Independence hoops star Melvin Baker receives first offer

GETTING LOOKS- Melvin Baker, who recently graduated from Independence High Magnet School, has received his first offer from Coastal Alabama Community College. Photo by Matthew Roy. By Jesse Brooks Recent graduate of Independence High Magnet School Melvin Baker is looking to further his career in basketball, and has announced that his first is offer from... 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 →

Why I go to Waffle House on bad days

ALWAYS OPEN- When life feels out of control, the Waffle House is a center for consistency. Photo by Jesse Brooks. By Jesse Brooks Last week, after a couple of days of dreary weather, I was not feeling at my best mentally, physically and emotionally.  Hours past a period of procrastination, I eventually forced myself to... Continue Reading →

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