Roscoe Barnes III, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper

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Newsome to speak at 84th commemoration of Rhythm Night Club Fire

NATCHEZ – Thelma Newsome, a retired educator and former member of the Natchez-Adams School District Board of Education, will be the guest speaker for the ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 1:57 pm

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Alcorn to host art exhibition and forum on race and history

An art exhibition and conversation on race and history will be held Wednesday, April 3, at Alcorn State University, Lorman, in Belles Lettres Hall.  The ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Friday, March 29, 2024 2:04 pm

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New booklet tells the history of St. Catherine Street

 A free booklet that highlights the cultural history of St. Catherine Street is now available to the public.  Titled, “St. Catherine Street Yesteryears and Now,” ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Thursday, March 21, 2024 1:31 pm

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Diplomacy in the early years of Natchez is topic of historical society meeting

Dr. Max Grivno, associate professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, is returning to Natchez to talk about diplomacy in the early years ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Friday, March 15, 2024 2:38 pm

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Ladner remembered as ‘giant in the civil rights movement’

NATCHEZ -– Dorie Ann Ladner, who fought for civil rights and voter registration in Natchez, has died, her sister, Joyce Ladner, announced on Tuesday. Dorie ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Tuesday, March 12, 2024 5:08 pm

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George F. Bowles house receives historical marker

The George F. Bowles House, located at 13 St. Catherine St., is the recent recipient of a historical marker presented by the City of Natchez ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Friday, March 1, 2024 9:26 am

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Black History program honoring African American women slated for Feb. 17

Dr. Carolyn Myers is organizing a Black History program that will honor the contributions of African American women at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Monday, February 12, 2024 11:33 am

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Natchez Historical Society honors Smokye Joe Frank at 2024 Annual Dinner Meeting

NATCHEZ — Joseph “Smokye Joe” Frank received a standing ovation Tuesday night as the recipient of the 2024 Historic Preservation Award at the 2024 Annual ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Friday, January 26, 2024 4:45 pm

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Neifa Hardy earns doctorate in psychology

NATCHEZ — Neifa Hardy, the community liaison to Mayor Dan Gibson, recently earned her Doctor of Psychology in Behavioral Health Leadership degree from Walden University. ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Thursday, January 25, 2024 12:08 pm

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Beulah Missionary Baptist Church awarded $150,000 grant by National Trust for Historic Preservation

Beulah Missionary Baptist Church has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The funding is through the Preserving Black Churches ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Saturday, January 20, 2024 6:44 pm

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade slated for Monday, Jan. 15

Retired educator Leola Harris and Natchez Police Chief Cal Green will serve as co-grand marshals for the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 1:56 pm

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Donnan’s Barbershop building approved for Mississippi Freedom Trail Marker

The building once used as a meeting place for the Natchez Deacons for Defense and Justice will be the site of a second Mississippi Freedom ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Thursday, December 14, 2023 4:07 pm

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Natchez woman who fought in all-black female battalion in WWII posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

Before the showing of his film “The Six Triple Eight” on Monday at NAPAC Museum, James Williams Theres, the film’s director and producer, stopped by ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Wednesday, November 8, 2023 12:42 pm

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Ford attends Emmy Awards ceremony following nomination of ‘American Reckoning’

Denise Jackson Ford, daughter of slain civil rights leader, Wharlest Jackson Sr., recently traveled to New York to participate in the 44th Annual News & ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Friday, October 13, 2023 10:58 am

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Nelson’s talk on Ben Chester White draws record crowd

NATCHEZ – Stanley Nelson’s talk on the 1966 murder of Ben Chester White drew 120 people to the Sept. 26 meeting of the Natchez Historical ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Monday, October 2, 2023 9:55 am

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Zion Chapel to celebrate Hiram Revels with bust in his honor. Unveiling set for Saturday, Sept. 30.

Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate the legacy of Hiram Rhodes Revels this month with a bust in his honor created by Bob Willis of ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:58 am

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Civil rights pioneer Anne Moody to be honored by Tougaloo College on Oct. 13

Civil rights pioneer Anne Moody will be inducted into the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association Hall of Fame during a banquet ceremony at 7 p.m., ... Read more

by Roscoe Barnes III, Sunday, September 3, 2023 1:19 pm