Now Hiring

Posted by | January 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Wendy’s will be accepting applications at the new fire station on Green Street on Thursday January 18th from 10am to 6pm. You can download an application online at http://jobapplicationreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Wendys-Job-Application-Form.pdf


Smith Grove to celebrate 73 years

Posted by | January 16, 2018 2:20 pm

Sunday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m., Smith Grove Baptist will be celebrating its 73rd annual usher anniversary. Rev. Kennedy and the congregation invite all to attend.




Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted by | January 15, 2018 4:12 pm

George Washington is the only other American to have had his birthday observed as a national holiday.

In 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal holiday to honor King. The holiday, first commemorated in 1986, is celebrated on the third Monday in January, close to the civil rights leader’s January 15 birthday.

Information from http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted by | January 15, 2018 4:10 pm

King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was not his first at the Lincoln Memorial.

Six years before his iconic oration at the March on Washington, King was among the civil rights leaders who spoke in the shadow of the Great Emancipator during the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom on May 17, 1957. Before a crowd estimated at between 15,000 and 30,000, King delivered his first national address on the topic of … Read More


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted by | January 15, 2018 4:08 pm

King received his doctorate in systematic theology.

After earning a divinity degree from Pennsylvania’s Crozer Theological Seminary, King attended graduate school at Boston University, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1955. The title of his dissertation was “A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.”

Information from http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted by | January 15, 2018 4:05 pm

King entered college at the age of 15.

King was such a gifted student that he skipped grades nine and 12 before enrolling in 1944 at Morehouse College, the alma mater of his father and maternal grandfather. Although he was the son, grandson and great-grandson of Baptist ministers, King did not intend to follow the family vacation until Morehouse president Benjamin E. Mays, a noted theologian, convinced him otherwise. King … Read More


Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

Posted by | January 15, 2018 4:02 pm

King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin.

The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.

Information from http://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-martin-luther-king-jr.


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