Dollar General to be built in Memphis

Dollar General to be built in Memphis

Already a subscriber, but don’t have a login? Dollar General to be built in Memphis next spring, preliminary talks in Port Sanilac about store as well To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Dollar General, 1186 Gratiot Boulevard in Marysville. (Photo: JEFFREY M. SMITH / TIMES HERALD) The doors will open to the public with 100 days of construction starting, said Memphis Mayor Larry Wilson. In a one-square mile city with a population of about 1
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Lakeshore Baptist Church dedicates new sanctuary

Lakeshore Baptist Church dedicates new sanctuary

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) – Lakeshore Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis celebrated a huge milestone Sunday morning with a dedication service. The church’s campus was leveled by Hurricane Katrina. Ten years and a day later the brand new sanctuary officially opened for worship. Pastor Don Elbourne will never forget the drive back to the Coast less than a week after the devastating storm roared through. “First thing we saw of the church building was the gabled end of the old building in a f
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When Did We Stop New Thinking?

When Did We Stop New Thinking?

Human evolution is a complex topic. Personal growth may be more perplexing even to the best psychologists. The theme that really defies reason is when a whole organization or market segment falls into the trap of formal rigidity, as in “it’s just the way it is.” Accepting life as it is, accepting your job as it is, accepting the function of an organization as it exists today is not only lazy but dangerous. Life, work cultures, the market and technology are too dynamic to be th
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Memphis IT Firm NexTek Keeps An Eye Toward Next Big Thing

Memphis IT Firm NexTek Keeps An Eye Toward Next Big Thing

NexTek does all the work of a traditional information technology department through virtual networks. Instead of having expensive, in-house servers, small- to mid-sized businesses can turn to NexTek for data management, email hosting and computer and network support – all accomplished remotely with cloud-computing services. “We’re on our third- or fourth-generation cloud offering,” Randall said. “What we do is a little bit different because we take everything a customer does day to da
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Sen. Alexander: Cut Red Tape for College Entry

Sen. Alexander: Cut Red Tape for College Entry

MCMINVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander met with administrators from colleges around the state Thursday, Aug. 27, at a roundtable discussion at Motlow State Community College to discuss ways to simplify financial aid. Alexander, R-Tennessee, and Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, are sponsors of a bill to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency Act would cut down the list of FAFSA questions. Alexander said h
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Cooper-Young City Market Opens, More On the Way

Cooper-Young City Market Opens, More On the Way

A new grocery store and deli has now opened its doors in Cooper-Young. City Market’s second location, outside of its original Downtown spot, is now up and running, a result that stems from owners Sunny and Hamida Mandani developing their initial interest in the neighborhood toward the end of 2014. They signed their lease for 836 S. Cooper St., at the corner of Cooper and Evelyn Avenue, late last year. And they’re not done expanding the City Market brand around Memphis. “We&rsq
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Redevelopment to Begin at Scimitar Building

Redevelopment to Begin at Scimitar Building

The developer of a boutique hotel in the 103-year-old Scimitar Building is preparing for the Downtown property’s conversion. Suna Winchester has applied to the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for a $5.2 million building permit to convert the former office building at 179 Madison Ave. into a 58-unit hotel. Patton & Taylor Enterprises LLC is the contractor. Construction crews were erecting a chain link fence Friday, Aug. 28, around the building on the southeast corne
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Chisca Rising

Chisca Rising

Sitting vacant for more than 20 years didn’t do any favors for the Chisca Hotel property along South Main Street. But this week marks a major milestone in the historic structure’s story as residents begin moving into the Plaza, the newer of The Chisca on Main’s two buildings. Built in 1961 as a motor court motel, the building features four floors of eight units each. It’s a new beginning for the neighborhood, and the culmination of an apartment project that has been year
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Fatal Shooting on Azalea Drive in Jackson

Fatal Shooting on Azalea Drive in Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – One person is dead after a shooting in the 4000 block of Azalea Drive in Jackson. According to JPD the shooting occurred around 12:00 p.m. Sunday.  One person is in police custody.  JPD has not released the names of anyone involved. Witnesses tell us that the person in custody shot an individual who was trying to break into the home. We are working to bring you more information. Copyright 2015 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved….
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Swansea beats Man United 2-1 in Premier League

