Principal encouraged by Middle School’s progress
Glen B. Newson, father of five and pastor of a Lake Comorant church, has stepped up to the role of Tunica Middle School principal. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, having been employed the past seven years in the Tunica County School district, four of which were spent as assistant principal of TMS, Newson’s career seemed to follow a natural trajectory when the principal position became available.
He says that being a principal has afforded him the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children as well as help teachers develop to their professional potential. He credits his parents, Walter and Eveline Newson of Senatobia, for encouraging him in the field of education.
Cookin with The Columns: A little coconuts
Yesterday I was in the mood for a coconut cream pie. So I looked through several cookbooks until I found one that sounded good.
As usual, I looked through all of my “church” cookbooks first. That’s the ones that are put together by someone’s church, either a ladies group or the music ministry or whatever. This recipe came from my best friend Carol’s church. When she sent it to me for Christmas in 2001, her husband was the minister of music at Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. The cookbook was put together by the women’s ministry of their church.
Vision, creativity is key to saving Delta
What may be the region’s biggest hope -- tightly focused dignity -- could be its biggest impediment to survival.
“The issue is small towns, the nature of small towns,” said Blake Wilson, president of the Mississippi Economic Council, said.
Much of the effort in the Delta, he said, is too tightly focused. People are asking, “How do we save Lambert, Sledge or Sumner?” when they should be asking, “How do we save Tallahatchie County, Quitman County, the Delta?”
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