Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored


This past Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored with a service held at Belmount M.B. Church in DeKalb. The cer­emony began with a motorcade that traveled from the Kemper County Courthouse to the church.

The theme of the program was Bridging the Gap, and the guest speaker was District 32 State Senator Rod Hickman. Rontal Jenkins opened the serv­ice with prayer, followed by a welcome from Justin Creer. A duet of EMCC students Jeremy Moore and Scotland McNutt pre­sented the song Going Up Yonder.

Hickman spoke about the importance of working together for the greater good of all, and the neces­sity of putting away in­fighting, and of looking from one generation to an­other for guidance, adding that the old guard must give instruction to the new guard, in a message inspir­ing unity and cooperation for the betterment of all.

The service closed with comments from some prominent community members.

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