Maycomb County News

By; Katie Schank

Lengthy Trial

The day of Maycomb's trial that consisted of a black man and a white women. It was by far the longest deliberation the jury has every had to decide on a black man.


Black man, Tom Robinson, was convicted of rape and abuse from white woman, Mayella Ewell. She was beaten up on the right side of her face and arms.


"He had beaten me up and raped me." Ewell explained. She asked Robinson to come in her yard so he could bust up a chiffarobe that she had. She said that she wanted to go inside and get a nickel for his work and that's when he came on her.


"Tom Robinsons left arm cannot be used, it is not functional." Lawyer, Atticus Finch, said. Robinson's left arm was working fine until he got it caught in a cotton gin. Now it had lost all nerve.

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Tom Robinson's trial

This image shows Tom and the people that came to watch the trial to find out if he is innocent or guilty.

Letter to Editor

The trial of Tom Robinson shouldn't have happened. He didn't do anything wrong! Just because he is a different race doesn't mean he is wrong. His left hand was completely useless and the person that had beaten Mayella Ewell was left handed. Bob Ewell did it! All the signs are there and he most definitely is left handed! Whites, blacks, what does it matter? We should be fighting for what is right not the other way around. Things should be better and easier for our society. Whites can be with blacks and blacks can be with whites. It shouldn't be a democracy.

Kids Bombarded On Their Journey Home

Finch kids attacked in the night on their way back from the Maycomb pageant.


Local students, Jem Finch and Scout Finch, were interrupted by a resident, Bob Ewell, on their way home from the county pageant. It included kids getting beaten and the death of Bob Ewell.


"I would've been stabbed but my ham costume saved me." Scout says. She explains to local sources that it was too dark to see. But that she was happy that they were both safe now.


"I tried to get away and help Scout but it was so dark that I couldn't see anything but a big man trying to grab me." Jem explained. Jem broke his elbow and got badly concussed.

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Jem Finch's recovery

Jem Finch is recovering from a broken elbow and a concussion. From the traumatizing events that happened.

Scientist Sparks a New Discovery

Researcher finds a hidden planet that has always been in the shadows but not anymore.


Astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh, is working for the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona and was given a project directly for "planet x" which then was predicted by Percival Lowell and William Pickering. Tombaugh discovered the planet on February 18th, 1930.


Tombaugh then named it Pluto after a greek God from the underworld.


Tombaugh made his first telescope at the age of 20 years old. He didn't comprehend what this tool created for our history in the making.


Rosenburg, Jennifer. "When Was Pluto Discovered?" About.com Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 May 2016.

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Clyde Tombaugh in action

Looking through his telescope.

Tom Robinson's Obituary

Tom Robinson was a father, son, and brother. He was a 25 years old and was a farmer. Tom had a wife and children. He was in jail and he needed to break out that's when he ran for it and got shot. He enjoyed being with the people he loved most.