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Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 ¿ December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865 during the American Civil War. After Davis was captured in 1865, he was charged with treason, but not convicted. His last home, Beauvoir House, and the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library, are located in Biloxi, MS. His burial site is Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. « Show less

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  • One Dead After Strong Storms Move Through North Louisiana, Governor Jindal Declares State-wide State of Emergency

    One Dead After Strong Storms Move Through North Louisiana, Governor Jindal Declares State-wide State of Emergency
    One man is dead and a landmark church steeple toppled onto a car in Louisiana after a line of thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes there and in neighboring Arkansas. Authorities said an unnamed 20-year-old driver died when his car hit a tree felled...
  • Winter Weather Closures

    Winter Weather Closures
    We'll update this web portal as information about closures and postponements becomes available. From the DOTD: Citizens can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing...
  • Development Authority director looks to the private sector but rules out widespread building at Fort Monroe

    Development Authority director looks to the private sector but rules out widespread building at Fort Monroe
    HAMPTON — Abraham Lincoln planned the attack on Norfolk while staying in Old Quarters 1 within the walls of Fort Monroe during the Civil War. Today, it is the base of operations for another daunting, albeit less bloody task for Bill Armbruster, a...
  • New Bicycle Lanes, Sidewalks Incorporated Through City Park

    The resurfacing of Harrison Avenue from Marconi Drive to Wisner Boulevard has been completed as part of the South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program. As part of the project, new bicycle lanes and sidewalks have been incorporated through City Park. These...
  • School and University Closures Update

    XAVIER: Due to the continuing threat posed by T.S. Gustav, the Xavier campus will be CLOSED effective Friday afternoon, August 29. All classes after 12:00 noon on Friday are canceled, and classes are currently scheduled to resume on Thursday morning,...
  • GOVENOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING MANDATORY CLOSURES OF SCHOOLS IN 30 PARISHES

    GOVENOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING MANDATORY CLOSURES OF SCHOOLS IN 30 PARISHES Baton Rouge, LA-Due to the impending approach of Hurricane Gustav, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an Executive Order requiring the closure of selected...
  • PRESTON ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR LOUISIANA

    Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in 34 Parishes               WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today announced a foreclosure moratorium in 34 parishes throughout Southern and Central Louisiana...
  • Workforce Works to Expedite Unemployment Claims

    The Louisiana Workforce Commission and its unemployment insurance call center were without power until late Sunday, Sept. 7. This power failure blocked access to the LWC's computer systems and severely hampered its ability to approve continuing claims,...
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    People whose jobs have been lost or interrupted because of the disaster in the 36 parishes eligible for individual disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Gustav also are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the Louisiana Workforce...
  • Farmers say Hurricane Ike damage comparable to 2005's Rita in south Louisiana

    Farmers say Hurricane Ike damage comparable to 2005's Rita in south Louisiana   Coastal residents assessing their damage from Hurricane Ike compared this storm with Hurricane Rita in 2005. In Vermilion Parish, residents said the water rose much...
  • FEMA Assistance Now Available for Ike Victims

    The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Louisiana to help people and communities recover from the area affected by...
  • Second Month of Food Stamps Denied to Parishes

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's request for a second month of disaster food stamp benefits for residents in 13 parishes affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike has been denied. Department of Social Services Interim Secretary Kristy Nichols says they...