Poke Salad Revue — Issue #14

It’s wild. It’s Southern. And it grows anywhere there’s sun.


William Carey cancels classes; asks volunteers to hold off recovery effortswww.wlox.com
Officials at William Carey University are asking that volunteers hold off on coming to the campus to help with cleanup and recovery efforts following Saturday morning’s devastating tornado.

Former Rebel Manning Finalist For NFL Man Of The Year www.cbssports.com
Eli Manning recognized for on and off-the-field contributions…

VIDEO: Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Offwww.wcbi.com

It’s that time of the year again, when area girl scouts will come knocking on your door to buy cookies.

Coast casino revenue is highest since 2008 www.sunherald.com
The Coast casinos finished 2016 with a 4 percent increase in gross casino revenue, and the highest since 2008 and the national recession.

Hundreds Protest for Women’s Rights in Jackson in Sister March to D.C. www.jacksonfreepress.com
Hundreds of women, men and children protested in downtown Jackson on Saturday in a sister event to the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., in support of women’s rights.

MSU Riley Center announces spring/summer series www.meridianstar.com

A season of shows which have become local audience favorites — as well as ones with the potential to earn similar status — will highlight the MSU Riley Center’s 2017 Spring/Summer Performing Arts Series.

‘Out of this World’ exhibit opens at MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library cdispatch.com

Eye-catching astronomical and scientific illustrations will be on display Jan. 24-Feb. 28 at Mississippi State’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

‘Metreticious Restraint’ exhibit opens in Cullis Wade gallery cdispatch.com

Large scale, mixed media installations and works on paper by a Minnesota artist and educator will be on display through March 31 at Mississippi State’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Extension hosting Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer interest meeting djournal.com

The Monroe County Extension Service will host a Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer (MHV) interest meeting Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at its office, which is located at 517 Highway 145 North, Suite 1 in Aberdeen. The mission of MHV clubs is to strengthen families through education and community involvement.

The South

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead www.wafb.com

Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina were hit by a powerful storm system that tore across the Deep South over the weekend, killing 19 people, including 15 in south Georgia.

Veterans as entrepreneurs: New Orleans man helps fellow vets start businesses www.nola.com
VetLaunch, started in 2014, helps veterans launch businesses.

What we know about Mitch Landrieu’s proposed 3 a.m. closed-door rule for New Orleans bars www.theadvocate.com
In a dramatic change for a city known for a culture of all-hours street parties, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration is seeking to crack down on pedestrians reveling outside

Coyote makes way to second-floor balcony of Dat Dog on Frenchmen Streetwww.wdsu.com
The business, known for its hot dogs and sausages, said it’s not entirely sure how the coyote got inside, but believes it was hungry and looking for food.

Doggie king cakes at Cafe Du Bone have all the pups barking this Mardi Gras wgno.com
Your four-legged friend doesn’t have to be left out of the Carnival fun. Did you know you can buy your dogs, doggie king cakes? News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez shows you what all the dogs will be paw-ing for from Cafe Du Bone in Slidell.

New Orleans Essential Vegetarian Restaurants nola.eater.com
Going meatless never tasted so good

Pho in New Orleans: 15 Tasty Spots nola.eater.com
Vietnamese soup spots for the cold days ahead

18 New Orleans Restaurants Where Dessert Steals The Show nola.eater.com

You will want to save room…

The Cocktail Heatmap: Where To Drink Right Now nola.eater.com
With the help of the Eater 38 and the Eater Heatmap, it’s a breeze to find out where to eat right now, whether it’s a hot newcomer or an old neighborhood standby. Now it’s just as easy to find out…

Former St. Roch Market vendors ready their own Lee Circle restaurant www.nola.com
Artis and Lesley Turner call their upcoming breakfast and lunch cafe Pressed. The menu will be wraps pressed like panini.