Swansea beats Man United 2-1 in Premier League

Swansea handed Manchester United its first loss of the Premier League season, rallying with two goals in five minutes in the second half to win 2-1 on Sunday. Andre Ayew headed in Swansea’s equalizer in the 61st minute as United’s defense was breached for the first time this season, then set up Bafetimbi Gomis for an excellent winner in the 66th. The striker scored for the fourth straight game this season. Juan Mata put United ahead in the 49th minute with a far-post finish from close range but
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BEALE St on the Holidays

BEALE St on the Holidays

Traveling to Memphis for thanksgiving.. Just wanted to know if the bars are open? And if there tends to be a lot of people who head out there after their thanksgiving dinner? OR is everything down there closed? Thanks in advance! Pretty much everywhere on Beale will be open, especially by that evening. There might be a couple that stay closed all day and night, but they would be in the minority….
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2 people shot at club in Southeast Memphis

2 people shot at club in Southeast Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Two people were shot in a shooting at a nightclub in Southeast Memphis Saturday night. The shooting happened at the Club Memphis located in the 2700 block of Park Avenue. Investigators said one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another person left and went to an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Airways Boulevard where an ambulance was called. The person was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition. No arrests have been made and no suspect description
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2 people injured in shooting, stabbing in Northeast Memphis

2 people injured in shooting, stabbing in Northeast Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Two people were injured in a shooting/stabbing in Northeast Memphis. Officers responded to a shooting call in the 2600 block of Northumberland Lane. A man was taken to Methodist North with gunshot wounds. He was listed in critical condition. A second man ran to an Amoco gas station in the 4600 block of Raleigh-Lagrange Road where an ambulance was called. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition with multiple stab wounds. No arrests have been made. If you have any i
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Tropical Storm Fred forms near Africa

Tropical Storm Fred forms near Africa

(RNN) – Tropical Storm Fred has formed off the coast of Africa and early projections have it targeting Caribbean islands. The National Hurricane Center said Fred has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Monday as it moves to the west. The current five-day track has Fred moving northwest before turning to the west toward Puerto Rico and Cuba. Fred’s formation comes days after Tropical Storm Erika dumped heavy rains on Dominica, which led to floods a
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Police: Five shot, one dead after shooting in South Memphis

Police: Five shot, one dead after shooting in South Memphis

UPDATE 8:38 a.m. Sunday: A total of five people were shot in an earlier morning shooting in the 3300 block of Sobota Circle on Sunday, Memphis police told FOX13. The shooting happened at approximately 5:15 a.m. >>Read More Trending Stories One person was found dead at the scene and another was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition. Three other people were transported to the hospital in non-critical condition. We’re told there have been no arrests made at th
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1 person killed, 4 wounded in shooting in Southwest Memphis

1 person killed, 4 wounded in shooting in Southwest Memphis

Memphis police were investigating an shooting before dawn Sunday in Southwest Memphis that left one person killed and four in the hospital. The shooting took place after 5 a.m. in the 3300 block of Sobota Circle near Mitchell and Horn Lake. One of the survivors was transported to the hospital in extremely condition, and three were hospitalized in noncritical condition. No arrests have been made. Police have no description of the suspect as the investigation continues….
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Memphis Grizzlies on Twitter: ".@ARTravs fans, visit us behind home plate and enter to win a …

Memphis Grizzlies on Twitter: “.@ARTravs fans, visit us behind home plate and enter to win a …

Official Twitter feed of the Memphis Grizzlies provided by your #Grizzlies.com crew. For tix call 901.888.HOOP(4667). Join #GrizzNation #BelieveMemphis .@ARTravs fans, visit us behind home plate and enter to win a Memphis weekend trip from @MemphisCVB #GrizzCaravan pic.twitter.com/uc7hrXEknK Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup. Try again or visit Twitter Status for more information. When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch loc
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BREAKING: Police: At least one dead in shooting at South Memphis apartment complex

BREAKING: Police: At least one dead in shooting at South Memphis apartment complex

One person is dead, others injured, after a shooting that happened in the 3300 block of Sobota Circle in South Memphis, police told FOX13. This happened in the Richmond Place apartment complex. >>Read More Trending Stories Officers are on the scene trying to figure out what exactly happened. We have not yet been told any further details. FOX13 has a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you the latest information as we get it. Stay with us both on-air and online for all de
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Fan falls from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Fan falls from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

