Saturday, people will come from all over the world to a little community in northeastern Carroll County to celebrate legendary bluesman, Mississippi John Hurt. The festival is Sept. 1 and 2 in Avalon, the community where Hurt grew up.
A 20-year-old Vaiden man has been arrested and charged with commercial burglary in connection with a break-in at Vaiden City Hall on July 12, 2018.
According to a release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Ladacric Fleming was arrested Monday, Aug. 27 and charged with commercial burglary.
When schools and school districts consolidate, students and parents may experience uncertainty. Over the years, students and parents get to know administrators, teachers, expectations, and traditions at a school, and when those things change, they do not know what to expect.
In Phil 4:11 and 12, the Apostle Paul stated: “I am not saying this out of need, for I have learned to be content regardless of my circumstances. I know how to live humbly, and I know how to abound. I am accustomed to any and every situation — to being filled and being hungry, to having plenty and having need.”
The Grenada Railway is now under new management. The railway’s old holder, Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC sold the line to International Railroad Partners out of Boca Raton, Fla.
Sue Stidham, a member of the railway authority, said the sale happened two weeks ago for an undisclosed amount.
Eighteen years ago, Mary Frances Hurt-Wright began a festival in the tiny community of Avalon to celebrate the memory of her grandfather and blues legend, Mississippi John Hurt. That festival has now become an international draw, with people from Australia and even Japan coming to Avalon to attend in the John Hurt festival.