer “ghosts” from the past and a unique view of one of the most important historical places in the state. Vicksburg National Military Park will hold its Shadows of the Past candlelight walking tour on April 12. The tour covers about a mile long stretch road around the former visitor […]

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Grenada singing the blues, and happy to do so

February 20, 2014

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The Mississippi Blues Trail is getting another marker in a part of the state not commonly thought of as a hub of the genre. Grenada County is the latest community in Mississippi to be recognized with a Mississippi Blues Trail marker. The marker unveiling is scheduled for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Grenada […]

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Folks line up to rent an historic bridge

November 25, 2013

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It is rather an unusual business proposition. In the market for a bridge? Why not rent one? People in Columbus may soon have the chance. City property manager and Trotter Convention Center director Frank Goodman tells The Commercial Dispatch that he has already received calls from people interested in holding wedding receptions on the historic […]

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Restoration begins on Coast’s ‘other’ lighthouse

November 14, 2013

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While the historic Biloxi Lighthouse is an icon of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is another lighthouse nearby and it is getting a new paint job. Now, officials will turn to renovating the structure’s interior. Workers are whitewashing the Round Island Lighthouse, rebuilt at the foot of the U.S. 90 high-rise bridge in Pascagoula. City […]

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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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Creative economy hitting the road

November 28, 2011

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For those who missed last August’s pioneering Creative Economy Summit in Jackson, there is good news. The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) are bringing the show on the road. Beginning tomorrow, the MDA and MAC will host five Creative Economy Road Show events in regions throughout the state. From Mississippi’s artists, […]

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Occupy Wall Street? In Vicksburg? Really?

November 22, 2011

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Last weekend, The Wife and I made a trip over to Vicksburg just to get away for a couple of days. We had a great time, but there were a couple of surprises. Wandering downtown on a beautiful Saturday, we walked up on a local chapter of Occupy Wall Street standing on a corner on […]

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99 Percenters in Smith Park channel voice of populist Yarbrough

November 8, 2011

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The young folks who have gathered in Jackson’s Smith Park every day since early October likely never heard of Ralph Webster Yarborough. They’re carrying on his work, though. The late “People’s Senator” from Chandler, Texas, left Washington as the last of a breed of public official — one who could get elected by speaking and […]

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Occupy Jackson: “We Support the Police” VIDEO

November 3, 2011

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As local police begin a nationwide crackdown on the Occupy Wall Street movement, Mississippi protestors in Smith Park say they support the Jackson Police Department but at the same time aren’t afraid of being arrested as they continue to seek support for the movement. >> RELATED STORY: Occupy Jackson willing to risk arrest >> RELATED […]

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