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WDAM Viewpoint- Notes on recent community happenings

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Notes on community happenings:   Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day.   To vote you have to be registered.  In Mississippi the deadline is 30 days out and you don't have long if you aren't registered already.  Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the enrollment of James Meredith the first African-American student at Ole Miss.  While it touched off a powder keg at the time, it was a giant step in the change of racial relations in the Deep South and, indeed, the entire nation.   Dr. Ralph Noonkester died yesterday after an association with what is now William Carey University that stretches back 60 years.  Promoted to President of the 400 student college in 1956, he served in that capacity until 1989.  Now a university, William Carey has a co-ed enrollment of over 4000 students.   Also this week, the Hattiesburg City Council and Mayor Johnny DuPree agreed to work together to restore the public's confidence in the integrity of the Municipal Court System.  This, after a Police Department investigation that brought to light a number of disturbing allegations.  Reminders, recognition of lives of contributions, agreements to work together for the common good…all necessary in a society and community that is moving in the right direction.  Much has been done…much remains to be done. 

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