From WROX: Since November 1st Coahoma County has spent nearly $3.3 million to keep the doors open at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Curae Health declared bankruptcy earlier this year and the county money was needed to make three payrolls. A federal bankruptcy court in Nashville is expected to finalize the transfer next week to […]
From WROX: There’ll be a new board member when the Coahoma County Tourism Commission meets Wednesday, and possibly a new executive director. Since Thanksgiving county supervisors have appointed Madge Howell to replace Chris Overton, and the four other board members interviewed six candidates for director. The state auditor is still investigating allegations of misappropriations of […]
From WROX: The Clarksdale Press-Register reports that Carnegie Public Library received over $77,000 in state and federal financial assistance during the past year. Most of the money came from the state library commission, to help provide employee benefits for staff members in Mississippi’s 53 public library systems.
From 2018 EJI Calendar 1874: After Peter Crosby, a former slave is elected sheriff in Vicksburg, Mississippi, whites remove him and kill black citizens who try to reinstate him. Crosby is later shot in the head by J.P. Gilmer, a deputy. From EJI Timeline Vicksburg, Mississippi Massacre: White Mob Attacks Black Political Meeting During the […]
Former President George W. Bush tears up while eulogizing his father, George H.W. Bush, at the State Funeral in Washington, D. C. yesterday. The 43rd president said his father, the 41st president, taught him how to lead.
James Baldwin and his words are still as relevant as the day on which they were first spoken! He speaks to each and every one of us! If you like this, watch “I Am Not Your Negro” – fantastic documentary film of his life. The trailer for this important film follows.
From WROX: The Mississippi department of health has confirmed the state’s first and the nation’s fifth pediatric flu death of the season in a minor from south Mississippi with underlying health conditions. Flu shots usually take two weeks to produce immunity and are recommended for everyone six months of age and older; flu season typically […]
From 2018 EJI Calendar 1915: In Mackenzie v. Hare, U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal statue striping women of their U.S. citizenship if they marry “foreigners.” From EJI Timeline U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law Stripping Citizenship from American Women Who Marry Foreign Men In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Expatriation Act of 1907, […]
You are cordially invited to attend “Sounds of the Season: A Festival of Choirs” on Monday, December 10 at 7 pm at Oakhurst Baptist Church presented by Coahoma Community College and featuring the Coahoma Community College choir, the Cordova High School Choir, and the South Wind High School Choir. It should be a magnificent event […]
These images from the Clarksdale Christmas parade last evening come from photographer and author Eric Stone.