My childhood views on civil rights were framed by growing up in north Mississippi in the 1960s. My earliest memories of civil rights involve the Ole Miss race riots in 1962, Medgar Evers’ murder in 1962 and the murders of three civil rights activists during the Freedom Summer of 1964. As I matured, my views matured, as I read more about both sides of the issues. However, I am ashamed that I knew so little about John Lewis until he died in July.
A sign at the Andalusia post office honors the heroes that work there. I was told that postal customers placed the sign there. There should be other signs.
Due to heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally, PowerSouth issued today a high-water notification under its Emergency Action Plan.
With the amount of rainfall received from Hurricane Sally over the past few days, and with additional rain projected, PowerSouth is monitoring levels of Gantt and Point A lakes, which are subject to government-mandated statutes.
These are very unsettling times. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world, the country, the state and all of our communities very hard. Maybe you know someone, maybe a loved one, that didn’t survive the virus. I have been very fortunate thus far in that I haven’t known anyone that has become a victim of the virus.
Just days after announcing that three major employers are coming to the Santa Rosa Industrial Park (SRIP) East, the county’s economic development office today revealed that another 30 new jobs are slated for the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10. The county commission approved final details that give the go-ahead for a new company to move forward with a $2.5 to $3 million capital investment in the I-10 Industrial Park and launch operations there.
Three companies plan to locate at Santa Rosa Industrial Park East, creating more than 100 jobs and $22 million of capital investment.