Although May 17, 1954, on which day Brown v. Board of Education was decided, was called “Black Monday,” it’s now been 50 years since Alexander v. Holmes County was decided, which affected Mississippi schoolchildren more.
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1. She took her first ceramics class at seven years old at Pickenpaugh Pottery.
2. She and her father got their black belts in Tae Kwon Do together.
3. She has traveled to 15 countries, including a summer living in Florence, Italy and a trip to Japan.
A publication in Maine, armed with one prognosticator and a 200-year-old formula, and a federal agency, with billions of dollars in funding and the latest technology at its disposal, both predicted that January would be wetter than usual.
Unfortunately for the metro area, both were spot-on.
Holden Hankins recently earned the Boy Scout Eagle rank. He is a member of Troop 302 at Covenant Presbyterian Church and the grandson of Bill and Glynn Hankins. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the scouts.
After a long, distinguished career in public service, Willie Simmons recently entered a new phase in his career, as Central District transportation commissioner. Simmons began his first term in January.
Dr. Nora Roberts Miller, president of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, was the guest speaker at a recent lunch meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Miller, who was appointed MUW’s 15th president in 2018, updated club members on enrollment and curriculum growth at the university.
A longstanding partnership between the city of Jackson and the U.S. Attorney’s Office has continued to reap rewards for the capital city. That partnership is Project EJECT, or “Empower Jackson Expel Crime Together.”
As a sports official, Hattiesburg’s Forrest Phillips did not specialize. No, he called football, basketball and baseball. He officiated private schools and public schools, girls and boys. He called little league games, high school games, junior college games and college games.
First Presbyterian Day School first graders recently held their annual 100th day of school parade.
Toni Oluwatade, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School senior, was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Center Contest, Local Letters for Global Change. Toni’s letter was selected from among 500 entries from all over the U.S. and three countries and will be published on the Pulitzer Center website.