This is a news release from Visit Mississippi
The 1964 rebuilding of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, which was destroyed for hosting civil rights activities, will be commemorated with a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail on Saturday, January 17, at 11 am. The unveiling will take place at 3651 County Road 700 in Blue Mountain. Several Oberlin alumni who took part in the church rebuilding will attend, and the event is open to the public.The Mississippi Freedom Trail was launched in 2011 during the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders. Its mission is to commemorate the people and places of the Civil Rights era. The Carpenters for Christmas/Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is the 17th marker on the Trail, and it has been funded by Oberlin College alumni.
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Checkpoints set up by the Perry County Sheriff's Office led to two drug arrests on Friday night. Perry County Deputies set up driver license checkpoints on Old River Road and Pumping Station Road. One arrest was made on each road, according to a post from the Perry County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page. Deputies arrested Channing Rodriguez Carter, 31, for felony possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), and Joseph Ryan Scronce, 32, was arrested for ...More >>