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Artist Spotlight: Tamela Mann

A lot of people may be most familiar with Tamela Mann as the character Cora Simmons in the Tyler Perry movie and sitcom, “Meet the Browns” and other Madea movies. But this Dove Award nominee is first and foremost a gospel singer, and a strong one, at that. She got her start with the incomparable Kirk Franklin, singing on five albums, before going solo in 2009.  Her biggest hit, “Take Me to the King,” also earned her a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance. On her biography, she says she loves touring and ministering to people all…

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Employee Profile: Switchboard operator Sandra Baker answers the call

If you have called the main line to the State Fair at anytime over the last 18 years, there’s a good chance that you’ve talked to Mrs. Sandra. This time of year she estimates the main switchboard at the fair fields about 600 calls every day. Baker’s office is just inside the front doors of the administration building. Her office is filled with pictures of her family and collectible glass angels. Before working for the fair, Baker spent 25 years as a long distance phone operator. “This was back when we had the long lines that we used to connect…

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