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Jefferson Davis family eyewitness to Tuesday’s tornado

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes touched down Tuesday in the Pine Belt. An EF-1 traveled through parts of north Jefferson Davis County. Another, which was rated an EF-2, tracked from Jefferson Davis County to Covington County. Members of a Jefferson Davis County...
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Daily Leader

Jefferson Davis man arrested for sale of heroin, meth

A Jefferson Davis County man has been arrested for sale of heroin and methamphetamine. The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics announced Wednesday that MBN agents and Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Brandon Mortez Graves at his home on Monday, March 14. Graves was charged with one count each...
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Independent Record

It’s time to stop honoring Jefferson Davis

In 1999, the Montana Legislature did the right thing when it passed a law requiring state agencies that manage public lands to rename any place containing the derogatory word “squaw.”. Now is the time for the U.S. Board on Geographical Names to take a step in the same direction...
Roanoke Times

Workers find what appears to be a time capsule under Jefferson Davis monument

While disassembling the Jefferson Davis monument Wednesday afternoon, workers found what appears to be a time capsule lodged inside a concrete block. Dennis Duarte, a mason foreman for Connecticut-based Summit Masonry, used a circular saw to cut the concrete and free the 121-year-old capsule. The city will give the 7-by-15-by-8-inch...

City officials: Box found under Jefferson Davis monument

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - City officials in Richmond have made a new discovery at one of the Confederate monuments on Wednesday. It has been confirmed that a box was found under the Jefferson Davis monument. However, officials can’t confirm if this is a time capsule. Send it to 12...

New names for Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis high schools narrowed down. Here's the short list.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with the correct spelling of Lanier's first name, McMillians's last name and to clarify the naming conventions The month after the Robert E. Lee statue was torn down in front of its namesake high school in Montgomery during widespread protests of police brutality in the death of George Floyd, Montgomery's school board voted to change the names of three high schools: Jefferson Davis High School, Robert E. Lee High School and Sidney...