MARIETTA, Mississippi — A portion of Mississippi Highway 371 in Marietta will be designated the James C. "Jimmy" Pharr Memorial Highway at a ceremony next week.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1HdsWYI) the dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6 at the McGlaun Community Center in Marietta.
Senate Bill 2005, passed during the most recent state legislative session, names the segment of Mississippi 371 within the Marietta corporate limits after Pharr. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will erect and maintain appropriate signs along and approaching the stretch of road.
Pharr was a longtime community leader in Marietta and Prentiss County. He was one of the founding members of the Prentiss County Development Association.
Pharr died in 2014 at the age of 79.
Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com