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King children mark death anniversary


ATLANTA — Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s children on Wednesday marked the 44th anniversary of his death by launching efforts to prevent youth violence.

King Center CEO Bernice King and her brother, Martin Luther King III, announced separate youth violence prevention initiatives Wednesday with the Centers for Disease Control and The Carter Center.

King, who championed non-violent social change and racial and economic equality, was fatally shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968.

The motel is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

Group: Historical marker inaccurate

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Orangeburg County Historical Society officials say archival records show Union General William Tecumseh Sherman didn’t cross the Edisto River where a historical marker now stands.

Some Confederate history buffs have expressed concern that a road project will force the marker to be moved, but the historical society says it’s not accurate anyway.

“We have reviewed accounts by Gen. Sherman and others about crossing the Edisto River at Orangeburg,” Historical Society Interim Director of Archives Lawton Salley said. “The 301 bridge and road did not exist at the time of the Civil War. It is very unlikely that a crossing was made at the 301 site.”

In other news

A MAN WANTED in the deaths of two women last month in Orangeburg County has been arrested in Louisiana. Authorities say 27-year-old Vicente Mendoza was arrested Wednesday morning near Ville Platte, La.



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