The president of the Jasper Branch of the N.A.A.C.P., Booker T. Hunter, has announced that his group will once again hold a rally and march on Martin Luther King Day.

The march will be held on Monday, January 20th, 2010 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Greater New Bethel Baptist Church on Rev Martin Luther King, Jr Boulevard.

Due to construction on South Main Street, the march will take a different route this year.

The march will go west on MLK, south on Main Street, west on Houston Street, and south on Marvin Hancock Drive, crossing Highway 190 and onto Farm to Market Road 252 (Springhill Road) to Jasper High School where a program will be held in the school auditorium.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Jearon Chew, pastor of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church on north Main Street.

***CHICKEN & WAFFLE BRUNCH WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY/BLACK HISTORY MONTH BECAUSE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JACOBY MCFARLAND WILL BE HELD AT LIGHTHOUSE ON SATURDAY***