Can a new early reading program help revive this poor Mississippi town?
LAMBERT, Miss. — When Evelyn Jossell took over as the superintendent of schools in Quitman County, she had no illusions about the challenges ahead. Poverty has long had a stranglehold on this rural, predominantly Black community in the Mississippi Delta. It was the poorest county in the poorest state when Martin Luther King Jr. visited in 1968 and described seeing “hundreds of Black boys and Black girls walking the streets with no shoes to wear.”
Helena-West Helena residents launch 'Friends of the Delta Dawg' to tackle city's stray dog issue
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (KATV) — Residents in the city of Helena-West Helena have formed a new nonprofit called Friends of the Delta Dawg in an effort to assist with the city’s stray dog issue. Organization President Paula Oliver said the idea came up when Beth Florek with the...
Jennifer Garner is helping Mississippi kids to become better readers
NBC's Cynthia McFadden joins actor Jennifer Gardner, who is also a Save The Children ambassador, in Quitman County, Miss., where poverty is historically high and reading scores are low. A new pre-school program with skilled teachers and a strategic curriculum aims at getting children ready to read.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Batesville Fire Dept. Call Log
Nov. 21 12:01 a.m. – MLK Dr., 43 year old female with chest pain, Lifeguard also en route. 4:29 a.m. – Van Voris St., elderly man with medical emergency, Lifeguard also en route. 7:50 a.m. – Pine Lane, 62 year old male with weakness. 8:47 a.m. – Randy Hendrix Dr., automatic fire alarm. 10:49 p.m. […] The post Batesville Fire Dept. Call Log appeared first on The Panolian.
Rapper Rick Ross stops by childhood hometown in Mississippi to serve up Thanksgiving
CLARKSDALE, Miss. - The Boss made a stop in his childhood hometown. Last week, the rapper and record executive Rick Ross gave back to the small Mississippi community he grew up in by providing enough Thanksgiving food for about 300 people. The City of Clarksdale City posted about the rapper's...
Worker severely burned in explosion at Arkansas plant
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — One person was severely burned and two people were injured after an explosion at Hoffinger Industries in West Helena, Arkansas Tuesday morning. According to law enforcement sources, the explosion started at the manufacturer of Doughboy above-ground swimming pools when an employee was filling up a propane tank. The employee was then […]
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.
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!
Back on top: Charleston Tigers hold off Heidelberg to clinch first state title since 2011
OXFORD — For Charleston, the nightmare streak is over. After falling short in five-straight championship berths, the Tigers built a 12-point halftime lead and held on to beat Heidelberg 26-22 and claim the 2023 MHSAA Class 2A State Championship Friday night at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It ...
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.
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.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.79 and $2.83 in Clarksdale as of 2023-11-30. Find the cheapest 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 Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
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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.