News From Around the South 8/6 to 8/13

News From Around the South 8/6 to 8/13

VIRGINIA: School Named After Confederate General Renamed The Roanoke School Board renamed Stonewall Jackson Middle School after former railroad executive John P. Fishwick on Monday, abruptly ending a monthslong debate about whether a racially diverse school in...
How We Got Here

How We Got Here

WASHINGTON — Did you see a particular Wall Street Journal front-page headline on Monday? It read “Profits Soar as Economy Advances.” That headline will probably be the most important headline of the week. It certainly is of colossal importance. Our economy...
Civil War Remains Arlington-Bound

Civil War Remains Arlington-Bound

WASHINGTON — The bones of two Union soldiers killed at the Civil War’s Second Battle of Bull Run will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 6, the cemetery said Monday. The men will be the first burials in the cemetery’s new 27-acre section and will...
News From Around the South 7/30 to 8/6

News From Around the South 7/30 to 8/6

FLORIDA: Lee Portrait in County Commission Chambers Moved Aside for New Video Board FORT MYERS, Fla. — The portrait of Robert E. Lee, which has hung for 87 years over the center of what is now the dais of the Board of Commissioners chamber in the Old Lee County...