MUSICIAN HONORED Mike Compton, a native of the Clarkdale community in Lauderdale County, was honored by the Mississippi Senate on Tuesday for his mandolin-playing roles in two Grammy Award-winning projects, the soundtrack from the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou?" and the "Down From the Mountain" folk music album.
Compton has played the mandolin professionally for about 20 years.
Photo by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star
March 27, 2002