Stories of the South - Part V Mantee, MS City Hall
Mantee today is holding its own in a part of the county that's tucked away and generally off the beaten path. Their City hall is well maintained and even has a little free library and my favorite item a bench dedicated to Mr. John Harold George.
They even have their own Facebook page where current mayor Frances Baker will keep you abreast of all the major news such as getting out the vote, BBQ dinners, the community yard sale, and the famous Black-eyes Pea Festival.
Mantee and everyone there is genuinely trying hard to keep the town going and it shows in the neatness of the buildings, the newly installed street lights, and the maintenance of the roads. It's refreshing in Mississippi when so many of our small towns have been practically abandoned and are falling down around our ears.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour and thank you for indulging me in my rose colored memories. Believe it or not there's still a few things in Mantee that I missed so I'll be making a return trip sometime soon. Until then we'll move back to some Noxubee County history next week. Until them my lovelies, take care of yourselves and stay cool!
If you would like to see a list of the other posts in this series, here ya go...
Part I - GM&N Depot
Part II - Bank of Mantee
Wordless Wednesday - Mantee Beauty Bar
Part III - George's Market and Farm Supply
Part IV - Mantee Post Office