Dedication ceremony names highway after laurel resident

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A dedication ceremony commemorating the life of a nationally known political leader and activist was held Thursday.

Laurel resident Arwilla huff Davison was not only recognized for her tireless work, but was also designated a section of Interstate 59 in her honor by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

"Arwilla Huff Davison Memorial Highway" starts at Highway 59 beginning at the Jasper County line and extends south into Jones County to the Beacon Street exit.

House representative Omeria Scott was in attendance and along with presenting Davison's family with the highway sign, she also handed them a proclamation honoring the life and legacy of Mrs. Davison.

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