Marks, Mississippi: The Launchpad of the Mule Train and a Legacy of Civil Rights
In the annals of civil rights history, Marks, Mississippi, holds a distinguished place as the launchpad of the Mule Train, a seminal event in the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. It was here that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. initiated a movement that would shine a light on the struggle for economic justice across America. King, profoundly affected by the extreme poverty he witnessed in Marks, particularly the barefoot children, selected the town to symbolize the nation's vast economic disparities. The Mule Train, consisting of wagons led by mules, became a beacon of hope as they embarked on their journey to the nation's capital, carrying the aspirations of Marks' residents along with those of many others who joined the cause.
Propane explosion outside of Arkansas building leaves man badly burned
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. - A propane explosion outside of a building in Arkansas left one man injured, according to Helena-West Helena City Chief of Staff James Valley. The chief told FOX13 that the explosion happened Monday around 6:30 a.m. outside of the Hoffinger Industries Inc. building on Sebastian Street in West Helena.
These crenshaw, MS based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around crenshaw.
Unearthing the Past: The Crenshaw Mound's Insight into Indigenous Cultures
The Crenshaw Mound in Miller County, Arkansas, is a vital archeological site that provides a window into the lives of the indigenous Fourche Maline and Caddo cultures. Spanning from AD 700 to 1400, this eighty-acre village and ceremonial center features mounds, a causeway, and cemeteries. Notably, it showcases the transformation from the occupation by Fourche Maline people to becoming a significant Caddo ceremonial site. Despite historical looting, the site's preservation and research have led to its recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.
Darling: The Birthplace of a Blues Legend and the Pulse of the Delta
In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the humble town of Darling stands as a beacon for blues aficionados, being the birthplace of Eddie 'Guitar Slim' Jones, a man whose electrifying influence on music still reverberates today. Born in 1926, Jones's life was steeped in the deep musical roots of the South. His journey from the cotton fields to chart-topping fame with his hit 'The Things That I Used to Do' is a testament to his enduring legacy in the annals of blues and rock and roll.
Decadent Delights: Exploring Clarksdale's Premier 3 Bakeries
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional bakeries in Clarksdale. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these delightful spots yet? If so, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below!
The Pioneer Archetype: Shaping America's Cultural Identity
The legacy of pioneers like James Askew is not merely a chapter in America's historical narrative but a cornerstone of its cultural identity. James Askew, an early 19th-century settler, exemplifies the pioneering spirit that fueled the growth of communities across the United States. His story, along with others, laid the groundwork for a transformative American archetype that has been cultivated through generations, influencing the development of regions and the nation's ethos of perseverance and enterprise.
Employee severely burned after explosion in West Helena, Arkansas
One person was severely burned after an explosion at Hoffinger Industries in West Helena, Arkansas Tuesday morning.
Webb athletes prepare for winter season
Mathew Maschler ('24) and Jonathan Rosales-Cardenas ('24) stand together on WSC Soccer’s field while talking about their new afternoon activities for the Winter Season. Jonathan is WSC Varsity Soccer this year; having been a part of the program for the last 3 seasons, he said, “I am excited for my senior season and enjoy playing with my friends on the team.” Both Matt and Jonathan are excited for this season of sports at Webb and plan to attend as many of their fellow peers' games as well.
Coahoma County's Agricultural Evolution: Embracing Technology for a Sustainable Future
Coahoma County, Mississippi, with its fertile soils along the Mississippi River, has witnessed the evolution of agriculture from the era of cotton plantations to modern sustainable farming. As the county progressed, the introduction of machinery such as tractors and mechanical cotton pickers revolutionized its agricultural practices, emphasizing its rich legacy of adaptability and innovation.
Two Mississippians killed in wreck, other driver facing multiple charges
A Mississippi police department is investigating a crash that left two people dead and another behind bars. The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call Friday just after 7 p.m. in reference to a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles on Casino Strip Boulevard near Fitzgerald’s Boulevard. North Tunica Fire Department, Pafford EMS, and Tunica County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene.
Rapper Rick Ross returns to hometown of Clarksdale to feed community
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (WMC) - Rapper Rick Ross returned home to feed the community this Thanksgiving. His grandparents, Tommie Jr. and Rosie Lee Fields, lived at a home on Barnes Street up until their deaths in 2011 and 2019 respectively. Since 2019, the family has held a balloon release at the...
Who’s Your Buddy? Program linking seniors and kindergarten students making Waves at North Delta School
A mentorship program between seniors and kindergarten students at North Delta School – one age group leaving campus and the other arriving – has taken off at the college preparatory school this academic year. It’s hard to tell who has benefitted the most – the Green Wave seniors or the youngsters who all have new […] The post Who’s Your Buddy? Program linking seniors and kindergarten students making Waves at North Delta School appeared first on The Panolian.
Today the gas price is close to $2.59 in Tillatoba as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
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South Panola vs. Holly Springs basketball gallery
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Unveiling Farrell's Hidden History: Plantation Beginnings to Modern Community
Farrell, MS, a small town with a compelling past, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the American South. Once a vast plantation, it has since transformed into a tight-knit community, its streets and homes echoing the resilience of its residents. World War II marked a significant transition for Mississippi, altering its economy and ending the Great Depression's grip on the state. As agriculture's dominance waned, Farrell felt the ripple effects of change, with heavy machinery revolutionizing the land and reducing the need for manual labor.
Dublin's Historic Heartbeat: A Journey Through Time
Dublin's heart reveals its pulsating history in the beautifully preserved downtown area, where architectural treasures of the early 20th century stand as proud sentinels of the city's storied past. This district, a canvas showcasing the evolution from Viking settlements to Georgian elegance, now thrives with local commerce, each building a living narrative of resilience and renewal. The neoclassical facades that emerged post-1916 Rising and the Civil War, the Georgian squares, and the Gothic allure of St. Patrick's Cathedral are not mere tourist attractions but active participants in Dublin's day-to-day life.
18-year-old charged with three counts of capital murder
On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office has charged 18-year-old Deonte Carnell Taylor, of Tunica, in the triple homicide that occurred Friday, November 10, 2023, in Robinsonville, MS of Steven Dewayne Burts, 23, of Dundee; Deshun Montario Isabell, 24, of Tunica; and Tednequa Tenice Moore, 25, of Robinsonville and her unborn child.
Nashville family asks for help after losing loved one days before Thanksgiving
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – This Thanksgiving weekend, a Nashville family is asking for financial assistance after a loved one died in a horrific car crash. According to News 2’s sister station, WREG, 43-year-old Katrina Hall of Batesville, and 5-year-old Oakleigh Varnell of Sardis, were killed in a collision on Monday, Nov. 20 in Quitman County, Mississippi, about 45 minutes south of Memphis.