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Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Last Thanksgiving for a Family Tradition - WSJ

The Last Thanksgiving for a Family Tradition - WSJ: Sardis, Miss.

When Thanksgiving comes, our family will head to the farm, as we have for the past 50 years. From Los Angeles to Boston and in between, we’ll make our way to a house in rural Mississippi. The difference, this year, is that it will likely be the last time.

Family traditions come to an end, sometimes abruptly, sometimes gradually, as people drift apart. Our family has foreseen the end for years, but we have been reluctant to make the call. How do you know when the time has come for a ritual to cease?

Volunteers, French Quarter Festivals staff decorate Jackson Square for Christmas | New Orleans - WDSU Home

Volunteers, French Quarter Festivals staff decorate Jackson Square for Christmas | New Orleans - WDSU Home: Thousands of white lights and dozens of giant red and gold bows are now adorning Jackson Square.

For the 10th year, French Quarter Festivals Inc. has been in charge of the Christmassy transformation.

Tree Lighting Magic at the Destin Commons - News - The Destin Log - Destin, FL

Tree Lighting Magic at the Destin Commons - News - The Destin Log - Destin, FL: Thousands of people crowded to the Destin Commons Friday night for the grand arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas Tree on the shopping center’s main street.

Consolidated Catfish expanding operations in Humphreys County - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Consolidated Catfish expanding operations in Humphreys County - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee: Officials from catfish producer and processor Consolidated Catfish announce the company is expanding operations at its facility in Isola, Miss., in Humphreys County. The project represents a corporate investment of $900,000 and will create 12 jobs.

“Mississippi’s existing businesses, such as Consolidated Catfish, are major economic drivers for the state. When they choose to expand, it shows companies around the U.S. and the world that Mississippi provides companies with the competitive edge needed for growth and longevity,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I thank the team at Consolidated Catfish for its commitment to Humphreys County and the state of Mississippi and wish the company many more years of success in Isola.”

Video: Cranberry Harvest 2015 near Lake Nokomis, WI. | Farms.com

Video: Cranberry Harvest 2015 near Lake Nokomis, WI. | Farms.com

Entergy Louisiana cuts off solar net-metering

Entergy Louisiana cuts off solar net-metering: Entergy Louisiana, the state’s largest utility company, announced Wednesday it has exceeded a state cap of 0.5 percent on solar-power production, allowing it to stop providing full credit to solar customers for each unit of energy they place on the grid.

Native Americans in Louisiana Swamps Seek Tribal Recognition - ABC News

Native Americans in Louisiana Swamps Seek Tribal Recognition - ABC News: Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he's an American Indian over the decades he's lived in his Louisiana bayou town — even fighting with his fists to defend his bloodline with the Houma tribe.

"Every day at school they'd beat me up, bloody me up, for being Indian," recalled the 80-year-old Santini, who's worked on tugboats, laid pipelines and built homes. "We became good fighters because they beat us up so much. Even teachers didn't like me ... We earned our respect with fights!"