Asylum Hill grant boosts mission to record descendants’ stories

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON – “King Cotton” lured John Benedict Whitfill from his life in Kentucky to the place he would die.

During the hard times of the Great Depression, he hauled his family and furniture in a Chevy truck to Mississippi, moving eventually to the Delta, where he expected to reap promised riches wrapped in cotton.


Man from Conehatta, two others indicted on fraud against Choctaws

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Randy Lamar Anderson, 46, of Conehatta, and Kevin Edwards, 47, of Walnut Grove, and  Roderick Bell, 40, of Philadelphia, were recently indicted by a federal grand jury for theft or embezzlement and wire fraud in separate schemes to defraud the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians government with false claims for travel reimbursement payments, an




Peaveys to be honored at Governor’s Arts Awards

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Hartley and Mary Peavey, owners and operators of Peavey Electronics founded by Hartley in 1965,  will receive the Governor’s Choice Award the 31st annual Governor’s Arts Awards.

The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson. A public reception at 4:30 p.m. will precede the ceremony.



Gipson establishes partnership with National Indian American Chamber of Commerce

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JACKSON — Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson was joined by Dr. Swati Vijay Kulkarni, Consul General of India, and KV Kumar, Chairman and CEO of the National Indian American Chamber of Commerce (NIACC) to sign an agreement establishing the Mississippi Chapter of the National Indian American Chamber of Commerce.


Justice Griffis to take Supreme Court oath Feb. 1

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

New Supreme Court Justice T. Kenneth Griffis Jr. of Ridgeland will take the oath of office Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. in the Supreme Court En Banc Courtroom in Jackson 

Chief Justice Michael K. Randolph will administer the oath of office to Associate Justice Griffis as one of the first duties as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.



Eating Smart and Being Active May Be Easier Than You Think

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

We have all heard that Mississippi has one of the highest rates of overweight and obesity among adults in the nation.  Being overweight or obese can lead to health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.  Southern cooking and our love of soul food might make you think healthy eating is difficult.



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