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Stories from Saturday, May 5, 2012

Today in History (05/05/12)
Today is Saturday, May 5, the 126th day of 2012. There are 240 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 5, 1862, the Battle of Puebla took place in Mexico as forces loyal to Benito Juarez defeated troops that had been sent by Napoleon III during the so-called French Intervention. (The Cinco de Mayo holiday commemorates Mexico's victory.)...
Out of the past 5/5/12 (05/05/12)
Fire in the morning destroys the Cape Flea Market near the intersection of Highway 74 and South Kingshighway; one of the oldest established flea markets in the city, it was established in 1970 by Tom Howard. The Jackson Board of Aldermen last night unanimously and resoundingly turned down a proposal submitted to it by the State Highway Department to improve Highway 61 with a three-lane improvement in front of the Wal-Mart plaza...

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