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Brent’s Drug Store preserves the feel of a bygone era

The building housing one of the South’s oldest soda fountain drug stores was in danger of becoming vacant when the pharmacist owner sold Brent’s Drug Store to a chain in 2009, and the pharmacy part of the business was relocated. A local attorney and Fondren resident, Brad Reeves, who as a kid was taken by his parents to the soda ...

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Customers have been coming back to Mayflower Café for generations

It is only fitting that the Mayflower Café is particularly well known for its “comeback sauce.” That is because the café regarded as one of Jackson’s favorite seafood restaurant has been attracting back diners now for generations. “Many generations of hometown people have come through here,” said Mayflower Café owner Jerry Kountouris. “Parent brought their kids, who grew up and ...

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Q&A Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood

Thomas Gregory, chief administrative officer, City of Greenwood Thomas Gregory is the chief administrative officer for the city of Greenwood and one of his home town’s biggest fans. Gregory earned an undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University in business administration and a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His hobby is ...

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Myrlie Evers returns to Alcorn State

Myrlie Evers has returned to Alcorn State University as a distinguished scholar-in-residence. Widely known for her work on civil rights and racial justice throughout the United States and the world, Evers will spend her time at Alcorn engaged in offering seminars in the Department of Social Sciences, preparing her archival papers for library deposit and developing a research center focused ...

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"The Help" Wins Big at SAG

“The Help,” a Mississippi-made film about race and relationships in 1960’s Jackson, has done it again. The movie, based on the novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, won the coveted Best Ensemble Cast award at last night’s 18th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards show in Los Angeles. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer who played African-American maids Aibileen and Minnie won ...

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Film Summit offers tips for investors

More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best incentive programs in the country ...

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‘Help’ has $15-million impact on state

In the same way the best-selling Mississippi author Kathryn Stockett persevered through 60 rejections before getting her book “The Help” published, a band of folks responsible for bringing the movie of “The Help” to Mississippi wouldn’t take no for an answer. The DreamWorks Studios film, which had a $27-million budget and starred break-out actress Emma Stone, wrapped in Greenwood in ...

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Casting for Mississippi movie coming soon

HATTIESBURG — Future Mississippi movie stars may take their first steps toward fame in a couple of weeks. The Hattiesburg American reported on Saturday that casting for extras and minor roles could begin in the Mississippi Delta as crews prepare to shoot “The Help,” a DreamWorks Studios film based on a best-selling book. Producer Brunson Green says the film crew ...

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