Official 2018 Mississippi Book Festival Art Revealed

On Tuesday, June 19, the Mississippi Book Festival revealed this year’s official art, an oil painting from Mississippi native artist Baxter Knowlton that features bestselling Mississippi author Jesmyn Ward. “Both artist and subject represent the best of our state,” festival director Holly Lange said in a release. “The works of these remarkably talented Mississippians reveal an intense love of their craft. We are grateful for their support of the festival.”

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Water Outages Off Highway 80 Begins Friday Night

Water will be shut off for a few locations in Jackson, starting today at 5 p.m.

In a press release from the Office of the Mayor, it states that 1300-1399 Morson Road, Jackson Highway and 4100-4499 US Hwy 80 W are affected by this water outage. The release states that when water pressure is restored, a precautionary boil water notice will be in affect for those locations. Continue Reading

Mississippi in the 2017 MLB Draft

No sports draft gets the hype and hoopla of the NFL Draft. It is a major event with both ESPN and the NFL Network broadcasting all seven rounds. The NBA Draft, which takes place Thursday, June 22, this year, has plenty of hype but not at the level of the NFL Draft. It also has coverage two networks, with NBA TV and ESPN showing the event. Last week, MLB held its draft of high school and college players, but didn’t receive the wall-to-wall coverage of its counterparts in other sports. Continue Reading