To all who have sent condolences of any kind to me in the death of my wife, please accept my gratitude. She was the love of my life and I will miss her terribly the rest of my life. Please know that your kindness has meant a lot to me and I will always remember you for remembering me in such a sweet way.
Having covered high school football in Mississippi for nearly a decade, I am reminded of the same thing every year.
Nathaniel Armstrong, one of the most well-known taxi drivers in this area, lived across from me and my family on McKinley Street for more than 45 years.
His death about two weeks ago started me thinking about the value of good neighbors and neighborhoods in general. I thought about how good a neighbor he really was.
Who knew the boost, the rallying point we could be seeking lies just a few miles north of town along Friars Point Road?
After a week filled with accusations, finger-pointing, spin control and a great deal of rumor mongering, it was good to sneak away for a bit of Rotary respite Tuesday afternoon.
Clarksdale mayor Chuck Espy found a creative way to teach kids the political process. When Dr. Mary Frances Dear-Moton brought the Family and Youth Opportunities Division, Inc., summer youth job readiness program to city hall on Thursday, Espy walked the children through the electoral and legislative process with city government.
With a dwindling population in Clarksdale, Coahoma County and the Delta, it is more important than ever to show unity and work together.
We do not have the resources we once did for everyone to just do his or her own thing from separate corners of the world.