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Raymond Board Signs Proclamation Declaring September 17-24 as Constitution Week



CONSTITUTION WEEK IN RAYMOND-- Pictured above, Raymond’s Town Board: Jennifer Benton, Town Clerk, Bridget Smith, Alderwoman, Mayor Isla Tullos, 2nd row Aldermen Randal Harris, Jack Moss and Aubrey Barnette. The Mayor and Board signed a Proclamation at a recent meeting designating September 17th - 24th as Constitution Week in Raymond. Volunteers will ring the church and water tank bell at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th joining with other communities with Bells Across America to open the week. . . .

Never Forget



Nancy LeBlanc

NEVER FORGET is the phrase we all associate with September 11th and the terrorist attacks on Americans in 2005. We all remember where we were on that Tuesday morning as we witnessed the deadliest attack of terrorism in human history. Recent polls show 74% of Americans consider the attack as the most significant event in their lives. The majority of those numbers come from the Baby Boomer Generation (born 1946-1964) and Millennials (born 1981-1994). So for the younger Gen Zs (born after 1996) he . . .

Terry Headlight News



Terry P. Johnson

The Town of Terry and The James Foster Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present “Ringing the Bells Across America” to celebrate Constitution Week at Terry City Hall at 2:30 p. m. on Sunday, September 17th (this weekend!). All church bells in the community will ring at the 3 o’clock conclusion of the program and will be ringing throughout the American land.

All are invited to bring your families with flags and bells to ring at this educational, patriotic observance. A . . .

From the Pastor’s Pen:
“Years Ago...”
(Psalm 78:4)



Zachery Byrd

“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming
generation the
glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
(Psalm 78:4)

195 years ago, Jackson was a dream, Vicksburg was a dock, but Bethesda was a destination. Zebulon Butler received a letter in 1825 from the hands of the beloved Dr. Archibald Alexander of Princeton Theological Seminary. Vicksburg needed a pastor, and Butler was their man. David Calhoun notes: “Butler rode on horse . . .

Bells Across America to
Ring in Constitution Week
on Sunday, September 17th



WHERE IT BEGAN-- The photo above shows a puzzle, depicting a scene from when the United States Constitution was being written, on display in honor of Constitution Week. (Hinds County Gazette photo submitted by Martha Ferguson.)

Communities throughout the nation will be celebrating the spirit and meaning of the country’s Constitution beginning September 17. On this day in 1787, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia delegates at the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of the Unite . . .

Must-Haves For Tailgating... Or Just Enjoying Fall



Kara Kimbrough

BOAT DIP--- At least a few variations of this delicious dip have been around for awhile. Even so, “Viral Boat Dip” is enjoying a revival right now, thanks in part to social media.

Finally... fall is on the horizon! In 10, give or take a few, days, it’ll “officially” be time for hot apple cider, cozy sweaters, soup bubbling on the stove and pumpkin spice lattes. I was going to mention the smell of burning leaves, but decided against it since most southern states are under a burn ban. In short, . . .

Felder’s Colorful Kale



Felder Rushing

Time to move on. Thin past dragging hoses, and plan, if not actually plant, for the next season. I’m starting to push through the chore of cleaning up the summer’s frustrations, and setting out spring bulbs topped with cold-hardy flowering annuals.

Because I hate having to empty my beds and containers too early of still-performing summer flowers, I’m getting a head start on fall and winter by lightly working up pockets of soil between the older stuff; by digging in the old mulch along with a . . .

The Passing of a Matriarch



Guy Geller

A TRIP TO ST. LUCIA IN 2011--- Patsy and Guy Geller travelled the world together. Here they are on a family trip to St. Lucia in the Caribbean in 2011. This week Guy celebrates the life of his beloved wife of 66 years, Patsy, who passed away on Sept. 7. A memorial service will be held at Silver Springs Baptist Church on Sept. 23, 2023 at 2 pm.

This is not only intended to chronicle the passing of a matriarch; it is also the celebration of the wonderful life we had together for sixty-six years . . .

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum



Felder Rushing

There’s a hidden little public garden in Jackson showcasing herbs and flowers that can take any weather thrown their way.

I’ve been keen my entire career on promoting durable, multi-use garden plants, especially those grown here long before we even had water hoses. You can find a few of them showcased at the Agriculture and Forestry Museum.

The sprawling museum, located just off Interstate 55 on Lakeland Drive/Hwy 25 - close to the fantastic Mississippi Children’s Museum and Museum of Natu . . .

Hinds’ Marie Hull Art Gallery Showing Works From Permanent Collection



ART COLLECTION AT HINDS CC--- “Hidden Gems” is on display now in the Marie Hull Art Gallery with paintings chosen from the permanent collection by HCC Art Department Chair and Instructor Lee Reyna Levya-Lopez.

Hinds Community College owns a permanent collection of fine art that has been curated for decades by art department chairmen and instructors. The collection is stored on site in the art department on the Raymond Campus, but there are also works on display in offices throughout Hin . . .

Striking Mural by ‘Founding Father’ of Mississippi College’s Art Department Returns Home



SAMUEL GORE MURAL --- “Christ the Great Physician” by Samuel Gore greets visitors to the Baptist HealthPlex at Mississippi College.

Before he had become an internationally celebrated artist, before he was first called the “Founding Father” of the Mississippi College Art Department, even before he had completed his first professional commission, Samuel Gore was a paperboy.

Delivering the news in the Van Winkle area of Jackson on his way to school, Gore’s first customers each morning were Dr. . . .

From the Pastor’s Pen:
“Lamb’s book of life...”
(Revelation 21:27)



Zachery Byrd

“But nothing unclean will
ever enter it,
nor anyone
who does what
is detestable
or false, but
only those who are written in
the Lamb’s
book of life.”
(Revelation 21:27)

Within our theology, Christians have historically made a simple distinction between The Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. We are all too familiar with the former, are we not? The Kingdom of Grace finds herself in fierce combat against the Kingdom of Satan. At every turn, the Church finds herself either press . . .


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