WSB-TV ATLANTA — A man is dead after falling about 40 feet from the upper deck while the Atlanta Braves played the New York Yankees at Turner Field Saturday night. Atlanta police say they are investigating the cause of the fall. Police did not identify the man, but said he was in his early 60s and died upon arrival at Grady Memorial Hospital. The fan did not hit or injure anyone else during the fall. >>Read More Trending Stories “Right now preliminary investigation reveals
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BREAKING: At least one dead in shooting at South Memphis apartment complex

BREAKING: At least one dead in shooting at South Memphis apartment complex

One person is dead, others injured, after a shooting that happened in the 3300 block of Sobota Circle in South Memphis, police told FOX13. This happened in the Richmond Place apartment complex. >>Read More Trending Stories Officers are on the scene trying to figure out what exactly happened. We have not yet been told any further details. FOX13 has a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you the latest information as we get it. Stay with us both on-air and online for all de
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Get a quote online and work with a Farmers Agent to find the right coverage for your property and unique needs. As your personal agent, I believe in keeping you informed and aware of Farmers® insurance products. It is my mission to help you develop the right plans to meet your insurance needs. Through dedication, knowledge and a tireless work ethic, I will be the agent that my customers want to send their friends and families to. I will strive to protect my clients’ assets. Term insurance pr
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New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone

New Orleans, Gulf coast marks Katrina milestone

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future. “Some people said that we shouldn’t come back. Some people said that we couldn’t come back,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Yet 10 years later here we are. Still standing
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Remembering Katrina: Local churches recount tragedy

Remembering Katrina: Local churches recount tragedy

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Although it’s been 10 years, it’s hard for us to ignore the images of Hurricane Katrina and how the category five hurricane affected thousands of people here along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon church remembers the storm vividly.                                                      
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Tom Humphrey: Mayoral races in Nashville, Memphis more interesting

Tom Humphrey: Mayoral races in Nashville, Memphis more interesting

While Knoxville is poised to re-elect Mayor Madeline Rogero to a new term with a yawn, voters in Tennessee’s two larger cities have been witnessing a wondrous summer spectacle of political combat between multiple mayoral candidates that has involved some wild spending and strange doings. Whether this is a cause for celebration or envy in Knoxville, of course, is a matter of opinion. But for political junkie entertainment value, the contests in Nashville and Memphis are darn near on a par with t
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Family remembers Emmett Till during anniversary parade

Family remembers Emmett Till during anniversary parade

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Emmett Till would have been 74-years-old today. The Chicago teenager’s life was cut short when he was abducted from his great uncle’s home in Money Mississippi and murdered for whistling at a white woman in the town store in August of 1955. A parade was held Saturday in honor of his life and legacy. The 60th anniversary of the death of Emmett Till is being marked for the first time by his family with a parade through the streets of the Capital City. “Wh
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Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre Presents MEMPHIS, Sep 25-Oct 11  2015 Downtown Cabaret Main Stage Theatre (Producing Artistic Director, Eli Newsom) launches its 2015/16 season with the 1960s R&B musical MEMPHIS, running Sep 25-Oct 11, 2015 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Downtown Bridgeport. The production will launch the 40th Anniversary of the Downtown Cabaret Theatre organization, led by Executive Producer Hugh Hallinan. MEMPHIS, the winner of four TONY Awar
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"Hoops to heal" fights cancer with basketball

“Hoops to heal” fights cancer with basketball

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) –  Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and police officers united under one roof to help fight cancer. The event was called “Hoops to Heal” and they hit the court at Wooddale High School Saturday afternoon for a few games of basketball to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer. “We’re just trying to create a platform for sharing information,” said event coordinator Frank Allen. “It’s hard to defeat it, but if you can prepare
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Picnic in the Pass a healing celebration

Picnic in the Pass a healing celebration

The celebration in Pass Christian was spread all over War Memorial Park. Individual families pulled up a blanket and enjoyed the day. She opened her home in DeLisle to family, friends and soon-to-be friends – some for up to a year after the storm. “All the people stayed at my house 10 years ago, and I didn’t want to have the party at my house this year,” Taylor joked. “So Chipper (McDermott) put on the party and that was better.” The tent was filled with memorabilia. Pho
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Fuente is key figure in Tigers' success, future

