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Good News You Can Use PRST STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID CANTON, MS PERMIT NO. 3 Canton News P.O. Box 1163, Canton, MS 39046 • May 7, 2020 • Vol. 6, No. 5 • Canton, Mississippi Photo by AMP/Ava Jazlyn Yet another movie has been filmed in Canton, the film capi- tal of Mississippi. Jakob’s Wife , a co-production of AMP Internation- al and Mississippi-based Eyevox Entertainment, was recently filmed under-the-radar at several different locations within the city. The story, a supernatural horror, follows a woman (Anne) in her late 50s who, after a chance encounter with “The Master,” discovers a new sense of power, a change that comes with a heavy toll. Lead actress and co-producer Bar- bara Crampton said of her charac- ter Anne, “She’s a long-married pastor’s wife who has a dutiful and moral sensibility about life, but feels she has missed out on some potential she may have squandered in her youth. “The overall feeling in the village By Lori Lycette was a perfect backdrop for my character of Anne. The people you encountered on the street always gave me a smile or said hello,” said Crampton. “This was a cheerful place with a long history and still full of promise and goodness, even with the nearby town of Madison seemingly taking a large portion of the new growth in the area.” “I much preferred the old-world feel of Canton,” added Crampton. The film also stars Larry Fes- senden (Stake Land), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun), Robert Ru- sler (Weird Science), Sarah Lind (Edgemont), Mark Kelly (Fear the Walking Dead), Nyisha Bell, and Phil Brooks (Girl On The Third Floor). Co-producer Joe Wicker said of his experience in Canton, “For a movie like ours, it’s incredibly important to have community sup- port. Fortunately for us, Canton Canton, MS is host city for another movie filming cont. on page 3 The Canton Flea Market, original- ly scheduled for May 14, has been canceled as a cautionary measure, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Canton city and tour- ism officials recently announced. “Out of an abundance of concern for the health and well-being of our citizens and all participants, we have made the hard decision to cancel the May flea market,” Can- ton Mayor William Truly, Jr., said. This spring’s market would have been the 55th biannual Canton Flea Market. The event typically draws close to 1,000 arts, crafts, and food and beverage vendors, who pack Canton’s historic Court- Special to The Canton News Canton cancels spring flea market amid COVID-19 concerns house Square and several blocks leading to the Old Jail. A crowd of about 30,000 to 40,000 shoppers flock to Canton each May to snap up one-of-a-kind arts, crafts and treats. “We are sad that this event will not take place, but the health and safety of our community, our ven- dors and our tourists is our top priority,” said Jana Dear, Canton Tourism executive director. “We look forward to a great event in October.” The fall Canton Flea Market is scheduled for October 8. The fall market is the larger of the two, averaging more than 1,100 ven- dors and upward of 50,000 to 60,000 shoppers each year. Barbara Crampton as Anne in Jakob’s Wife proved to be full of wonderful peo- ple who wanted to help bring the movie to life. “Jana Dear (Canton Tourism) was the first person I met in Canton, when I scouted back in early No- vember of 2019. Canton’s annual Special to The Canton News 8:30-6:00 M-F 8:30-12:30 Sat Stace Cauthe Sander & Bil M b 1301 East Peace Street, Canton 39046 601-859-4212 Please call (601) 859-4212 and will we will prepare your prescriptions/OTC medications for convenient pickup at our Drive-Thru window or curbside pickup. We appreciate your business and patience during this time. Most importantly we care about your health and safety. Mosby’s Drug Store will serve our patients thru: Driv -thr Window / Hom deliver / Curb sid whe necessar