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Mississippi governor to lift curfew on bars, restaurants

Mississippi bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will soon be able to stay open later as Gov. Tate Reeves prepares to lift a curfew he set because of the coronaviruspandemic. Cases of COVID-19 are still rising, and the state health officer continued warning people to be cautious. A new executive order that takes effect Monday will lift the current 10 ...

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Legendary rodeo clown Lecile Harris dead at 83

A legendary rodeo clown who spent decades performing has died after the final performance of the 55th Annual Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show in Mississippi. Lecile Harris, 83, died in his sleep after the show Wednesday night in Jackson, news outlets reported citing a release from the Mississippi Fair Commission. Born in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, Harris gained popularity after ...

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Scholarship honors young adult fiction author Angie Thomas

A university is creating scholarships to honor one of its graduates who is the author of bestselling young adult novels. The Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship program will be at Belhaven University, based in Jackson, Mississippi. Thomas wrote “The Hate U Give,” about an African American teenager who sees a police officer shoot and kill her best friend, and “On the ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — On the road with Jim Dees as the mountain comes to Livingston

Jim Dees is sporting his regulation Hawaiian shirt, with a black undershirt to ward off the night chill and mist, as he prepares to hold forth as host of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. He sits on the first row as he reads over his notes and chats with the night’s literary and musical guests. The house band, The Yalobushwhackers, ...

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Musician gets nods for independent artist awards

GREENWOOD SPRINGS, Miss. — Leah Rose Duncan has been mumbling tunes since before she could talk. Adding to that, she used to get in front of the TV screen at home when “American Idol” was on and perform for her parents, stealing the spotlight from notable artists in the making. The 18-year-old Smithville High School graduate is hopeful to have ...

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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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Swooning film industry awaits outcome of incentive revival effort

By JACK WEATHERLY The movie industry in Mississippi has dropped precipitously since a key incentive was allowed to sunset on July 1, 2017. But legislation to restore that incentive – a cash rebate of 25 percent of the payroll for out-of-state cast and crew members – has made it to the final stages of approval with strong support in both ...

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Group aims to bring international art museum to Vicksburg

The wonders of Spain, the majesty of Russia and some of the greatest works of art from throughout the world may soon have a home in Vicksburg. The Mississippi Commission for International Cultural Exchange, which previously organized four international exhibitions in Jackson, is working to bring a permanent museum focusing on international art to downtown Vicksburg. The Mississippi International Arts ...

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