Poke Salad Revue — Issue #28

It’s wild. It’s Southern…and it grows anywhere there’s sun! Stay tuned each week for new episodes with Shawn and Kelly and the Poke Salad Podcast at www.pokesaladpodcast.com.


From Mississippi Blues to Grammy Gold www.jacksonfreepress.com
When the 59th annual Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 12, Mississippians will have more reason to watch than just the performances and celebrities at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

MS Supreme Court rules on “demon chipmunk” computer voice www.msnewsnow.com

The Mississippi Supreme Court says it has no power to settle a dispute over how the Legislature operates.

Ole Miss Community enlisted in Feed the Hunger campaignwww.clarionledger.com

Seven years ago, University of Mississippi student Mary Katherine Perry Phillips helped launch a campus Feed the Hunger campaign to provide thousands of meals for impoverished children in Kenya, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jamaica and rural Kentucky.

Mississippi teens compete to be Youth of the Yearwww.clarionledger.com
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi will host annual scholarship event.

60th Miss Mississippi to welcome reigning Miss America www.vicksburgpost.com
The 60th crowning of Miss Mississippi will bring out the celebrities for this year’s Miss Mississippi Pageant. For the diamond anniversary, which will be held June 21 through 24, former winners of the Miss Mississippi crowns are scheduled to emcee, perform and judge, during the 4-day competition.

Book review: ‘Mississippi’s American Indians’www.hattiesburgamerican.com
James F. Barnett Jr.’s book on Mississippi’s American Indians may be best opening chapter to bicentennial observance.

Governor’s Awards set for Feb. 16www.clarionledger.com
The 29th annual Governor’s Arts Awards will honor the Mississippi Opera, Sammy Britt, Vasti Jackson, William Ferris, Lucy Richardson Janoush and Jaimoe.

South Mississippi casinos keep upping their game with new amenities www.sunherald.com
Amenities are continually being updated inside South Mississippi’s 12 casinos and what’s new is evident now on the outside with Friday’s opening of The Blind Tiger on the beach at Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi and the announcement of Mississippi’s first Saltgrass Steak House across from Golden Nugget Biloxi.

Mardi Gras invades South Mississippi www.wlox.com
Two Mardi Gras parades are getting ready to roll in Ocean Springs this afternoon — the Elks’ and the Krewe Unique parades.

Graffiti that once got him arrested now on display in Fishbone Alley www.sunherald.com
Graffiti artist Nicholas Cook once got arrested for his spray-painted art. Now his art is on a wall in Fishbone Alley in downtown Gulfport.

MGM Park again features a healthy high school baseball slate www.sunherald.com
There will be at least eight high school games played at MGM Park during the 2017 season.

Laurel Company looks for sweet success in pickles www.wapt.com
Version of kool-aid pickles making waves

Pilgrimage Garden Club announces tableaux court www.natchezdemocrat.com
The Pilgrimage Garden Club has announced its 2017 royal court for the Historic Natchez Tableaux. The court will serve the Pilgrimage Garden Club’s king and queen during their reign in the upcoming Spring Pilgrimage March 18 — April 18.

Applications open for Mardi Gras Parade www.starkvilledailynews.com
The Claiborne at Adelaide will be hosting a Mardi Gras Parade on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and are accepting applications for floats until Friday, Feb. 20.

Nurse runs 100 miles in 29 hours for cancer charitywww.clarionledger.com
Angela Hammack of Brandon combines her passion for running and her determination to raise cancer awareness.

Run 4 Rotary | It’s Mississippi Cool www.youtube.com

The Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club’s third annual Run 4 Rotary at Renaissance in Ridgeland celebrates the 100th anniversary of the…

Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes keeping blues alive in Bentoniawww.clarionledger.com
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes owns, operates and performs at what is believed to be Mississippi’s oldest remaining juke joint, the Blue Front Cafe.

VIDEO: Grammy Winning Singer Pays Northeast Mississippi A Visitwww.wcbi.com

Grammy Award winning singer David Phelps made a stop in Mississippi this weekend.

Oxford Film Fest introduces new ticketing features djournal.com
With less than two weeks left to go, the Oxford Film Festival is expecting a drastic increase in the number attendees from last year based on ticket sales alone. There are also a few new features regarding ticket sales for the film fest.

Volunteer-2017 — Oxford Film Festivaloxfordfilmfest.com
The Oxford Film Festival is held annually in Oxford, Mississippi and celebrates independent film.

