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Updated: 02/06/2014 08:00:03AM

Progress paves the way through our community

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Change has been on the horizon for generations now, though many refused to believe they’d ever see it in their lifetime. But the project to widen Highway 17 through Desoto County is a reality that has finally arrived.

We heard about it for many years and even watched its progress in counties to the north and south of us, and may have even thought it would somehow bypass us, since our little community seems to have been cocooned in timelessness and has remained much like it’s been for generations now. Not so. The march of progress through Fort Ogden seemed to happen overnight once it got started, and served as a wake-up call to all non-believers.

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