Westbank Wonders: New breakfast spot in Algiers is the start of a great day

BEAUTIFUL MORNING- Chicken and Waffles from Freddie's Chicken 'n Waffles in Algiers. Photo by Marielle Songy. By Marielle Songy Leslie Knope: “Why would anyone ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” Ron Swanson: “People are idiots, Leslie.” It’s this exchange from Parks and Rec that sums up my feelings about breakfast perfectly. When done right, breakfast... Continue Reading →


Hwy. 51 Revisited: Greenwood, Mississippi

IMMORTAL- One of the three alleged gravesites for bluesman Robert Johnson in near Greenwood in Money, Mississippi. Photo by Jesse Brooks. By Jesse Brooks For the next two weeks, we will explore two visits that serve as side trips accessible from Highway 51: Greenwood and Oxford, Mississippi. Our first side trip, a route west of... Continue Reading →

Hwy. 51 Revisited: Granada, Mississippi

By Jesse Brooks As Highway 51 approaches Highway 8, the route faces a crossroads again. Grenada, Mississippi. There’s a town square with local businesses sitting all in a neatly kept row. The further down the highway we go, the scene begins to look familiar. So, why come to Grenada? The answer may be the water.... Continue Reading →

Hwy. 51 Revisited: Canton, Mississippi

Canton City Courthouse. Photo by Jesse Brooks. By Jesse Brooks Like Amite, McComb, Brookhaven, or any town along Highway 51 and its parallel railroad line, Canton, Mississippi is a town that has some origins as a supplier for the Confederate Army in the Civil War. The town experienced a boom of growth as the railroad... Continue Reading →

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