Mississippi finally abolishes slavery

February 22, 2013 in Top Stories

Due to a procedural glitch the last time around, Mississippi – this month – formally ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery within the state. 

It comes a bit late though.

The United States abolished slavery with a constitutional amendment in 1865.  But, there were several states that opposed the 13th amendment.  And Mississippi didn’t get around to voting on it until 1995.

Spielberg to speak at 'Gettysburg Address' event

November 16, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News

Director Steven Spielberg will deliver the keynote address at an observance commemorating the 149th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.”

Park officials in central Pennsylvania noted that Spielberg’s remarks will come days after the release of his film “Lincoln,” which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role.

Lincoln scholar Richard Current dies at age 100

November 7, 2012 in News, Obituaries

Richard Nelson Current, a prolific and award-winning Abraham Lincoln scholar who for decades was a leader in his field and helped shape a more realistic view of the iconic president, has died. He was 100.

Current died Oct. 26 in Boston, fellow Lincoln historian Harold Holzer said Thursday. Current’s many books included “The Lincoln Nobody Knows” and “Lincoln the President,” winner of the Bancroft Prize in 1956. He had many other interests, writing about Daniel Webster, the invention of the typewriter and the state of Wisconsin.

Historic Elkhorn Church celebrates annual Homecoming

May 25, 2012 in News, Religion, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land KILMICHAEL – The members of the Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Church are celebrating their 35th annual homecoming celebration this weekend and the public is invited for refreshments, fellowship […]