Local History: Yazoo Pass, Part 5 - Cotton Bale Fort
This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995. This story appeared in the December 15, 1994 issue.
When the one-armed Confederate General William W. Loring returned to Greenwood from a 70-mile patrol up the Tallahatchie, he had seen Yankees’ torturous progress downriver and he knew the long-awaited battle was imminent.
Loring ordered General Lloyd Tilghman, a West Point graduate, former construction engineer, and one-time Yankee prisoner to send a battery of field artillery and an infantry regiment to Greenwood.
Walton honored for years of service
Jeanine Walton, who is retiring from the Tunica County School District after 35 years, was honored by family, friends and co-workers at a surprise reception on Monday, December 19, at the Tunica Museum.
Progress in local schools recognized
Citing a “laser like focus on teaching and learning,” Dr. Margie Pulley welcomed state officials, administrators, teachers, students and the community to a formal acknowledgement of the strides made by the Tunica County School district on Friday, Dec. 16.
“We are moving in the right direction to grow all students to proficiency,” Pulley told the crowd gathered at the Rosa Fort High School gymnasium. “This is truly a celebration.”
Delivering toys and smiles
Sheriff K.C. Hamp, Sr. (center) and staff, in sponsorship with Pastor Evelyn Hubbard of the Tunica 10-Point Coalition
and Major Hare of Hollywood Casino, passed out Christmas gifts on Wednesday, December 15, to 150 children at Tunica’s ICS Headstart Center.
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