Natchez Trace Parkway busy in 2015 with visitor amounts

From press reports “During September 2015, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a slight decrease in the number of recreational visits over the 2014 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 476,818 used the Parkway during September 2015 compared to 488,825…

Calendar of Events – 11/18/15

AUMC Annual Chili Lunch Nov. 18 Ackerman United Methodist will be selling chili, corn chips, homemade dessert and tea at the Ackerman United Methodist Fellowship Hall on Nov. 18 for $5. Local schools, hospitals and other groups and individuals in…

The Civil War – History of 30th Mississippi Infantry: Part 5

By C.J. Johnson The 30th Mississippi included companies from  central Mississippi.  Company C, the Choctaw Planters, was raised in Choctaw County.  This  continuation of the 30th Mississippi history comes from Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.” “In January, 1864,…

Dimmed lights help the night sky

NEWS FROM THE HILL By Edwin Faughn Greetings from Rainwater Observatory right here in the historic village of French Camp, Mississippi. We are excited about our new indoor exhibits containing a brand new impressive meteorite collection! It contains such objects…