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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.”

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