Country music singer-songwriter Johnny Russell was the latest recipient honored with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. The marker unveiling was at 101 East Delta Avenue in Moorhead.
Governor Phil Bryant, who was born in Moorhead, offered remarks during the ceremony.
John Bright “Johnny” Russell (1940-2001) was born and raised in Moorhead and went on to become a star of the Grand Ole Opry and a popular country recording artist, with such hits as “Catfish John” and “Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer.”
Mississippi Delta Community College recently welcomed Dr. Charlie Barnett as its new Assistant to the President, the Delta Business Journal said.
Dr. Barnett has a rich, qualified history in community college leadership. Most recently, he served as the Dean of Instruction for Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, MS from the summer of 2007 until his recent retirement in December 2012. Barnett previously served Itawamba Community College as the Tech Prep Coordinator (2005-2007) and Northwest Mississippi Community College as a Mathematics Instructor (1988-2004).
“I am very excited to have Dr. Barnett on board at MDCC,” said Dr. Larry Nabors. “He is an experienced college administrator who is very student oriented and he will be a real asset to Mississippi Delta. He is already hard at work on improving our recruiting efforts and our freshman orientation experience.”
Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) was recently awarded two grants totaling $3,650,000 from the U.S. Department of Education through the Predominately Black Institutions (PBI) Program.
MDCC will receive a minimum of $250,000 per year for five years under the funding formula portion of the program.