I first met Congressman Gregg Harper several years ago at Choctaw Book Store in Jackson. That first impression he was cordial and treated everyone with respect. Last August I visited with him during the Book Festival at the Capitol in Jackson and that same impression has held through the years of keeping up with him.
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There are two ways to respond to recent reports that Mississippi is losing population and that the exodus of recent college graduates is especially pronounced.
One is to acknowledge the data and try to figure out how to respond to it so as to reverse the trends.
Finally someone in the Mississippi legislature is making efforts to stop the state’s inflation of its graduation rate.
State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, is proposing discontinuing subject-area testing and instead requiring a “satisfactory score” on the ACT to graduate.
Carrollton Baptist Church's Adult III Sunday School class enjoys their annual Christmas gathering at the home of Bert and Ruth Woods.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday Celebration March will be on January 15.
The march will start at 11 a.m. It will begin at J.J. Knox Gym on Powell Street and will end at the Montgomery County Court House on Summit Street. Following the march, the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program will be held at noon at the courthouse.
WINONA -- The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted to keep District 2 Supervisors Keith McGee as the board president, with District 5 Supervisor Janet Harper serving as vice president. This is the second year McGee and Harper have held the board’s leadership seats.
In other business:
According to Winona Chief of Police Tommy Bibbs, his officers wrote more than 100 tickets in the month of December, most of those for ignoring the speed limit.
According to Bibbs, after the Winona Board of Aldermen passed on speeding complaints from citizens to Bibbs, his officers began to pay extra attention to Winona’s roadways.
A Vaiden man is facing burglary of a building charges.
According to Vaiden Chief of Police Ickret Bennett, Benjamin “Midnight” Yancy, 53, of Vaiden has been arrested and charged with burglary of a building. He is currently waiting for his initial appearance which should be held this morning.