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Jackson (Hinds, Mississippi)

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  • Hammond Envisions Future Transportation Hub

    Hammond Envisions Future Transportation Hub
    Hammond may some day be home to a busy transportation hub, complete with trains and buses and a parking garage. Amtrak comes through Hammond twice a day. Hammond leaders would like its transportation possibilities to grow. "We're tying in rail. We're...
  • 5 years after Katrina: New Orleans family now calls Central Florida home

    5 years after Katrina: New Orleans family now calls Central Florida home
    Inside the red-brick Oviedo home, a framed poster hangs by the front door with the words from a song recorded by Louis Armstrong: Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans. Theresa and Ron Haggerty know what it means to miss New Orleans. Theresa...
  • Review: 'Where I Must Go' by Angela Jackson

    Review: 'Where I Must Go' by Angela Jackson
    "Where I Must Go" By Angela Jackson Northwestern University Press, 336 pages, $24.95 Chicago poet Angela Jackson has written an atmospheric first novel set amid the turbulent social change of the late 1960s. The novel’s central action takes place...
  • The Valley Line: 'The Help' gets a local showing

    Whoever heard of June Gloom in August? Most of the television weather people were chattering last week about the cloudy mornings, calling the weather some kind of phenomenon. Of course by the time you read this column, the clouds will be gone and it will...
  • Man Drives 1400 Miles For 150 Pizzas

    Man Drives 1400 Miles For 150 Pizzas
    Would you drive 1400 miles for your favorite slice of pizza? David Schuler drove from Jackson, Mississippi to his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts for one. Schuler takes this trip every other year to stock up on pizza and visit family. On this...
  • Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

    Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
    The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
  • Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later

    Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later
    As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
  • 10 things you might not know about hurricanes

    10 things you might not know about hurricanes
    It's hurricane season, as the East Coast doesn't need to be told in the wake of Irene. Here's a Category 10 set of facts: 1. Hurricane, typhoon or cyclone? It isn't as simple as you might think, according to the Atlantic Oceanographic and...
  • Oxford, Miss.: The center of William Faulkner's cosmos

    Oxford, Miss.: The center of William Faulkner's cosmos
    "The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote in 1951, two years after winning the Nobel Prize for literature. It's one of his best-known lines, but I don't think I ever truly understood it until I came to Oxford. For more than...
  • Jailed Mississippi Sisters Freed For Kidney Donation

    Jailed Mississippi Sisters Freed For Kidney Donation
    PEARL, Miss. -- Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison on Friday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver SUV. That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has...
  • Carnegie recognizes 2 La., 4 Miss. schools

    Carnegie recognizes 2 La., 4 Miss. schools
    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes four Mississippi colleges and universities and two in Louisiana for working with their communities.       They're among 154 schools that applied for the community engagement...
  • 50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South

    50 years ago, a local man rode into history as a Freedom Rider in the Jim Crow South
    Sometimes I'll tackle a white-hot topic in this space that inspires readers to become writers. Amid the slings and arrows of rejoinder, some gracious letter-writer might offer an attaboy for my "courage." And I smile. But not for the reason you...