After a decades-long absence, the BankPlus International Gumbo Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at Smith Park in Jackson. Tickets, $10 in advance, are on sale now. Cooking team entry fees will benefit the Harold T. and Hal White Memorial Fund at Hinds Community College. Malcolm White, state tourism chief and partner with his late brother, Hal White. Read more from Sherry Lucas in The Clarion-Ledgerhere.