Fuente is key figure in Tigers’ success, future

August 29, 2015 – University of Memphis Football Coach Justin Fuente (center) talks to his team during half time of a scripted mock game at the Liberty Bowl. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Jim Weber / The Commercial Appeal August 29, 2015 – University of Memphis Football Coach Justin Fuente calls for the defense to take the field during a mock game at the Liberty Bowl. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Justin Fuente’s goals for this season are written on a single slip of notebook paper, tuck
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Teenager remembered at New Horizon Church

Teenager remembered at New Horizon Church

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Emotions ran high during a funeral for a teenager who lost his life in a car accident days ago. Family and friends of Ni’key Richey paid respects to him at New Horizon church Saturday.  The 18 year old lost his life after crashing a black Maxima into a tree on Greenview Drive.  Jackson Police say Richey was one of two men who committed two armed robberies the morning before he died, and the car he was driving had been carjacked from a wom
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Manchester United has high hopes for 21-year-old Memphis Depay

Manchester United has high hopes for 21-year-old Memphis Depay

George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham had them all. Cristiano Ronaldo even more so. The question now is whether Memphis Depay – a rap-singing, tattoo-covered, hip-swerving 21-year-old winger from the Netherlands – can join the list of greats at England’s biggest club. After just five games, the signs are encouraging. He couldn’t have more attitude. A tattoo on the inside of his lower lip reads “succesvol” (successful in Dutch), another across the top of his chest says “Dream
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Seymour 50, Memphis 22

Seymour 50, Memphis 22

SEYMOUR — Junior quarterback Blaine Barton threw for 421 yards and seven touchdowns as Seymour opened the season with a 50-22 victory Friday night. Hunter Martinez was Barton’s main target, catching 11 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Kieren Gaines scored on three of his four grabs and finished with 95 receiving yards. Slade Fox also caught two touchdowns for the Panthers, who scored more points than they did at any time during last season’s 2-8 mark. The Panthers retu
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Hurricane Katrina evacuee makes Memphis home

Hurricane Katrina evacuee makes Memphis home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – – Because of Hurricane Katrina, Brian Brigard traded Bourbon Street for Beale Street.  When you walk into his home, you can’t help but notice how much he loves the city of New Orleans.  “I still have sad days because there is no place like home,” says Brigard. Brigard evacuated from the Big Easy the Sunday before Katrina.  He tells FOX13 the normal 4 ½ to 5-hour drive took a lot longer than expected.  “It took us 14 hours to
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Geoff Calkins: Don't fret over Fuente's future

Geoff Calkins: Don’t fret over Fuente’s future

It’s not even September, and Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated already has a story out listing Justin Fuente as one of the college coaches likely to be in the running for a bigger job by the end of the year. The story is advertised as a “comprehensive look at the coaching job market.” Fuente’s name appears in the section titled “Movin’ on up.” “He has made Memphis a Top 25 program,” Thamel writes. “Think about that. Combine that with a
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Pine Belt residents remember Hurricane Katrina

Pine Belt residents remember Hurricane Katrina

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – Ten years ago Saturday, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, killing 1,833 people and causing more than $108 billion in damage.  On the tenth anniversary, many Pine Belt government leaders, community volunteers and first responders are sharing their memories of the storm.  “We were in our home and just purchased our home and had taken cover in our hallway, wondering if we were going to make it. It seemed like it went on foreve
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Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Memphis Music Hall of Fame

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, located in Memphis, Tennessee, honors Memphis musicians for their lifetime achievements in music. The induction ceremony and concert is held each year in Memphis. Since its establishment in 2012, the Hall of Fame has inducted more than 48 individuals or groups. It is administered by the non-profit Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum.[ 1] The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, created as a tribute to the city’s wide-ranging role in the fields of blues, gospel, jazz, R&B, co
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Gladys Knight

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Gladys Knight. the Empress of Soul, makes her way to the Orpheum. Joining her is special guest Jammin Jay Lamont. Tickets range from $62.50 – $82.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling (901)525-3000 | Fax (901)525-5499. Get your tickets at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office, 203 S. Main, Memphis, TN or Booksellers at Laurelwood (387 Perkins Rd, Memphis, TN), and all Ticketmaster ticket centers. About the Orpheum: Beautifully restored 1928 theatre that hosts touring Broadway productions, opera, ba
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Volunteers remove truckloads of trash during neighborhood clean-up

