Veteran puts flags in African American cemeteries

Posted 5/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There is no sign to mark the entrance of Sandfield Cemetery. In fact, there isn't really an entrance.

Starkville again commits to LINK-backed park search

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK chief operating officer Joey Deason predicted bond intent notices that could help fund a future industrial park will come before city and county leaders as early as July now that both boards have formally recommitted to the organization's search for land.

Hamilton company takes to Tenn-Tom to transport product

Posted 5/23/2015 in Area

When the long-debated, often-delayed Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway opened in 1984, critics condemned the almost $2-billion project as an example of "pork barrel" waste while advocates claimed the waterway would become a major shipping corridor, estimating that the waterway would carry 28 million tons in its first year and 99 million tons by 2035.

Memorial Day: One of the last eyewitnesses to D Day looks back

Posted 5/23/2015 in Community

When Joseph R. Johnson landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944 -- D Day -- he prayed fervently the blessing his daddy had said for him the day he left the farm at 17 for the Army would kick in.







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