Poke Salad Revue — Issue #38

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.


Mississippi

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‘Life changing chicken’ coming soon to Mississippi — msbusiness.com

Construction will begin soon on the first of six restaurant locations for a franchise new to Mississippi that promises “life changing chicken.”

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Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction — www.wlox.com 
 Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting and printing out their words longhand.

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New steakhouses heading to Coast — msbusiness.com

In the heart of the seafood loving Mississippi Coast, where menus tend to be top- heavy with shrimp, oysters, crabs and fish dishes, a couple of new restaurants are specializing in sizzling steaks served with traditional sides and top brands of wine and liquor.

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Sewn with love: Prospective JA members make special blankets for patients — www.natchezdemocrat.com 
 Simple pieces of fabric, ribbons, buttons and zippers have been lovingly transformed into therapy for the mind and soul for area dementia patients.

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FOR Natchez downtown revitalization project kicks off Monday — www.natchezdemocrat.com 
 The group seeking to revitalize downtown will kick off the project Monday with a public meeting at the Natchez Convention Center.

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Miss. teachers, NASA to explore universe — www.clarionledger.com 
 Guntown teacher Connie Gusmus and Itawamba Community College instructor Robert Swanson live in small towns but are about to embark on a big dream.

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Okatibbee among resources luring outdoor enthusiasts to Lauderdale County — www.meridianstar.com 
 Eric Plowman has been fishing for more than 40 years, and the Collinsville resident’s favorite spot is, of course, Lake Okatibbee.

The South

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Man looks for owner of wedding ring he caught with Mardi Gras beads — www.nola.com 
 “With all of the help I have received it baffles me that she has not contacted anyone about the ring.’’

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The appropriately muddled history of the Sazerac cocktail in New Orleans — www.nola.com 
 Part of a tricentennial series looking back at the people and events that made New Orleans.

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The official sandwich of New Orleans — www.nola.com 
 Just bologna, but it served important purpose

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Mysterious menus, undisclosed locations, new take on New Orleans ‘secret’ dinner events — www.theadvocate.com 
 A new series of dinner events will soon debut in New Orleans with well-known chefs at the helm but many other details kept secret until the meal unfolds.

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Ancient figurines stand guard at Monroe museum — www.thenewsstar.com 
 The army of terracotta statues was constructed to safeguard and serve the first emperor of China after death.

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Things to do in Mobile, March 5–11 — www.al.com 
 Here’s just a sampling of all the events going on this week.

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Early blooms sprouting concerns — www.timesdaily.com 
 The combination of an unusually mild winter and last year’s drought has Alabama climatologist John Christy’s worried.

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Pie Factory expands into Muscle Shoals — www.timesdaily.com

Aretha’s Franklin, Yellerbelly, El Guapo and all their companions now are thriving on both sided of the river.

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Civil Rights Trail — www.timesdaily.com 
 The quote: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” was first attributed to Spanish-American philosopher George Santayana in 1905.

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CraftBeer.com Readers Choose America’s Best Beer Bars — www.craftbeer.com

More than 7,000 people responded to the survey which asked readers to choose what they believe to be the best beer bars in their state.

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Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win — www.msnewsnow.com 
 Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump’s victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House.

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Order Pizza Hut using your sneakers! — wreg.com 
 “Pie Tops” are sneakers that order up food by pressing a button on the shoe’s tongue. Bluetooth technology and geolocation lets Pizza Hut know where to deliver the pies.

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Yelp to add search feature for bathrooms — www.msnewsnow.com 
 Businesses can self-report the availability of these bathrooms, and customers can also indicate them.

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The Mall of America is looking for a writer-in-residence — www.wmcactionnews5.com 
 For those of us whose formative years were in the ’80s and ’90s, also known as the golden age of American mall culture, this sounds like a dream too good to be true. But it is true.

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