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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mississippi Songwriters Festival bringing bigger-than-ever crowds to downtown Ocean Springs | gulflive.com

Mississippi Songwriters Festival bringing bigger-than-ever crowds to downtown Ocean Springs | gulflive.com: OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- The Mississippi Songwriters Festival got off to another great start Friday night, with bigger and better crowds than ever before.

Up and down the streets in downtown Ocean Springs, where several of the festival venues are located, crowds filed in to see an array of talented performers ply their trade.

In some locations, crowds were so thick they poured out into the street.

"It's been a good turnout," said Aaron Bond, General Manager at Tom's Extreme Pizza. "Probably a little more than last year.

The Alabama-Ole Miss College Gameday sign battle is heated



ESPN's College Gameday is in Tuscaloosa, Ala. where the Crimson Tide are looking to avenge a 2014 suffered againt Ole Miss. 
Kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium isn't until 9:15 p.m. EST, but the trash talking via signs behind the set are in fourth-quarter form. Second-ranked Alabama is the favorite against No. 15 Ole Miss, but who do you think is winning the pregame war of words? 

Mississippi Day to fill Albany's Lincoln Park with Southern food, music


Here's what's cooking for Saturday's fourth annual Mississippi Day in Lincoln Park: 100 pounds of pulled pork, 10 cases of ribs, 10 cases of chicken, 12 cases of collard greens, 50 large pans of cornbread and big pots of black-eyed peas, ham hocks and chitlins.
It's a feast of Southern food, and it's all free.
Organizers from the grass-roots South End neighborhood organization, AVillage, whose leaders are natives of Mississippi, are prepared to feed 1,000 people.
They've enlisted a team of folks skilled in Southern cooking and 150 student volunteers who will help with food preparation from the University at Albany, The College of Saint Rose and Siena College.
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Mississippi-Day-to-fill-Albany-s-Lincoln-Park-6512779.php

Locked out of boom, buyers hunt for new housing hot spots | Miami Herald

Locked out of boom, buyers hunt for new housing hot spots | Miami Herald: Lionel and Tanya Lightbourne have been house hunting for 11 years — longer than they’ve been married.

They still haven’t closed a deal.

Their credit is good. They’ve found financing. But skyrocketing home values have priced them out of South Florida’s housing boom, even in the inexpensive North Dade area of Ives Estates where they want to live. Too often the old and creaky homes they can afford fail inspections required by first-time home buyer mortgage programs.

“We’re looking anywhere from $150,000 to $250,000,” said Lionel Lightbourne, a social worker in Liberty City. “We’re finding stuff in our price range, but we keep getting outbid.”

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