Hwy. 51 Revisited: Hazlehurst & Crystal Springs, Mississippi

By Jesse Brooks   THE START- The City of Hazlehurst has a memorial in honor of bluesman Robert Johnson, who was born in the town about half an hour south of Jackson, MS. Photo by Jesse Brooks.  The stretch of highway spanning between Brookhaven and Jackson might be the most unassuming looking duration of Mississippi... Continue Reading →

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Hwy. 51 Revisited: Brookhaven, Mississippi

By Jesse Brooks When traveling through Brookhaven, Mississippi, it is easy to see why the town claims its official slogan as “A home seeker’s paradise.” When approaching the city limits on Highway 51, the first view in is that of stunning and beautiful old homes filling up block after block of neighborhoods just before reaching... Continue Reading →

Hwy. 51 Revisited: McComb, Mississippi

By Jesse Brooks McComb, Mississippi is the kind of town that seems to get by on day-to-day business. It doesn’t beat its chest to declare that it is better than somewhere else or decorate itself as something flashy. However, the best way to describe McComb is welcoming. You can walk into a public place or... Continue Reading →

RAPPER LOOKS BACK ON GREENSBURG ROOTS

By Jesse Brooks When most hip-hop artists look back on their humble beginnings, the story usually begins in a city neighborhood from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or New Orleans. However, for Jarius Burton, who goes by the stage name J. Quick, the origin begins in Greensburg. “My family lived on Under the Hill Road... Continue Reading →

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