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Jackson decks out in green for parade

Jackson decks out in green for parade

By Chatham Kennedy

April 4, 2017

Beads and flowers littered the streets of Downtown Jackson on March 18th, 2017. Jacksonians dressed in green tutus, boas, and suits for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This time-honored tradition began in the early 1980s by Malcolm White, owner of Congress Street’s beloved restaurant and b...

Dixie National Rodeo hits town for 52nd consecutive year

One bronc rider strives to achieve a top score on the back of a bucking horse. Photo by Mary Patton Murphy.

By Mary Patton Murphy

February 16, 2017

From February 9th to February 15th, cowboys, cowgirls, horses, bucking bovine, and various country singers filled the Mississippi Coliseum for its 52nd annual Mississippi Dixie National Rodeo. The rodeo, produced by Smith, Harper, and Morgan Rodeo Company as well as the Mississippi Fair Commission, ha...

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