Vicksburg native to hold book-signing, reading Tuesday

Published 10:03 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012

Vicksburg native Harris Dickson Shortle will be autographing and discussing his novels “Duplicate” and “The Duke of Zardano,” at the Warren County-Vicksburg Library, 700 Veto St., Tuesday from noon until 1:30 p.m.

The cum laude graduate of the Sewanee Military Academy, also is a member of the 1960 class of graduates from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After a career spent traveling throughout the world, Shortle retired and began writing full time.

Shortle said writing was never a problem, but research took time. He lived in New Orleans making the research easier for “Duplicate,” a murder mystery set in the Big Easy. However, for “The Duke of Zardano,” a historical fantasy fiction piece, Shortle spent more than a decade preparing the novel set in 16th century Tuscany.

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Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided. To reserve copies of each novel, contact Jennifer Smith at 601-636-6411.

Basics of Knitting to be taught at Hinds

The Hinds Community College Lifelong Learning Center, Encore Explorations program has scheduled a Basics of Knitting course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays Oct. 4 – Nov. 29 (excluding Thanksgiving). The course is $65 and preregistration is required by Thursday. Participants will learn the basics of knitting including casting on, knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing stitches, binding off and simple cable and lace. For more information, call 601-857-3773 or email

HCC District Adult Education Center, across the street from Sonny Fountain Hall, in Raymond.

Hinds Alumni to host golf tourney

The Hinds Community College, Warren-Claiborne Alumni Chapter is hosting the Clyde Donnell Memorial Golf Tournament Thursday at the Clear Creek Golf Course. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and tee off is at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per player, $300 for a team of four and includes a hamburger dinner. Proceeds support scholarships for students in Warren and Claiborne counties. For more information, call 601-857-3350, 601-638-9395 or email