Month: June 2016

Juneteenth Day History celebration set for June 4

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas. He brought news…

Cochran, Wicker voice opposition to new energy tax

From press reports WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today voiced their opposition to a tax on carbon dioxide (CO2), which would raise the cost of electricity, gasoline, natural gas, and other energy sources.…

Editorial roundup

Tax cuts not working as touted Cecil Brown, before he was gerrymandered out of the Mississippi Legislature by the Republican majority, was one of the more knowledgeable voices at the Capitol when it came to the state’s finances. Brown is…

Neshoba County Lake Youth Fishing Rodeo

JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a fishing rodeo at Neshoba County Lake beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The free event is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). Neshoba County…

Local NAACP leader announces US department of labor rule

By Elmetra Patterson Charles Hampton, president of the Winston County Branch NAACP, 1st Vice President of the State Conference NAACP, announces that the new comprehensive overhaul of Department of Labor’s Overtime Rule marks the first improvement since the 1970’s, and…

Red Hills Fest brings fun

From press and staff reports It was a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend as Winston County residents took part in the 37th Annual Red Hills Festival in downtown Louisville this past Friday and Saturday. The weather could not have been any…