Our city native sings his way into "Got Talent" finals.....
A Vicksburg native has made it to the finals of an NBC talent reality series.
Lawrence Beamen, who now lives in Walnut Creek, CA, was told on the show last Wednesday night that he will be headed to the finals for "America's Got Talent," set for a live broadcast at 7:00 Monday night.
Beamen, 34, will compete against nine others. The winner will receive $1 million and will headline a show in Las Vegas.
The talent competition began with 48 contestants in all types of talent categories. Over the course of 12 weeks, viewers across the country voted for their favorite. Votes are cast via text message and the Internet.
On Tuesday's semifinals, Beamen sang his rendition of Alicia Key's "Falling."
"I'm feeling a lot of pressure," Beamen said on the show, before his performance on Wednesday night. "There's a lot of good singers out there. It's no walk in the park."
He received good marks from two of the three judges, actor David Hasselhoff; TV personality Sharon Osbourne; and former editor of the London Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan.
Beauman lived in Vicksburg until he was 12. He has a background in gospel music and operates a small recording studio in Walnut Creek. We all wish Lawrence the very best! (The Vicksburg Post)
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.