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Articles from the August 1, 2019 edition

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  • City of Inkster Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Library

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 1, 2019

    Residents and elected officials gathered outside the future location of the Leanna Hicks Public Library at 2500 Hamlin Street in Inkster this past Saturday for a ground-breaking ceremony. Attendees included members of the Inkster Library Board and Friends of the Leanna Hicks Library, Inkster Mayor Byron Nolen, County Commissioner Glenn Anderson, and family members of Leanna Hicks. Library Director Donna Sherrill says construction on the new library will begin early in August. The library's... Full story

  • Kenny Jo McPhaul Jumps Out The Game

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Reporter|Aug 1, 2019

    Ecorse Michigan has ran its own reputation over the years. From politics, sports, and education, the city is on an improvement tour. Kenny Jo McPhaul is a product of early Ecorse. He remembers it all. A time where the world was still figuring itself out, and Ecorse was struggling to make a mark on the country. Mr. McPhaul has experienced Ecorse through many sets of eyes. The city nurtured Kenny Jo as a child, student, and athlete. After graduation from Ecorse High School in 1979. Kenny Jo... Full story

  • 400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

    Abayomi Azikiwe|Aug 1, 2019

    In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, then a colony of Britain, having been captured by Portuguese colonisers in the Ndongo and Kongo kingdoms (in the vicinity of modern day Angola, Republic of Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo) and then stolen again en route to Vera Cruz on the coast of Mexico by British traders operating a warship flying a Dutch flag for the purpose of labour exploitation. After... Full story

  • Back to school coming earlier for students at Westwood Community School District

    Aug 1, 2019

    Dearborn Heights, - Students at the Westwood Community School District will be joining a growing number of students across the state by starting the 2019-20 school year before Labor Day. Robichaud High School, Westwood North Academy, Westwood Virtual Academy, Tomlinson Middle School, Thorne Elementary School, and Daly Elementary School will each begin the new school year on Monday, Aug. 26. According to Superintendent Dr. Stiles Simmons, the earlier starting date is designed to reduce the... Full story