This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A Virginia county has voted to change the name of a 12-mile section of highway that currently honors former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Nevada's Jeff Davis peak renamed The effort to strip the Davis name from the peak in Alpine County follows a similar effort in Nevada. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. We propose that US Route 1 be renamed Loving Highway, in honor of Richard and Mildred Loving of Caroline County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,487. The highway runs the entire eastern length of the county outside of Washington and through other portions of the state. All rights reserved. Jefferson Davis Parish, often shortened to Jeff Davis Parish, was founded in 1913 and is named after Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The county plans to rename it Richmond Highway, following moves by neighboring Arlington County and Alexandria. The move comes after the City of Alexandria changed the name of the roadway within its borders, effective January 1, 2019. We, the undersigned, believe that it is long past time to remove his name from this important thoroughfare. JENNINGS - Just days after a petition was created to change the name of Jefferson Davis Parish, two counter petitions have emerged expressing the desire to keep the parish's name. June 23, 2018 at 12:34 PM EDT The Alexandria City Council unanimously and finally decided Saturday to rename Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway, after three years of … A Mississippi elementary school''s board of trustees has voted to change its name from Jefferson Davis to Barack Obama following dozens of other cities around the U.S. that have … Unlike Alexandria, state law requires Arlington County to seek authority from the General Assembly to rename … The county is named after Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Against the change, organizer Greg Pousson started a change.org petition on Wednesday to keep the name of Jefferson Davis Parish, which garnered more than 750 supporters on Thursday. Richmond organizations pushing to rename Jefferson Davis Highway. The Commonwealth Transportation Board voted Wednesday to change the official name of U.S. Route 1 to Richmond Highway … The Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence is in need of donations to help domestic violence survivors this holiday season. “The plan that still remains is that we have to take action in the November agenda and that will give us the month of December to get all physical signage corrected," said Superintendent Marcus Boudreaux. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced in July the Jefferson Davis campus in Gulfport would now be referred to as the Harrison County Campus, bringing it into the naming … US Route 1 in Virginia received the name Jefferson Davis … Last year, Arlington County changed the name of Jefferson Davis US or route 1 to Richmond Highway. Of those, committee members voted on 12 of their favorites. The county was carved out of Covington and Lawrence counties in March 1906. … BILOXI, Miss. This is not the first campus in South Mississippi to move forward with a name change. The vote allows the board to petition the Commonwealth Transportation Board in Richmond for a formal change. GULFPORT, Miss. October 21, 2020 at 6:47 AM CDT - Updated October 21 at 6:53 AM, Mississippi gaming industry rebounding well after earlier shutdown, George County preschool program gets $150,000 donation. 208 DeBuys RoadBiloxi, MS 39531(228) 896-1313. Its county seat is Prentiss. The five options that received the most votes Back Bay Elementary, Biloxi Bay Elementary, South Bay Elementary, Bay Breeze Elementary, and West Biloxi Elementary. Realizing it was time for a change in Prince William County, in September, the Board of County Supervisors approved a resolution to request that the CTB change the name of Route 1 in Prince William County from Jefferson Davis … Arlington County is seeking to change the Jefferson Davis Highway name as well. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced in July the Jefferson Davis campus in Gulfport would now be referred to as the Harrison County … Governor James K. Vardaman signed the bill creating the county on May 9, 1906. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. Five new names proposed as district moves to change Jeff Davis Elementary’s name. All rights reserved. Police say a man used a stolen debit card from Chesterfield County, at the Walmart located in Petersburg. In the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia, US Route 1 is named after Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy. The move is part of the college’s strategic plan for the next 10 years. Route 1 in Prince Willam County, as its also known, runs from Quantico, … Jefferson Davis was the 10th and last child of Samuel Emory Davis, a Georgia-born planter of Welsh ancestry who had fought in the American Revolution.When Jefferson Davis, who was named for Thomas Jefferson… Jefferson Davis Highway will be no more in Arlington County. A county report estimates it could cost as much as $1.5 million to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway. According to WLOX, the Jefferson Davis campus has now been renamed to the college’s Harrison County campus. Jeff Davis Peak is a volcanic plug that rises from a treeless ridge in the … Prince William County will change the name of U.S. 1 from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. The street signs won’t get changed until 2022, but Prince William officials received the state’s blessing Tuesday to remove the name