Over 9,000 participate in Memphis Women’s March thedmonline.com
Over 9,000 people filled streets once occupied by civil rights workers, civil disobedience protestors, and Martin Luther King Jr. bearing an array of signs.

State Giving $1 Million to 29 Communities for Tourism


State officials say 29 Tennessee communities will receive more than $1 million in grants to improve tourism infrastructure.

Hundreds of Arkansas women join national Trump protest www.fox13memphis.com

Hundreds of women in Little Rock and other Arkansas cities joined hundreds of thousands more in cities around the world to rally for equal rights.

Gator leaps onto Florida airboat live on Facebook www.msnewsnow.com
This unbelievable video was recorded Tuesday on Facebook Live by Tylor Hindery while visiting Florida.

“Hunted” Cast Member Lives on Gulf Coastwkrg.com

The hit show, “Hunted,” premiered right here on WKRG tonight at 9PM. It’s a reality show where hunters find teams of two fugitives who are actors. One of the hunters lives right here on the Gulf Coast. Griff Garrison, part of Alpha Team One, lives in Fort Walton Beach.


Saints QB Drew Brees named to Pro Bowl squad sportsnola.com
Brees will replace Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at the Pro Bowl, whose team advanced to the Super Bowl.

Colts executive says Sean Payton’s associate reached out to gauge interest: reports www.nola.com
Payton signed an extension with the Saints in 2016

Etc. Etc.

Nomad List — Best Cities to Live and Work Remotely for Digital Nomadsnomadlist.com
The best cities to live and work remotely for Digital Nomads, based on cost of living, internet speed, weather and other metrics. For startups that work remotely and digital nomads.

Why This Couple Gave Away Their Priceless Art Collection to All 50 States thecreatorsproject.vice.com
The Herb and Dorothy Vogel Story: How two NYC public servants amassed one of the country’s most important art collections.

28 Starbucks Menu Items that Diet Experts Love www.eatthis.com
These 28 delicious sips and bites can all fit into just about any diet plan!

Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space www.smithsonianmag.com
The International Space Station’s resident fish shed light on life in microgravity

RECALL ALERT: Sierra Nevada recalls select beers due to possible www.wlox.com
As of Sunday, January 22, Sierra Nevada has issued a select voluntary recall for certain 12-ounce Sierra Nevada beers which may contain a glass packaging flaw.

13 Must-See Flicks Coming to Sundance This Year www.wired.com
These are the films coming to Park City, Utah that we’re most psyched about.

6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Loverwww.nationalgeographic.com
Get a taste for each corner of the world.

Abandoned theme park is Westworld IRL and it’s just as disturbingmashable.com
Where is the center of the maze, Dolores?

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022futurism.com
IBM is excited about what the future holds for us in terms of technology within the next five years. They predict there will be enhanced medical abilities available to us via our smartphones, devices that will give people new abilities, and, pretty much, AI enhanced everything.

Addicted to Facebook? Your genes may be to blame www.latimes.com
By studying twins, researchers were able to estimate the role that genes play in determining how much we’re addicted to social media, online games and the like.

Women’s March Signs Are Headed To Museums And Libraries Across The Globe www.huffingtonpost.com
Here’s a breakdown of some of those sign collecting efforts.

How to throw the perfect Galentine’s Day party www.canadianliving.com

Share the love with your friends this February 13th by hosting a Galentine’s Day party.

Just Like Love, We Can Feel Friendships at First Sight nymag.com
The psychology of “friendship chemistry.”

NASA releases images of Pluto www.wlox.com
More than 100 high resolution images of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft show the dwarf planet’s surface.

Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl 51 www.today.com
The country superstar will take the field on Feb. 5 to belt out “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the big game kicks off at NRG Stadium in Houston.

38 years later, Marine returns book that traveled world www.wlox.com
The hardbound copy of “The Hobbit” was in great demand among Marines and sailors in the 1980s, making it onto eight different ships in the western Pacific.

Passionately curious.