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Vishwesh Bhatt

Vishwesh Bhatt, who has worked as executive chef at the Snackbar restaurant in Oxford for 10 years, recently received the Best Chef South designation during the James Beard Foundation's annual ...

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Band of the Day: RAM

People often refer to music as the universal language bridging the gap between cultures and breaking down communication barriers. Rhythms speak to people regardless of where they're from, and that ...

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Matt Wallner

University of Southern Mississippi outfielder Matt Wallner, a Preseason Conference USA Player of the Year and finalist for the Ferriss Trophy, and his team have plenty to play for this ...

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Lydia West

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Lydia West's strong memories of her family spending time in the kitchen and eating together with friends started a life-long interest in food, ...

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A.J. Brown

The Titans' top draft pick is busy with meetings out of sight from prying eyes as reporters got their one look at Tennessee's latest crop of rookies. Luckily, A.J. Brown ...

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Todd Snider

Todd Snider's new album, "Cash Cabin Sessions Vol. 3," is like getting a visit from an old friend you haven't seen for a long time. It is easy, filled with ...

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Cooper Johnson

University of Mississippi junior catcher Cooper Johnson was one of the few bright spots for the Rebels in a tight battle for in the SEC West, as he went two-for-four ...

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James Meredith

Mississippi native civil-rights activist James Meredith is conducting a tour of the Jackson Hinds Library System to raise awareness of the importance of public libraries in educating African Americans of ...

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Jerry Keahey Sr.

A photographer who captured iconic images of black students challenging segregation is donating his camera to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Troop Brand

When Troop Brand was 5 years old, he led an adult choir at Mt. Calvary Church in Vicksburg in front of the whole congregation. Twenty-three years later, he performs in ...

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Regina Wallace

Ever since Brandon native Regina Wallace opened Heavenly Sweetz Bakery inside The Hatch in midtown in October 2018, her business has expanded beyond the confines of the bakery's storefront.

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D.J. Hawkins

Clarksdale native D.J. Hawkins became fascinated with gastroenterology, or the study of the digestive system, at age 15 when he began researching the field after developing chronic gastrointestinal reflux disease, ...

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Jake Mangum

Sports fans would be hard-pressed to find many college baseball players who enjoyed a week as good as Mississippi State University outfielder Jake Mangum.

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Felecia Nave

It was a warm homecoming for Felecia M. Nave, unanimously named as the 20th president of Alcorn State University on Wednesday by Mississippi College Board trustees.

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Hillary Watkins

Jackson State University senior Hillary Watkins was one of 21 competitors who entered the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions on Jan. 12.