Sidewalk project not enough
Hardship has taken its toll on the once-thriving downtown and the small town’s sense of self-worth.
Native David Wright, whose name is synonymous with education and soul food through his affiliation with schools and his Blue Light Café, had insight on the town.
“There’s a lot of old folks, now,” Wright said. “Two-thirds of the houses are vacated. Kids are leaving to get jobs.”