A look at Ida B. Wells for Black History

By Elmetra Patterson Ida B. Wells, an educator, is chosen for this article because of the 2017 Black History Theme: The Crisis in Black Education. Since the beginning of slavery, educating slaves was adamantly opposed to by most White Southern…

Editorial roundup

Pollinators are essential for crops The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects. However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow. A large variety of fruits and vegetables would become scarce…

Winston County native writes memoir

From staff and press reports “If it’s a boy,” Bill Strong announced to the crowded courtroom in Louisville, MS, “I’ll send up black smoke; if it’s a girl, I’ll send up white.” A few hours later, the entire town saw…

Letters to the editor

Volunteers sought Co-Med Adult Day Care is in need of volunteers to assist with daily activities. Co-Med Adult Day Care Center is a nonprofit day care center that provides an efficient and safe environment for seniors and the disabled in…

Hood gives update on House of Representatives

With general House Bills out of the way, representatives began working on House Appropriations Bills, which will determine how much money is given to various state organizations. The House was responsible for looking at the preliminary budgets of 54 state…

Obituaries

Wilbert Brooks Jackson Funeral services for Wilbert Brooks Jackson, 91, were held at 11 a.m., February 17 at Oak Grove M.B. Church in Preston. Rev. Wayne M. Benn officiated. Burial followed in the Anderson Jackson Memorial cemetery. Mr. Jackson was…

EMCC hosts AWS Student Night

From press reports About 150 students from high schools in Choctaw, Clay, Holmes, Kemper, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston counties attended the American Welding Society’s annual Section 147 (Northeast Mississippi) Student Night at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden…