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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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  • 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...
  • Planning your golfing trip to North Carolina

    THE BEST WAY From LAX, Southwest and US Airways have direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Raleigh, N.C. AirTran, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United have connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at...
  • Local Student Has Graduation Ceremony In Parents' Home

    Local Student Has Graduation Ceremony In Parents' Home
    Jefferson Davis High School Senior Abraham Artega graduated Saturday, and the graduation ceremony was held in his parents dining room. Artega is confined to a wheel chair, and is on a ventilator. Health issues kept him from graduating with the rest of...
  • Student Of The Year Finalists Announced

    Student Of The Year Finalists Announced
    Today the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the names of 18 students selected as regional finalists in the state's annual Student of the Year competition. The 18 students selected include one 5th, 8th and 12th grader from each of the...
  • 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...
  • 'Hell' by Robert Olen Butler

    'Hell' by Robert Olen Butler
    If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...
  • 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...