Mississippi tax collections grow strongly for third year

July 2, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi tax collections continued growing strongly in the just-concluded budget year, posting another year of 5 percent growth and ensuring that money will be available to […]

Snapshots of bluesman Robert Johnson lead to family tug-of-war headed to Mississippi Supreme Court

September 13, 2013 in Entertainment, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Only two photographs of bluesman Robert Johnson — said to have sold his soul to the devil for his guitar talent — are known to exist.

One, known as the “studio portrait,” was made for Johnson by Hooks Brothers Studios in Memphis, Tenn. The other, referred to as “the dime store portrait” or “the photo booth self-portrait,” was taken by Johnson himself.

Johnson’s heirs have been fighting over those photos — and his music — for nearly two decades…

Houston Stackhouse to get blues trail marker today

September 26, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

While Houston Stackhouse never became a major name in the blues, he still played an influential role in the history of the Delta blues as a sideman and mentor.

A Wesson, Miss. native, Stackhouse will be honored today with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail at 2 p.m. in his hometown. The unveiling will take place at 1047 8th Street. This is the 162nd marker on the blues trail.

Officials seek church’s OK to move Robert Johnson Blues marker

March 9, 2012 in Entertainment, News

http://www.forextradingsystemss.com By Monica Land Marker was knocked down in December 2011 GREENWOOD – Officials working with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) hope to meet with representatives of a local church […]