Mississippi turned 196 years old Tuesday. The goal of state leaders is to open a historical and civil rights museum under one roof by the time it turns 200. To achieve that, it is relying on a Mississippian whose experience in state government has few rivals: Former Governor William F. Winter.
On Tuesday, West Point selectmen approved the first invoices for wastewater and water extension to the site that will be home to Yokohama Tire's first manufacturing plant in America.
Columbus officials heard about the horses being in north Mississippi and coordinated getting them to appear at Columbus' parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
There is property changing hands out on Highway 45 North in Columbus and some new businesses are moving in. Like this: A Dick's Sporting Goods is expected to be located in a currently unoccupied portion of the old University Mall.
When he was just a small boy, William F. Winter would accompany his father, a representative from Grenada County, to sessions of the Legislature. That experience led him to a lifetime of public service, including more than 40 years serving the state of Mississippi in offices ranging from state representative to treasurer, tax collector, lieutenant governor and, finally, to the governor's office, where in 1980, he became the state's 57th chief executive.
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