Sunday, February 15, 2009

Special Society Program Meeting This Tuesday Evening

The Itawamba Historical Society will hold its regular monthly program meeting in the Gordon McFerrin Assembly Hall of the George Poteet History Center on Tuesday evening, February 17. Presenting the program will be Judge Michael P. Mills, author of the book Twice Told Tombigbee Tales. It has been written about Mills’ book that it is in the best tradition of southern storytelling. Charles Reagan Wilson of the University of Mississippi Center for Southern Culture wrote “Mills has written a memoir that is far more than that. It documents the storytelling culture of northeast Mississippi in a way no one has done before and it offers a revealing inside view of Mississippi political life over the last two decades…”

Judge Mills invites you to meet some of the colorful characters he has known during a lifetime in Mississippi -.growing up, practicing law, and running for office in the Magnolia State. These stories, full of insight and humor, offer keen observations of the folks who live near and along the old Tombigbee River and its tributaries in northeastern Mississippi. Mills will be coming home to Itawamba County where he will be reading passages from, and talking about many of the stories in the book.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. when refreshments will be served and the program will immediately follow. The public is invited to attend all program meetings of the society. The Itawamba Historical Society is located at the corner of Church Street and Museum Drive in Mantachie. For further information, contact the society at 662-282-7664.

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