2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Pierce, Maples, Hamilton
House Concurrent Resolution 107
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE CITY OF LUCEDALE ON THE CELEBRATION OF ITS 100TH BIRTHDAY ON APRIL 21, 2001.
WHEREAS, the City of Lucedale, Mississippi, will celebrate its 100th birthday on April 21, 2001; and
WHEREAS, Lucedale was founded in 1901 when Governor A.H. Longino affixed his hand and seal to the proclamation, which incorporated the Town of Lucedale; and
WHEREAS, with a petition signed by 2/3 of the electors within the territory of the proposed town of Lucedale, this small community became an incorporated town on June 6, 1901, with a total of 332 inhabitants; and
WHEREAS, two weeks after its incorporation, Lucedale held its first Town Board Meeting on June 20, 1901; and
WHEREAS, the Census of 1970 determined that Lucedale's population was in excess of 2,000 people, which was enough to have their town become a city; and
WHEREAS, on February 22, 1977, the Secretary of State, Heber Ladner, signed the official order declaring the town as "City of Lucedale":
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate the City of Lucedale on the celebration of its 100th birthday on April 21, 2001.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the City of Lucedale and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.