Senator to Make Stops in Lee, Oktibbeha, and Union Counties

April 14, 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will continue his “back roads” tour of Mississippi with stops tomorrow in Lee, Oktibbeha, and Union Counties.  Sen. Wicker’s “back roads” tour has been an annual tradition, beginning when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“When the Senate is not voting or holding hearings in Washington, I spend as much time as possible in Mississippi,” Sen. Wicker said.  “It has always been important to me to hear from residents in all parts of the state, not just the larger cities.  This ‘back roads’ tour will again allow me to hear the concerns of folks at country stores, neighborhood restaurants, and trucks stops in small towns across Mississippi.”

All events are open to the press and public.  Schedule is subject to change. 


TUPELO: 10:00 A.M. CDT - Remarks at the Official Announcement of the Federal Designation of the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area. 
Hilton Garden Inn
363 East Main Street
Tupelo, Mississippi          

STARKVILLE: 1:30 P.M. CDT - Remarks for an ARC Check Presentation to Study the Revitalization of the C&G Railroad.
Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library
Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi

STARKVILLE: 3:00 P.M. CDT - Remarks at the Congressional Perspective of Missile Defense Center for Advance Vehicular Systems Lobby.
Thad Cochran Research Park
Hwy 182 East
Starkville, Mississippi

NEW ALBANY: 7:00 P.M. CDT – Remarks at the American Legion Post #72 Monthly Dinner.
American Legion Building
113 Fairgrounds Circle
New Albany, Mississippi