Saturday, May 27, 2006

Grave Shortage

LINK - Lee County is running out of burial places. A little interesting cemetery history is included in the article.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16, 1863

The Battle of Champion Hill took place near Edwards, Mississippi in 1863. The Drake family has a very nice site devoted to this battle with some great material on the battle. The National Park Service has some information here and here. There's a great virtual tour online too.

Katrina Reveals Graves

LINK - Hurricane Katrina helped archaeologists locate skeletal remains holding a rosary dating back to about 1720.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sonny Montgomery

G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, long-time United States representative from Mississippi, died Friday. Many tributes are available. Here are a few.

Chronicle of Higher Education's Daily News Blog
Clarion Ledger (Jackson)
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Tupelo)
Associated Press via Sun Herald (Gulfport)

Friday, May 12, 2006


LINK - Farm Bureau has an interesting feature on Aberdeen's history written in 2003.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Camille vs. Katrina

LINK - A study says that the state did a better job of telling folks to evacuate for Katrina than for Camille.