- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

EDWARDS, Miss. (AP) - Warren and Hinds counties are going to designate local roads on both sides of the Big Black River after a man credited with saving lives after the 1939 Clear Creek bridge disaster.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/NXCJgb ) that Warren and Hinds board of supervisors have agreed to recognize the local roads as the “Andrew ‘Sugarman’ Daniel Memorial Highway.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/NXCJgb) that Daniel, a black laborer from Edwards, is the subject of a new book that chronicles the events of the Clear Creek bridge disaster of March 29, 1939.

That night, the bridge over the creek washed out after a heavy rainstorm. Daniel rushed to the scene and hooked cables to vehicles and pulled several bodies out of the water, according to the book.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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