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On this week's edition of Center Stage we will look at the living conditions of Glendora, MS. The city's living conditions resemble that of a third world country. Glendora is a city currently surviving without a hospital, ambulance service, school, police department,  recreation center, nursing home, public park, or public transportation. These are city services normally afforded to every city in this country. The median household income in Glendora, MS is around $7,500 a year.  Mayor Johnnie Thomas says 99% of his 285 citizens are low income or impoverished and 100% are African Americans. To my amazement I found Glendora, MS is the home of the Emmett Till Memorial Museum. The teen murdered in the 1950's controversial hate crime. Ironically, Glendora was chosen as the location of the museum because this was the home town of the murderers of Emmett Till. Mayor Johnny Thomas along with several of the residents of Glendora came on and asked businesses to come to Glendora in hopes that the people could find decent jobs and a better way of life.