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‘Leave some things behind’

* King event speaker emphasizes focus on the future, not the past “May I suggest to you today,” began Pastor Gregory Pegues, “that one of the greatest impairments to progress is the inability and inflexibility of some people to let some things go.” Befitting a celebration of the life and legacy of Baptist minister and […]

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In this file photo from 2015, participants in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March parade down Main Street in Fulton, waving flags and carrying signs with the civil rights leader’s message of unity of brotherhood.

MLK Day celebration set for this weekend

Nearly 50 years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of Itawamba County’s MLK Day Committee believe the teachings of the American Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are still as relevant as they’ve ever been. “King’s message still rings true today,” said Emma Cook founder of the Itawamba County […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration turns 15

Itawamba County’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is entering its 15th year, a milestone the event’s founder and organizer is having some trouble fathoming. “Ain’t that something,” said Emma Cook, head of the Itawamba County Martin Luther King Day Planning Committee. “Wow. It’s overwhelming.” […]

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Fulton MLK celebration set for Jan. 18 – 19

  * The 14th annual event will honor the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader. Legacy can be fleeting. Even the most significant of moments tends to lose weight as time presses forward. That’s why events like the upcoming commemoration of the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, […]

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Life, legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrated

In front of a crowd that was made up of both African Americans and Caucasians, Pastor Patrick Head began to get emotional. Pastor Head was the featured speaker during last Sunday’s Itawamba County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, and when he took to the podium in ICC’s Fine Arts Auditorium, he  spoke about unity […]

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Annual MLK event this weekend

Itawamba County’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King will take place this Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20. Saturday night’s program will center on a variety of performances — from gospel singing to drama performances to poetry recitation — in which anyone is welcome to […]

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