Hattiesburg educator earns teacher grant; school keeps federal grant status

By DAVID TISDALE,

Virginia Young, a teacher at the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Mary Bethune Achievement Center, was awarded a $500 teacher grant from the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi Foundation, which she will use for a project she has developed to help students at the school learn more about the state and nation’s civil rights history.



Woodley Elementary Principal attributes school’s ‘B’ status to dedicated faculty, staff

By DAVID TISDALE,

After slipping to a C-level school last year, the Mississippi Department of Education recently recognized the Hattiesburg Public School District’s Woodley Elementary School as having achieved level ‘B’ status, which Woodley Principal Felicia Morris credits to an experienced faculty and staff committed to helping its students adjust to changes











Perseverance, success to be celebrated by Rowan High School Class of '68

By DAVID TISDALE,

The year was 1968, and America was winding down a tumultuous decade, one replete with domestic strife – Civil Rights marches and anti-war protests, riots that brought many cities to their knees and assassinations of beloved leaders. The nation’s citizenry hoped for better days.


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