Oregon Trails: Memorial Day

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — By many accounts the first well known observance of a Memorial Day type observance was in Charleston, South Carolina on May 1st of 1865. On May 5th of 1868, a call was made for an annual and nationwide observance on May 30th, because it did not fall on the anniversary of … Continue reading »

Memorial Makeover in Central Point

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — More than two years ago, several gravestones at the Central Point Cemetery were vandalized. On Friday, while the gravestones still sit un-repaired, volunteers came out to help clear out brush that had overgrown the site. Volunteers said there are several veterans buried at the Central Point cemetery. More than a dozen … Continue reading »

OSP Increase Memorial Day Patrols

MEDFORD, Ore. — State police are issuing a word of warning to travelers this Memorial Day weekend. From now until Monday, troopers will be ramping up patrols. Those patrols will be looking for drunk drivers and speeding motorists. They will also keep an eye out for people not wearing their seat belts as part of … Continue reading »

Memorial Day Travel Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — AAA officials say Thursday marks the start of the Memorial Day travel holiday, meaning lots of folks out on the roadways. The sooner you hit the road, the more money you’ll save in gas. AAA officials say gas will probably go up after Friday. Despite that predicted hike, AAA officials say fuel … Continue reading »