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Sorority recognizes Roach

Mississippi native Florence Roach was honored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. with the Shining Star Award at its Centennial Kick-Off Hollywood Gala in Los Angeles. Roach was recognized for her performances on stage and on film. In 2011, she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie “The Help.” She also appeared in Craig Brewer’s “Black Snake Moan”, several independent ...

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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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"The Help" Earns Oscar Nod

The 84th Academy Awards on ABC can count on a likely higher viewing audience from the Magnolia State this year. Oscar’s 2012 picks for Best Picture include  “The Help”, a film based on the New York Times bestseller by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett. The story of black and white women growing up in 1960’s Mississippi was adapted for the big ...

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Hollywood Gets Help From Jackson

Brent’s Drugs, a Fondren diner that started out as a pharmacy and soda fountain in 1946, is causing quite the local buzz with its several appearances in the box office hit movie “The Help” from Dreamsworks Entertainment. The movie, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, tells the story of hate and forgiveness from ...

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"The Help" Leads Box Office

Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo: “On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot… while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second. The Help eased 21 percent to an estimated $20.5 million, lifting its total to $71.8 million in 12 days. It marked the first time since early January that a movie has risen to ...

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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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