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Senate approves bill to increase safety for MDOT workers

By TERRY C. BURTON,

This week we cleared for transfer to the House, Senate Bill 2555 that would allow the Department of Transportation to call on for assistance and reimburse police agencies across the state to assist with traffic enforcement in dangerous areas and especially in work zones, where multiple deaths and injuries have occurred across the years.

Sessums Hotel provided visitors with accommodations for 42 years

By TERESA BLOUNT,

While Union was blessed with several hotels in the early 1900s, only one survived until late in the century. In 1919, Stephen D. Parker, a railroad man who ran the Blue Goose from Meridian to Union, saw the need for a hotel near the depot as a convenience for railroad men who stopped in Union to eat, change trains, or stay overnight.

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