The Mississippi School of the Arts congratulates junior and senior literary artists, including three theatre students, for their awarded achievements in the 2019 Scholastic Writing Competition.
Dillard Dee Melton, Sr., 86, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at his home in Tutwiler.
Mr. Dillard was a workaholic, avid hunter and cotton grower who lived and breathed farming.
In much of life, there’s an oft-overlooked, almost soulful fifth sense that lifts the ordinary to the sublime.
It can be easily be found in food; we learn early on to recognize the four main flavors: sweet, salt, bitter and sour.
But what about mushrooms, which can’t be neatly described by those four?
Hembree B. Brandon, 82, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville.
A native of New Albany, he was public relations manager for the state Highway Department’s Northern District (1956-‘61) and editor of the Winona Times (1963-’73).
Sadie Dill, 89, of Lambert, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Quitman County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marks.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at noon at the Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. L.C. Tyler II officiating. Burial will be private.
Big Spring, which is a group of seventh- through 10th-graders in the local Spring Initiative program, are spending Wednesday and Thursday in Nashville as part of their spring break in an effort to expand their horizons.
All 14 children will be participating in the High Ropes obstacle course, which is a team-building exercise.
Local children had the opportunity to learn about African-American history through the arts to conclude Black History Month on Friday, March 1 at the Crossroads Cultural Arts Center in Clarksdale.
Black History Month is in February.
Dennis Davis, 55, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.
Greg Iles has had 15 books appear on the New York Times best-sellers list, including one that reached number one. The Mississippi-raised author has had one of his novels made into a film and his work’s been published in more than 35 countries.
Yet, he readily admits, he’s still to write that “one great book.”
Timothy Burrel -- a soldier, leader, educator, entrepreneur and, most of all, a loving devoted husband and father – died Friday, March 8, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was 76 years old.
Timothy was born on Feb. 18, 1943, in Lyon to the Rev. George and Rosie Burrel, who preceded him in death.