Mississippi Supreme Court decision, 4/30: Experts in Med Mal cases

The Mississippi Supreme Court published one opinion today, McDonald v. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, a divided opinion in which the court split 7-2, with Carlson in the majority and Kitchens dissenting, joined by Graves. The opinion splits over qualification of expert witnesses used by the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice action. The suit was against […]

Muscle Shoals concert and conference, Saturday May 3rd


Soul fans know Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham as having played on and written some of the great songs of late 60s and 70s soul– “Dark End of the Street,” “Do Right Woman- Do Right Man,” “The Letter,” “I’m Your Puppet,” etc. Oldham’s electric piano graces some of Aretha Franklin’s late 60s hits. […]

Tonight’s Thacker Mountain on Mississippi Public Radio and on the Web

If you can’t be at the Thacker Show tonight, there will be two broadcasts available– the usual live one on 92.1 Rebel Radio at 6:00, and then, immediately following at 7:00 PM on statewide Mississippi Public Radio; you can listen on the web here.

You should really try to be there; it will be a […]

Murder in Greenville

Perhaps this should be the subject for Ace Atkins’s next crime novel?

The one thing you need to know here is that this TV commercial is not a parody.

h/t Intrepid Process Server.

Martha Foose’s Screen Doors and Sweet Tea is in a straw poll on Beard cookbook award

Project Foodie is doing a straw poll of the Beard Award cookbook finalists. Friend-of-the-blog Martha Foose is up for the American Cooking award, for her fine book on Mississippi Delta cookery, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook.

Vote early! Vote often!

Thursday Morning Various

The Clarion Ledger is reporting that Fred McDowell’s blues trail marker will be dedicated in Como on May 7th, and that Bonnie Raitt, who is also playing at Memphis in May, plans to attend the event, which will include music from Nathanial Warren, R.L. Boyce & the Como Breakdown and singer Mary Ann “Action” […]

Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, also on Thacker tomorrow…

I’ve posted about Othar Turner before; he was part of a fife and drum tradition that at one time was all across the south– I know examples in Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina, but it has disappeared everywhere but the environs of Como, Mississippi. She became the leader of her grandfather’s band when he died […]

Marty Stuart on Thursday’s Thacker Mountain Radio

As I’ve noted, Marty Stuart, along with his wife, Connie Smith, and the Rising Star Fife and Drum band are the music for the Thacker Mountain Radio benefit show at the Ford Center Thursday night at 6:00 PM. For $10, you get a ticket to the radio show, a Marty Stuart concert thereafter, and you […]

Daily Mississippian uses inappropriate language to refer to player on newly coed Ole Miss baseball squad

H/t to my underemployed staff

Al Green, Memphis in May-Beale Street Fest this weekend

Al Green is performing Saturday at Memphis in May. Here he is doing Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” followed by”Take Me to the River,” on Soul Train.