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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 4: The Press Conference and a Lead

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi At noon, Captain Robert Richards, Special Operations Unit of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, proceeded to a podium set up in the front of the ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 2: The Assignment

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   By PHIL HARDWICK   Sunday afternoon, March 1 Jackson, Mississippi Jack Boulder, retired St. Louis, Missouri homicide detective and now Mississippi private investigator, downshifted his 1968 Camaro and made a ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 1: The Break-in

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   By PHIL HARDWICK   Chapter 1: The Break-in Early Saturday Morning, February 28, 2015 The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Jackson, Mississippi At precisely 4:04 A.M. the burglar ...

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MSU staff reads banned books as part of 'Read Out' event

STARKVILLE — In protest of censorship, Mississippi State University Libraries leaders organized a “Read-Out” for faculty and staff to share sections of historically suppressed books. As part of MSU’s recognition of Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, eight university representatives selected and read from often-banned books, six of which are generally considered children’s books. The Read-Out was held in Mitchell Memorial ...

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BOOK BIZ — Stegner makes us pause and ponder friendships

I received this book last Christmas and must confess I was not familiar with this author. How could I have been unaware of Wallace Stegner? In 1972 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Angle of Repose, and in 1977 he won the National Book Award for Spectator Bird. He was often called “The Dean of Wester Writers,” and ...

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Former bookstore owner makes donation in honor of new DSU president

CLEVELAND — A former owner of an iconic bookstore in Greenville has donated his extensive collection to the Roberts-LaForge Library at Delta State University. The library holds special meaning to current DSU president William N. LaForge, as it is partly named in honor of his father, Dr. William F. LaForge, who served 35 years at Delta State as a professor ...

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Former corrections commissioner Cabana dies at 67

HATTIESBURG — Donald A. Cabana, who ran the state penitentiary at Parchman and wrote about his experiences with death row inmates, has died. He was 67. Mississippi corrections officials say Cabana died yesterday at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg after a long illness. Funeral services are pending. Cabana spent 40 years in corrections including stints as warden at Parchman and ...

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Ex-chamber director Neill retires to his books

The Delta city of Leland has lost the leader of its chamber of commerce, but has gained a full-time author. Robert Neill has retired as executive director of the Leland Chamber of Commerce, a position he has held for the past seven. His resignation was effective Sept. 30. A three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Neill said he plans on focusing on ...

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