Jan

20

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : January 20, 2012

The Henderson County Black History Committee held its annual candlelight event in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday night at New Hope Corinth CME Church in Malakoff. The guest speaker was the Rev. Marcus Jones of Mt. Providence Baptist Church of Athens, who preached on “turning the world upside down.” The event brought community leaders such as (above from left) the Revs. Joey Baggett, Bill Burton and Derryl Jackson.

Jan

02

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : January 2, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan

The final 2011 edition of The Malakoff News is on the stands, the traditional time we release the Top 5 Stories of The Year.

I select the stories based on three factors: the number of people impacted, the amount of media coverage, and the amount of discussion generated in the community.

Every year I put together this list, and every year I am amazed at the type of stories that come out of our small community. There are two stories on the list this year that received not only state, but national attention. One was even picked up overseas.

But the top spot didn’t go to either of those stories. Instead, the top story was the resolution of a long-running controversy.

1. ROCK BUILDING REOPENS

This marks the fifth consecutive year that Malakoff ISD’s Old Rock Building has been on this list, and that in itself makes it worthy of the top spot. There have been more stories written, more arguments between

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Dec

21

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 21, 2011

Dec

17

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 17, 2011

By Michael V. Hannigan

I will be posting live updates from the nativity rally on the Henderson County square today on our Facebook page. Please feel free to follow. I probably will not interact as much with readers as I normally do because I am on my phone, but will try and update often.

Dec

07

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : December 7, 2011

Nov

14

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : November 14, 2011

A detail of soldiers removes the casket containing the remains of SFC Benny Don Rogers from the wagon that carried him to the grave site in Willow Springs Cemetery Saturday, Nov. 11, 2011. SFC Rogers was listed as MIA from a battlefield during the Korean War in November 1950. His remains were identified just recently. See more photos on The Malakoff News Facebook Page.

 

Aug

22

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 22, 2011

With students returning to school this week, The Malakoff News Online highlights five new administrators around our coverage area. The profiles below are in each person’s own words. Here’s the lineup:
Monday: MISD Superintendent Randy Perry
Tuesday: MHS Principal Daniel Barton
Wednesday: CRES Principal Cathy Sulak
Thursday: CRJH Principal Julie West
Friday: TISD Superintendent Corey Jenkins

Randy Perry


Age: 52
Family: Married to Brenda for 32 years; son, Sam, 24 years old, just married to Courtney on June 11. Sam is a teacher-coach at Willis High School.
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Education: BA, Political Science, 1982, UTA; MA, Education, 2003,also Principal

Aug

22

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 22, 2011

We are entering the season when people declare their intention to run for the presidency of The United States. These people appear on programs like “Face the Nation” and answer questions from the host of the show. They answer questions from the audience at Town Hall meetings.
“What are you going to do about jobs?”, “What are you going to do about the deficit

Aug

22

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 22, 2011

Surely television viewing affects our lives more than we can possibly know. And as the media interprets news for us in different ways whether on national or local stations, one particular aspect of the news I’ve noted for the last 20 years is how a spoken word, used often, suddenly gets changed in pronunciation or definition, almost overnight on any news accounting we view.

Aug

22

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 22, 2011

I am so happy. I asked for something in this column, and somebody responded. Jerry Lindamood contacted Pat Isaacson and is going to take charge of setting up the model train room at Malakoff’s Historical Museum. Pat is overjoyed.
This is actually the second good response I’ve got for the museum, which is located in the historic Flagg House. Pat was looking for a picture of Mr. H. L. Flagg, the original owner of the house. Martha Thompson called me, giving me the name of somebody who might have a picture. We had a real nice visit. Turns out that person didn’t have a picture, and Pat still hasn’t found one, so I didn’t really get her any results that time. But it just makes me feel good when somebody tries to do something I ask them to. It doesn’t happen often. Let’s see … Fran Estes found me some guineas. She did something else I requested in this column, and now I forgot what it was, but that makes her my number one reader. Then several people did, at my request, remind my daughter Tina to bring me the goat manure she had promised me. I know there must have been something else through all these years, but I can’t think of it now. Usually you just ignore me.
If I asked you to do something and you did it, please let me know. I want to give you due credit, plus I’d like to think I have some effect in the world.
I’m sorry to say Bingo, Carl’s trouble-prone Shihtzu, didn’t get to keep the eye that got knocked out of its socket when he picked a fight with the little brown dog I’ve been trying to get one of you to adopt, and you haven’t. See