A former Marine Raider, who is making his way across the country on bicycle, made sure that the YANKY 72 monument in Itta Bena was on his list of stops. Aaron Vanderbeck is on a mission to raise awareness of three Marine Raiders he feels were unjustly charged with manslaughter.
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In light of the recent social unrest that is prevalent in the United States and globally, I am reminded of the effort and battles that my forefathers and ancestors endured to allow me to sit behind the desk of the District Attorney for the Fourth District of Mississippi.
Exactly 50 years ago, Judge W.C. Keady issued a new desegregation plan for the Sunflower County School System.
According to a front-page article in the June 25, 1970 edition of The Enterprise-Tocsin, the plan laid out the geographic territory of the district.
100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL NEWS: Mr. Tenhet of Belzoni has purchased the picture show and is having it fitted up in splendid style. Mr. D. St. Clair, an experienced and competent picture show man will be in charge and this guarantees Indianola will have one of the best in the Delta.
The long-ago Lost Cause for which the American Civil War was fought is embedded in Mississippi’s official state flag.
This serves as a constant reminder to many residents that the battle ain’t over, in America. As a quick refresher, the Civil War was fought in this country from April 12, 1861- May 9, 1865.
I’ve got to confess that I am a fan of Bill Maher.
I disagree with a lot of the comic/TV host’s views on the world, but for some reason, I’ve been a fan of his for many years.
When I was in high school, I used to enjoy staying up late to watch his show, Politically Incorrect.
Since 2015, we have been pointing out how Mississippi’s high school graduation rate has been inflated by a watering down of standards by the Mississippi Department of Education and the board that oversees it.