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BOOK BIZ — This classic from Eudora Welty stands the test of time

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Returning to the works of Eudora Welty feels like returning to the company and comfort of an old friend. Her writing is familiar in a way that particularly speaks to small-town Southerners and perhaps especially to small-town Mississippians. She writes about the people you grew up with, the people you’re related to, and the people you remember from your childhood ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Accidental tourists, or what have you got for us?

A couple from Seattle dressed in West Coast black stood in front of the Hotel King Edward, which was bathed in bright late-winter sunlight in all its resurrected glory. The couple was in town to catch a baseball game, of all things. They were accidental tourists. Their son was the starting shortstop for the visiting University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, who ...

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JOSH MABUS: Make it in Mississippi

Mississippi has a storied history when it comes to making something new, creative and world renowned. I’m always talking about how innovative Mississippians are, especially when traveling out of state. I think there is just something in the water here. Or maybe like William Faulkner said, it’s because, “to understand the world you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” ...

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DAVID DALLAS: The Bible belongs to Mississippi

Mark Twain once remarked that if Jesus were to come back the last thing he would be is a Christian. No doubt, Twain was commenting on the hypocrisy he saw in the Christian community of his time. If only Twain were alive today. He would surely relish in the joyful, loving and Christ-like behavior of Mississippians, particularly those we elect ...

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Choctaw Books closes doors after 3 decades of book business

Choctaw Books owner Fred Smith is emphatic that customers understand why all of his books are marked down 30 percent. “It’s a store closing sale. I’m not going out of business,” Smith says from behind a desk piled high with books and appraisal orders. “Its not like I’m dying.” It’s been a busy month for the Jackson book dealer. His ...

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Federal prosecutor’s memoir highlights his law and order career

Retired federal prosecutor John Hailman’s book “From Midnight to Guntown” is a page-turning, tell-all of some of the U.S. Attorney Office’s best-known as well as obscure cases in North Mississippi from bank robbers to corrupt supervisors. With twisty plots and colorful characters reminiscent of a John Grisham thriller, Hailman offers a candid and captivating perspective on 30 years of federal ...

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Biography introduces Mississippi’s treasure to new readers

There have been many words written by and about Eudora Welty. “A Daring Life” by Carolyn Brown is a moving testimony to a great American writer. Welty’s reach was far beyond Mississippi although the state, its people, culture and history formed her and were the backdrop for her work. Welty observed and wrote about a large part of the 20th ...

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Countdown Is On For Mississippi Children's Museum

JACKSON- Construction crews have finished installing the front doors of the Magnolia State’s newest tourist destination, the Mississippi Children’s Museum. As it’s projected opening in December inches closer, executive director Susan Garrard says she hopes the museum will serve as “a very large gift for the children of Mississippi.”

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