Community engagement remains a work in progress djournal.com

Recommendations made last fall to remedy racial rifts mostly remain under discussion or in the early implementation phases by Mayor Jason Shelton’s administration.

The South

Free Krispy Kreme doughnut with coffee purchase in February www.al.com
Buy a cup of coffee this month from Krispy Kreme and get a free doughnut.

Mardi Gras as it was 180 years ago www.mardigras.com
‘A lot of masqueraders were parading through our streets’

Tulane kidney transplant featured in TIME magazine news.tulane.edu
Susan Fredriksen followed through with something most would never consider.

Canvas of Controversy: Officer’s paintings reflect city’s proble www.msnewsnow.com

NOPD Detective Charlie Hoffacker works with a team of investigators tackling high-profile crimes. They have a front row seat to the gory side of New Orleans.

A peek inside the brothels of Storyville, thanks to E.J. Bellocq www.nola.com
Part of a tricentennial series looking back at the people and events that made New Orleans.

The history of St. Louis Cathedral: From a drawing in the dirt to a New Orleans icon www.nola.com
Part of a tricentennial series looking back at the people and events that made New Orleans.

Remembering the man: Martin Luther King Jr. a person of extreme love, characterwww.montgomeryadvertiser.com
The legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

UNA marketing students help launch new bakery www.timesdaily.com

Baking unique cakes was just a hobby for Janna Prestage, but once people outside her circle of family and friends learned of her creativity, it quickly became more.

Out of the Wood www.timesdaily.com
Rick Adams’ studio is in a picturesque setting on the edge of the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in Decatur. One sweeping 360-degree look around the studio tells a story of Adams’

3 things Alabamians Googled more often since Trump became president www.al.com
It’s been three months since Donald Trump pulled off an upset win over Hillary Clinton to become America’s 45th president. And what a whirlwind it’s been.

In an age of division, Alabamians star in new documentary series uniting us all www.al.com
Today, we bring you the start of a new American documentary series with a big goal: bridging the gap between people.

Things to do in Mobile, Feb. 12–18 www.al.com
There’s more to this week than Mardi Gras!

Lofty goals: Apartment plan would change face of downtown Prattvillewww.montgomeryadvertiser.com
This group is banking on a $20 million project to put loft style apartments in Prattville’s iconic downtown landmark.

Firefighter’s chili wins top prize in contest


A firefighter’s secret recipe beat out more than two dozen competitors Saturday during the 11th annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cook-off at the Bryant Conference Center.

Golfer fights off alligator with a putter www.msnewsnow.com
He says if it weren’t for his Cleveland putter, he might not be here.

North Carolina man still skating up a storm at 90 wreg.com
“I’m having too much fun roller skating — get up, get off the couch and find something to do that’s active.”

Story of the Week: The Great Eaters of Georgiastoryoftheweek.loa.org
A champion of America’s great writers and timeless works, Library of America guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that best reflects the nation’s history and culture.

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How PCs were advertised in the 1990s medium.freecodecamp.com

Today, hard drives are boring. You can buy a terabyte hard drive for $50. But back in the day, people would get excited when they saw ads announcing even 10 megabyte hard drives.

Homemade Conversation Hearts Recipe www.seriouseats.com
Sprite gives the candies a faint acidity that helps them taste like the real thing, and to that same end I’ve made suggestions for how to flavor each color to match the classic flavor line up. But don’t hesitate to experiment! No doubt you’ll think of all sorts of fun, alternative flavor pairings limited only by the extracts or freeze dried fruits you can get your hands on.

Disney announces 2019 opening for Star Wars Lands www.foxnews.com
The 14-acre attractions were announced in 2015 and are under construction at the parks.

Monkeys and dogs judge humans by how they treat others www.newscientist.com
Experiments show that both canines and capuchins prefer those of us who help other people, hinting that morality may have a more-ancient origin than thought

25 Easy and Fun DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts for Everyonewww.decoist.com
It is that time of the year again when love is in the air. Everywhere you look, you will stumble across heart motifs, bright scarlet and plenty of chocolat

2017 Grammys Nominees Playlistpeople.com
Jam to Grammy nominees like Beyoncé, Adele, Justin Bieber and Drake

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklisthbr.org
To change your behavior, start tracking it.

Stream Prince’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, iHeartRadio and morewww.cnet.com
The late singer’s large catalog of music is now available on all streaming platforms.

You Can Rent Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock’s Home www.architecturaldigest.com
Live like the star for $15,000 a month

Passionately curious.