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Author: Melody Dixon

Clarksdale Welcomes its First Charter School

Do you know what a charter school is? In a nutshell, it’s a school that receives government funding, but operates independently of a local school system. This fall, Clarksdale will welcome its first charter school. The Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will start off serving students from kindergarten to second grade for the 2018-2019 school year. In the future, it will add third through eighth grades as well. The school’s executive director, Amanda Johnson, spoke to P&K about what can be expected. How does it feel to be the catalyst shaking things up in the Mississippi Delta, to be...

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Moms: Rejuvenate for a Fresh, New Year!

While reading through online articles by Glamour Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, and TotalBeauty.com, I’ve found some special remedies for some much-needed rejuvenation. As the first days of 2018 are here, moms needing a fresh start to the new year –and a break from the stresses of raising kids — can try these fixes for a physical refreshing.   All the supplies needed to treat yourself are available right here in ordinary Delta-region stores; there’s nothing fancy required to give yourself a nice pampering break. Moms, if you prefer to share the experience instead of making it “me time,” there’s...

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Moms: Rejuvenate for a Fresh, New Year!

While reading through online articles by Glamour Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, and TotalBeauty.com, I’ve found some special remedies for some much-needed rejuvenation. As the first days of 2018 are here, moms needing a fresh start to the new year –and a break from the stresses of raising kids — can try these fixes for a physical refreshing. All the supplies needed to treat yourself are available right here in ordinary Delta-region stores; there’s nothing fancy required to give yourself a nice pampering break.  Moms, if you prefer to share the experience instead of making it “me time,” there’s the...

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Delta Nonprofit for Youth Promotes Education, Character-Building

As grade school progresses, kids wish for smooth sailing while advancing from one level to the next. For Coahoma County students, the Spring Initiative makes that possible. The after-school program and non-profit organization funded with a grant provided by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi is a place where Clarksdale’s youth get free tutoring and mentorship, and they also work on character development. Moreover, the directors, who emphasize the importance of a firm educational foundation, have encouraged the middle schoolers in their program to apply to Rankin County’s Piney Woods Country Life School. Seven students from the Spring Initiative...

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Celebrate the Season Delta-Style

Sleigh bells ring. Are you listening? Don’t let the Christmas holiday sneak up on you this year; prep yourself ahead of time and try pushing your family into a jolly, cheerful spirit for the most wonderful time of the year. Consider jotting down these Delta events in your planners, right after tree decorating night and before the Christmas cookie-baking night you do with the kids every year. Don’t forget about the wreath! Warm Your Heart with Leflore County Celebrations  “The holidays in Greenwood are magical because there’s something for everyone to do,” says Leflore County Chamber of Commerce Executive...

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