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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Children attending the Puppet Arts Theatre at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation auditorium Tuesday afternoon do their part after volunteering to perform an interpretive dance on stage during the musical show presented by the Jackson troupe. The show was funded by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. About 400 children from day cares, preschools and elementaries and members of the foundation attended the two shows. (Brian Loden • The Vicksburg Post)

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Judge keeps Atwood in custody

JACKSON - A four-hour bond hearing Tuesday for a 21-year-old Warren County man accused of threatening others and pretending to be a police officer resulted in an order that he remain in custody pending his April trial.

"There are more conversions in prison than in all the churches in the United States combined," U.S. District Court Judge David Bramlette said in response to a plea for release by David Garland Atwood II, 5290 Fisher Ferry Road.

Atwood, who filed to run for sheriff and for constable while a teen in Vicksburg, faces eight charges, including using a computer to entice a minor, using a computer to threaten a Virginia man's life and six counts of wire fraud. He has been in federal prison in Madison County since his July 2 arrest. More