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Love in stitches: Mayor uses hobby to help cancer patients

Natchez Mayor Darryl Grennell has a special hobby perhaps few people know about. In his spare time, Grennell crochets beanies for cancer patients. Each beanie takes Grennell between two and three hours to make, Grennell said, adding he usually makes two or three beanies every week to take to the Natchez Oncology Clinic on Jeff Davis Boulevard. “I’ll put on ...

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Garth Brooks to visit with Mississippi school children

Country music artist Garth Brooks is planning to speak to school children in Mississippi. The Clarion Ledger reports that Brooks will discuss the “The Power of Songwriting” at the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Sept. 24. The event is part of the museum’s “Backstage Pass” series. It will involve more than 140 local students who will hear Brooks speak, ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Everywhere you turn, there’s a writer

Turns out that our trip from northeast Jackson to Yazoo City last Friday was a good warmup for the fifth annual Mississippi Book Festival the next day. Yazoo City, of course, is the town that Willie Morris put on the map. And while the estate sale that attracted us was rewarding in its own right, the Morris trail took over, ...

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Drummer utilizes open air to raise profile, sharpen skills

STARKVILLE — On what was likely to be the hottest day of the year Tuesday (Aug. 13), the pops of a snare and beat of a bass drum echoed through the open air on Lynn Lane near Starkville Academy. While musical street performers might be commonplace in destination cities like New Orleans and Memphis, the sight of a lone drummer ...

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MHP master sergeant also a musician

By GERARD EDIC / Greenwood Commonwealth CRUGER — Johnny Delaney’s love of travel was at odds with his original intent to become a doctor. The Holmes County native, who attended S.V. Marshall High School, was a premedical student at Mississippi Valley State University and earned a minor in music, but the confinement of being stuck in a hospital concerned him. ...

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More than makeup: Wear It Well growing into mission

By MICHAELA GIPSON MORRIS / Daily Journal TUPELO • What started with makeovers for people dealing with cancer and difficult circumstances has evolved into an effort that is more than skin deep. Since Wear it Well stepped out in June 2017, the Tupelo-based nonprofit organization has grown beyond its initial vision to encompass an outreach to youth, community health and life ...

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Music aims to bring ambiance to downtown Greenwood

A city in the Mississippi Delta is installing speakers to play the blues or other types of regional music near downtown shops and restaurants. Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams tells the Greenwood Commonwealth the music will bring another mood, or ambience, to downtown. The city is installing 38 speakers that should be ready in time for the Bikes, Blues & Bayous ...

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Artist pursues her artistic dreams and painting passions

NATCHEZ  — Jadelia Ealey said she has been drawing her whole life, but only in the last year did she take up painting. Ealey said even on her worst days she could paint. It has a way of calming her down and completes her day. “My mind is totally focused on the painting,” Ealey said. “When I’m drawing or painting, ...

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Changes in store as expansion, renovation on horizon for Tupelo’s BancorpSouth Arena

By W. DEREK RUSSELL / Daily Journal TUPELO • It’s been more than 25 years since the BancorpSouth Arena opened its doors to the public, and soon, those doors will open a little wider. Plans have been underway for some time for the entertainment venue to stretch its legs, but with the project going out for bids in mere weeks – ...

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3 vehicles owned by Elvis Presley going up for auction

Elvis Presley fans can take to the road in his personal stretch limousine, on his last motorcycle or in a pickup truck if they have the money, an auction house announced Wednesday. Kruse GWS Auctions said the items will be part of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on Aug. 31. Presley drove the white-on-white 1973 Lincoln Continental stretch many times ...

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