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Reminder: Tomorrow, Jon Langford of the Mekons on Thacker Mountain Radio, and more.

Tomorrow, Jon Langford will be in town for three events:  He will be on Thacker Mountain Radio, then at a reception at Southside Gallery to show his art (paintings and prints).  On Friday, he will do a show at the 2 Stick, with a $10 cover.

There will be a really nice piece […]

Westside, Alcorn and Rodney: Rapid Ramblings through Jefferson and Claiborne Counties, Part 3 of 3

This is part 3 of a three part trip through the Jefferson and Claiborne County areas of Mississippi. Here’s part 1 and part 2.

From Port Gibson on Rodney Road, we traveled about ten miles to the site of Windsor Ruins.  Several hundred yards before Windsor on the East side of the […]

Thomas Hines’s Faulkner book is now online, with its photographs.

Thomas Hines grew up in Oxford; his mother was a long-time elementary school teacher here and his father a professor on campus.  Thomas Hineshas published books about modern architecture, and is a “notable professor emeritus of history and architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles.”

He obviously spent decades coming back to […]

Ben Mims asks his mom in Kosciusko for understanding, and consoles himself with cake.

Mississippi native Ben Mims begins an article about layer cakes in Saveur magazine by describing his relationship with his mother:

Prior to October 7, 2010, my mother and I were the best of friends. A consummate Southern lady, Judy Mims is a fantastic cook, gossiper, and mom—and in her relationship with me she […]

Church Hill and Port Gibson’s Church Street: Rapid Ramblings through Jefferson and Claiborne Counties, Part 2 of 3

This is part 2 of a three part trip through the Jefferson and Claiborne County areas of Mississippi. Here’s part 1.

About 6.6 miles north of State Highway 553 and its intersection with U.S. Highway 61 is Church Hill, the location of Christ Church, which was the first Episcopal congregation in Mississippi.


Monday Morning Various

Barbour thinks the fight for the Republican nomination could go to the convention. Next month, the last volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English comes out.  It’s volume five of a project that started in the 60s, and it ends with the word zydeco.  Well, not exactly the last volume– there will […]

Jefferson College: Rapid Ramblings through Jefferson and Claiborne Counties, Part 1 of 3

The Mississippi Historic Preservation site’s list of 106 Mississippi places you should see was an interesting opportunity to focus on travels through the state. Recently, I was in Natchez, and wanted to take our friend Larry Wells to parts of Claiborne and Jefferson Counties that were my family’s old stomping grounds.

This gave me […]

Sign observed in Mr. Chen’s Chinese restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi

There are some things that just need to be destroyed.

A court has ordered the destruction of one of them.

The Drug Court Case ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.

The Mississippi Supreme Court this afternoon did not decide the pardons case.  The rumor mill once again proves faulty.

On the other hand, they did cast aside (as opposed to decide) the Lafayette County Drug Court case, holding that the case is moot.  Here’s an earlier post about the case.

The reason it is […]