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Jackson's own Papa Peachez wows on "American Idol"

Jackson resident Papa Peachez made it through a successful audition Wednesday night and secured a spot on Season 12 of Fox’s “American Idol.” Self-described as “a big black woman trapped in a little boy’s body,” Peachez said he enjoys dancing and working with Jackson’s homeless population. While Idol judge Keith Urban found Peachez to be too theatrical, the young Jacksonian ...

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Greenville native stars on "American Idol"

Greenville native Courtney Williams has won a spot on this year’s season of “American Idol.” Check out this video to hear her story including her struggle with juvenile diabetes. “I’m the next American Idol because I have what it takes,” Williams says. Last year, Brandon native Skylar Laine made it to the show’s top ten and toured the country with ...

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Skylar Laine can't wait for Mistletoe Marketplace

Mississippi country singer and “American Idol” Season 11 finalist Skylar Laine dropped by the Mississippi Business Journal newsroom yesterday to catch our readers and viewers up on her life after Idol. The Brandon native is finalizing plans for her first album (look for it next spring) and is continuing a search for a music label that will fit her voice and ...

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Skylar Laine returns home after 'American Idol' run

JACKSON — “American Idol” contestant Skylar Laine is back home in Brandon, for a few days. A crowd of family, friends and hometown fans greeted her Wednesday at the Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson. Laine made it to the show’s Top 5 before being voted out last week. She says it’s great to be home, and she’s looking ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Mary Margaret May

Jackson soprano vocalist Mary Margaret May is back with another release of classical and inspirational songs. I Asked the Lord (available on iTunes, Pandora and Amazon.com) is the third album from May, who got her start singing in church and at Jackson Preparatory School. She earned a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Mississippi College where she is currently completing a graduate ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Mary Margaret May

Jackson soprano vocalist Mary Margaret May is back with another release of classical and inspirational songs. I Asked the Lord (available on iTunes, Pandora and Amazon.com) is the third album from May, who got her start singing in church and at Jackson Preparatory School. She earned a bachelor’s in vocal performance from Mississippi College where she is currently completing a ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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Beef plant trial will lay bare the inner workings of complete institutional failure

Trial set to begin on Dec. 5 Another layer of the beef plant collapse will be peeled back starting Dec. 5 in Hinds County Circuit Court. The state of Mississippi, its now-defunct Land, Water and Timber Board and the Mississippi Development Authority are suing Facility Construction Management Inc. in effort to recoup some or all of the $54 million the ...

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McKinnon-Hicks wins award

Lil McKinnon-Hicks, a Mississippi goldsmith/silversmith and jewelry artist who produces work under the business name of Lil McKH Jewelry, was recently recognized with the circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING ‘2011 Best Artisan Gift Award’ for best gift item in the $25 – 75 price range. circa., located in the Historic Fondren District of Jackson, features American, artisan-made functional and decorative work ...

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