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by CAMILLE MORRIS        No need to wait for Thanksgiving or Christmas to prepare special meals for family and friends. These days, any opportunity to get together and share a meal is a reason...

LAGNIAPPE — How God introduced a Jackson man to his musical heroes

By KATIE EUBANKS          In the 1950s and ‘60s, Jacksonian Bill Morris fell in love with doo-wop music. He listened to groups like The Drifters (known for “Under the Boardwalk” and “This...

LAGNIAPPE — St. Catherine’s Village receives CARF accreditation

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT — 3 cheers for food and freedom

By REBECCA TURNER   3 cheers for food and freedom   July 4th is all about patriotic music, red-white-and-blue food, and fireworks to celebrate our country’s freedom. But it is also a time...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — Recipes approved by Dad

Recipes by KATHERINE COWGER Recipes approved by Dad In honor of Father’s Day, we asked our friend Katherine Cowger for a few dad-friendly recipes we could share with the men in our lives this month....

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — One mom’s favorites

Recipes by JAY MORGAN One mom’s favorites   In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked Friday Night Porch Party’s “better half,” Lou Anne Morgan, which dishes she liked best. These were three of her...

AUTHOR Q&A — Jackson native’s book can help you learn a new song

  Jackson native’s book can help you learn a new song   Ginny Owens was born and raised in Jackson, attended Murrah High School and the Mississippi School for the Blind, and has developed...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT — A feast for Easter (or anytime)

Recipes by JAY MORGAN PHOTOS COURTESY FRIDAY NIGHT PORCH PARTY   A feast for Easter (or anytime) For a few recipes worthy of Easter Sunday dinner — but with a twist — we went back to our...

LAGNIAPPE — Pinelake honors civil rights champions with scholarship

By KIM MILLER   Pinelake honors civil rights champions with scholarship        Last month, Mississippi’s largest Southern Baptist church donated $200,000 to establish an endowment fund at...

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