- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A section of Mississippi Highway 6 in Lee County will be designated the “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway.”

The designated section of highway will begin at the Lee-Pontotoc County line and extend east to U.S. Highway 45.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Palmetto Community Center in Tupelo. Highway markers will be installed on Highway 6 after the ceremony.

The designation was approved by lawmakers this year.

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