Slimantics: British, not bitter: London-raised Starkville man has different perspective on Independence Day
Happy Fourth of July, the day we Americans set aside each summer to scare the bejeebers out of our house pets with explosives.
Fireworks can harm property, people, pets: Officials urge residents to heed ordinances ahead of Fourth of July
One year around the Fourth of July, Columbus Fire and Rescue received 12 calls in one day due to fireworks incidents alone.
The chief of the Transportation Security Administration says travelers should see only a slight increase in checkpoint wait times over the four-day July 4 holiday weekend despite the diversion of about 350 employees including screeners to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Events during the first two weekends in July offer the Golden Triangle opportunities to celebrate the “Spirit of ’76,” even after Independence Day.
In just a week, many of us will be giving the menu a last once-over, dropping by the grocery store for that item we forgot, or checking our decor inventory of things red, white and blue. Next Thursday, our nation celebrates the Fourth of July.
Starkville’s parks and recreation department will again host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday at the Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.
In two short weeks, we’ll be showing our red, white and blue.
The Fourth of July holiday was a busy one for Mississippi Highway Patrol units, with 100 DUI arrests and 183 traffic accidents, including fatal crashes in Monroe, Grenada and Yazoo counties, according to MHP data.
In his 4½ years as a state senator from Manhattan, Brad Holyman has handed out everything from flashlights to T-shirts at political rallies. But for a gathering held soon after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, he decided on something more substantial:
Copies of the Constitution.
Continuing a decade-long tradition, Starkville Parks and Recreation will host the city’s annual Independence Day celebration at the Sportsplex beginning at 5 p.m. July 4 and continuing until 9:30 for the fireworks display.