William Arnold (Bill) Pyle began his quest for knowledge in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 21, 1942. He moved with his family to Jackson at an early age after his father was discharged from the armed services.
Richard (Dick) Wilcox, 75, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS after a twelve year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. The service for the Burial of the Dead will be Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 305 E.
Rebecca Bufkin Henry Phillips, 94, of Yazoo City, died on January 19, 2020. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS with funeral services following at 11:00 am. Rev. George Conner will officiate. A private graveside burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery in Jackson.
In commemoration of Martin Luther King, we are posting a link to his letter written from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was jailed for leading civil rights protests. It provides insight into what Mississippi was like 60 years ago.
The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) will present its annual adults-only Ignite the Night on February 8 at 7 p.m. at the museum. Hosted by MCM Partners, the theme is 10 Years of Fun, marking the museum’s first decade. Proceeds from the event provide funding for the museum’s operations including meeting ongoing exhibit and program needs.
At the risk of irking Mississippi’s schoolteachers, we pose this question: If there is not enough money in the state treasury to both raise the pay of teachers and raise the pay of prison guards, which is more important right now?
We’d say the latter.
The banquet hall at the Country Club of Jackson was full to hear writer Andy McCarthy speak at a function hosted by Mississippi Center for Public Policy. McCarthy is a columnist for the National Review and has recently published a book, Ball of Conspiracy: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.