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Shelby Gorman peruses a new cookbook at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Gorman and Elizabeth Hinckley are the co-managers of the business. Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss. (Kerrigan Herret/The Commonwealth via AP)

Big on books

Jan. 25, 2020 12:02 AM EST

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — The managers of Turnrow Book Co. hope to bring people together at their store. “I’d love to be a place where all of the various fractured segments of our population can feel like they can come — that there’s books we have for them, there’s events...

UL's Higgins is a 'survivor' toiling to set a good example

Jan. 5, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — When Ragin’ Cajuns starting defensive lineman Bennie Higgins walked across Cajun Field during UL’s Senior Day late in November, the little guy running to greet him – Bennie Jr. – latched onto a special man. He is someone who’s been living three...

Missionary priests help Hispanics in Mississippi Delta

Dec. 29, 2019 9:40 AM EST

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Catholic priests known as Redemptorists have spent five years expanding outreach to the Hispanic community in the Mississippi Delta. The missionary priests are moving away for other assignments, the Greenwood Commonwealth reported. "I think we made great strides,” said the...

Mississippi man seeks advice on holding 2 offices at once

Dec. 14, 2019 10:23 AM EST

SUMMIT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is seeking legal advice on holding two elected offices at the same time. The state attorney general's office has previously said it's OK in some circumstances. The Enterprise Journal reports that Daryl Porter Jr. is serving his second term as a town councilman in...

Greenwood spending millions to improve some of its streets

Dec. 4, 2019 4:23 PM EST

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A city in the Mississippi Delta is taking on $6.3 million of debt to pay for street improvements. Greenwood is issuing bonds to finance repaving and other projects. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the city may receive the money in late December, days after a chancery court...