Del Sol's LaVerk Hodges, right, drives against Democracy Prep's Najeeb Muhammad on Tuesday.Democracy Prep's Najeeb Muhammad, left, defends Del Sol's LaVerk Hodges on Tuesday night. Muhammad had 20 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and four steals in a 75-45 win. (Damon Seiters/Las Vegas Review-Journal)Democracy Prep's Najeeb Muhammad, left, drives to the basket against Del Sol on Tuesday night. Muhammad had 20 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and four steals in a 75-45 win. (Damon Seiters/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Democracy Prep’s defense staked the Blue Knights to an early lead on Tuesday night. The team’s outside shooting made sure Del Sol wouldn’t be able to come back. Democracy Prep forced nine first-quarter turnovers, then hit six 3-pointers in the second quarter to pull away en route to a 75-45 boys basketball victory over the visiting Dragons. “I tell the kids all the time to make the (other) kids uncomfortable,” Democracy Prep coach Trevor Diggs … [Read more...] about Democracy Prep defeats Del Sol Dragons 75-45 in basketball
“Mayor Nic Hunter was very supportive about what we are doing. In fact, he had been looking into food halls, but never considered this location," Holland said. "The city, Mayor Nic Hunter, City Council, and the Parish planning people, have been nothing but supportive and I owe them a debt of gratitude.” … [Read more...] about New food hall coming to Lake Charles in 2020
“I do think there is possibility for change, big change from the supreme court down, but I think a big part of it, a big part of of the shift in our culture comes from the bottom down- bottom up- the grassroots movement, and education, and shifting peoples' hearts, along with their minds, without both of those together I don’t think anything is going to happen actually.” … [Read more...] about Hundreds participate in March for Life through downtown Lake Charles
“They’re going to put Martin Luther King on a postage stamp, so everybody in the country will have to lick his ass.” That crude jibe summed up my uncle’s attitude toward Dr. King’s efforts to change his world. My uncle lived in a world where even well-meaning people were puzzled by Dr. King’s urgency. Weren’t Negroes happy with the way things were? We didn’t hear any complaints, even if you asked one. What was the matter? Our county’s plantations had produced a lot of cotton, cultivated by a lot of slaves before the Civil War. When that war freed those slaves, another war began—to deny those black Africans brought and kept here by force any entry into the world run by my uncle’s forebears. It was a desperate struggle on both sides. The victorious American government promised the slaves freedom. The defeated plantation owners and the society they controlled knew no other means of survival than total domination of … [Read more...] about Dr. King: From Hatred Toward Love
The Clarke County Board of Education is now accepting applications to fill the remainder of Vernon Payne’s term in District 2. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and up to two letters of recommendation from supporters by Thursday, Feb. 14. The board will then interview the candidates and take public comment at its Feb. 21 meeting before voting on a replacement. Qualifications for the position include being at least 21 years old, a citizen of Georgia, registered to vote, not having been convicted of a felony, not holding any other elected office, not currently working for CCSD and residing within the district for at least the past 12 months. District 2 extends roughly from Danielsville Road to Winterville and Lexington Road to the Madison County line. A full list of qualifications and a map of the district are available on the CCSD website. The decision to accept public comment was a contentious one during a two-and-a-half-hour board meeting Jan. 17 to discuss the … [Read more...] about Who Wants to Join the Clarke County School Board?