of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from one of … MANASSAS, Va. — Prince William County voted to rename a 12-mile stretch of highway currently named for former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. “Arlington has long sought to rename the stretch of Jefferson … Since 2019, local jurisdictions in Northern Virginia have undertaken efforts to rename Route 1 as Richmond Highway. The decision made last week by the college board of … The Montgomery County Board of Education is scheduled to consider a proposal to change the names of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Sidney Lanier high schools Tuesday night. The … The city of … Realizing it was time for a change in Prince William County, in September, the Board of County Supervisors approved a resolution to request that the CTB change the name of Route 1 in … Jeff Davis Elementary is named after Jefferson Davis, who served as president of the Confederate States of American during the American Civil War. Tristan Ruppert is a multi-media journalist for WLOX News Now. September 9, 2020 at 12:16 PM EDT - Updated September 9 at 12:16 PM, Police: Shots fired at Henrico officers during search warrant, Police: Man uses stolen debit card at Petersburg Walmart, Police make arrest in northern Virginia rapes from 1991, Police: Hawaii couple arrested after boarding plane knowing they were COVID positive. Earlier this month, 62 name suggestions were given to a committee with the district to discuss. Jefferson Davis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Michel Sixth Grade School, which closed in 2011, remains vacant and unused. (WLOX) - The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus will now go by a new name. Alexandria officials in Northern Virginia voted in 2018 to change Jefferson Davis Highway, ultimately becoming ‘Richmond Highway.’ At Tuesday’s board meeting, Boudreaux proposed the idea of tearing the building down. Arlington County had the support of local business groups to remove Jefferson Davis’ name from the highway and rename it Richmond Highway. Reva Trammell, the 8th District councilwoman and the ordinance’s chief sponsor, introduced the proposal to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway in June, at the request of a … Jeff Davis Peak, a summit in Alpine County within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, will now be called Da-ek Dow Go-et Mountain following a recommendation from the Alpine County … Boudreaux suggested the action because the empty building has actually cost the school district after a pipe burst inside earlier this year. MANASSAS — A Virginia county voted Wednesday to change the name of a 12-mile section of highway that currently honors former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. (WLOX) - Biloxi Public Schools is moving forward with plans to change the name of Jeff Davis Elementary. 1 of 17. WJLA-TV reports that the Prince William County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the change to the stretch of U.S. Route 1 on Wednesday. Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin, D-Woodbridge, issued a directive Tuesday requesting that county staff begin the process of renaming Jefferson Davis Highway, also known as U.S. 1, which runs … AD The Montgomery County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to change the names of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Sidney Lanier high schools — each named after men who were … MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A Virginia county has voted to change the name of a 12-mile section of highway that currently honors former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The proposed name change was made to the U.S. Board on Geographical Names, which has final say in the matter. COVID-19 forced the closure of Mississippi's casinos early on in the pandemic but folks returned when they reopened. He's a graduate of Ole Miss, and lives in Ocean Springs. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved the measure, and the Commonwealth Transportation Board signed off on the change … While January 2021 could see the dawn of a new elementary school in Biloxi, the new year could be another school’s last. A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. Police say shots were fired at officers in Henrico during a search warrant. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved the measure, and the … ), 5710 Midlothian TurnpikeRichmond, VA 23225(804) 230-1212. No action was taken during Tuesday’s board meeting, but it is something they will assess moving forward. In the long term, the superintendent said he thinks the site’s footprint could be home to a new school. Virginia. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced in July the Jefferson Davis campus in Gulfport would now be referred to as the Harrison County Campus, bringing it into the naming convention of the other schools within the college. Next, the school board will vote in their November meeting on what name the school will be known as moving forward. Copyright 2020 WLOX. Prince William County will change the name of U.S. 1 from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. This is not the first campus in South Mississippi to move forward with a name change. Alexandria and Fairfax County had already … The U.S. board last year authorized a request to … “We could do a physical name change to start the new year in January.”. NC Looks To Remove Jefferson Davis Name From Highway ... NCDOT is not trying to rename a section of U.S. 1 in Lee County that is actually called Jefferson Davis Highway.

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