Volunteers remove truckloads of trash during neighborhood clean-up

Kirstin Cheers and a group of teens cleaned a vacant lot Saturday near Boston and Douglass in Orange Mound as part of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Memphis Clean by 2019 initiative. “The kids were so eager to get to work when they saw the lot,” Cheers said afterward. “They worked together with taking and sweeping the broken glass, picking up litter and trash-like plastic bottles and even clearing the driveway. We couldn’t tackle the whole lot, but when we left, one can tell the difference. The
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Tigers basketball: Pastner making major adjustment offensively

Tigers basketball: Pastner making major adjustment offensively

It’s probably the single biggest change in scheme Josh Pastner has made in his six seasons as head coach at the University of Memphis. That’s because Pastner has never coached a 4-around-1 offense — not at Memphis and not as an assistant coach at Arizona. But with junior forward Austin Nichols’ recent transfer to Virginia leaving the Tigers thin inside, Pastner is hoping the change from a traditional 3-around-2 offense to more of a 4-around-1 attack will allow the Tigers
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City's first TEDx talks provide vision on variety of topics

City’s first TEDx talks provide vision on variety of topics

During a mayoral forum at the University of Memphis’s Rose Theatre Aug. 19, four candidates appeared and left some in the audience, including columnist David Waters of The Commercial Appeal, wondering where the vision was. On the same stage Saturday, 17 speakers were charged with providing just that during Memphis’s first TEDx talk. Nearly a thousand Memphians spent 7 1/2 hours listening to dancers, rappers, filmmakers, builders, growers, preachers, doctors, lawyers, professors, and
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Wesley's Blog: My Katrina Story

Wesley’s Blog: My Katrina Story

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – I remember selling concessions with fellow Troop 35 Boy Scouts at the Superdome during a Friday night Saints game, just 3 days before Katrina’s landfall. When I got home that night and saw the major hurricane was forecast to make a landfall in Louisiana in just a few days, I knew it was time to get my family and loved ones out of harm’s way. I called all of my friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. I also told my parents that we need to go west. With no particular destination i
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Tudor exhibit coming to Hattiesburg

Tudor exhibit coming to Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS – This is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi. The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi will feature 130 original works of art by award winning illustrator Tasha Tudor at an exhibit from October through December at Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg. These pieces are part of a traveling exhibit organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum of Stockbridge, Mass. The exhibit, entitled Tasha Tudor: Aro
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Firefighters battling blaze in Pocahontas

Firefighters battling blaze in Pocahontas

HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) – We have a crew on the scene in Pocahontas, where firefighters are battling, what started out as a small, grass fire. We’re told flames are headed away from homes and into a wooded area. Officials have told us roughly 14 acres have burned so far. The fire is off Highway 49, on North Ratliff Road. Our crew says a few firemen are being treated at the scene for, what looks like symptoms of, being overheated. We’re told at least seven trucks, inclu
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Dozens under observation as Legionnaires' hits prison

Dozens under observation as Legionnaires’ hits prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, prompting a weekend halt to visitors and limited drinking water supplies at the Northern California lockup. An inmate who was diagnosed with the disease was hospitalized in stable condition, and three others were hospitalized after displaying pneumonia-like symptoms but they had not been diagnosed, said Dana Simas, a spokeswoman with the Califor
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Coast women celebrate Katrina anniversary through gardening

Coast women celebrate Katrina anniversary through gardening

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – The sunshine beaming down on East Biloxi today inspired the members of Coastal Women for Change.  They spent the morning in the community garden adjacent to John Henry Beck Park in Biloxi. They dug up the dirt and planted new vegetables in the Division Street garden. Coastal Women for Change chose Katrina’s anniversary for this philanthropy project to remind neighbors the roots in this community are strong. The devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina inspired the start
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Fun Ford Series featuring FocusFest

Fun Ford Series featuring FocusFest

Use our interactive map to find attractions, restaurants and hotels, or download printable maps. Get Our Guides View, download or order the 2015 Memphis Map & Tourist Guide and the 2015 Memphis Destination & Sports Planning Guide. Don’t miss any of the excitement – Car Show, Drag Racing and a SCCA sanctioned Autocross event.  Memphis International Raceway is a sports entertainment destination and is the nation’s most versatile racing facilities. Multi-track complex features a 3/4-mile
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