A plate at King Chicken Fillin’ Station might include a piece of hot fried chicken on white bread with cole slaw and baked beans.

This week axes were flying, food was cooking, music was sounding and the town of Oxford is opining for a Waffle House. Let's take a look back at the six entertainment stories you may have missed this week:

#1 Mississippi Axe Throwing Company is coming to Tupelo in May

Steve Willoughby, a local insurance agent, had never thrown an axe on purpose until recently while visiting his youngest daughter in Birmingham.

“Fifteen minutes into doing this, I was ready to get a business plan together,” he said.

Now, he's opening Mississippi Axe Throwing Company on May 3 in the building at 3239 Tom Watson Drive. Dennis Seid has the details:


Greenville artist Steve Azar’s career has diversified since his early 2000s breakout on the country music charts. While he is involved in producing, has a radio talk show and is Mississippi’s music and culture ambassador, what helped make him famous – performing live music – will bring him to the Amory Railroad Festival Friday.

#2 One Mississippi Son is shining a bright light on his home state

Greenville native Steve Azar, who was appointed as Music and Culture Ambassador of Mississippi in 2017 by Gov. Phil Bryant.

It's a gig that Azar has taken to with passion, and achieved success, much like he has in his music career. 

This year he played at the Amory Railroad Festival for the first time since 2003. And on Monday, he'll play in the celebrity golf event Monday After the Masters. 

Here's the full story featuring Azar:

King Chicken Fillin Station

#3 A gas station turned chicken joint in Tupelo garners national recognition 

King Chicken Fillin' Station is housed in Lee County's longest running convenience store. Executive chef Mitch McCamey and company started serving up golden fried goodness(among other delicious items) in the location in West Tupelo in 2018. 

Afar magazine says they're doing it better than most. Full story:

Oxford Waffle House screengrab

#4 Waffle House coming to Oxford?

Mayor Robyn Tannehill and Ole Miss law professor David Case - along with most of the community - are wooing Waffle House to open a location in Lafayette County's bustling college town. 

Is it working? Read here:


Michael Jackson of Shannon is known for making pound cakes and sharing them with others. Check out some of Jackson’s favorite recipes on page 3C.

Food for Thought from Ginna

Meet the Cook of the Week - Michael Jackson - who churns out cakes like a bakery:

Loaded fries good sub for potato skins (recipe included...YUM!):

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