NATCHEZ — Lee Jones is fighting day and night to save a family lumber yard that has been on the Mississippi River for 100 years this month. He set aside the engraved invitations to the companys centennial celebration three weeks ago and began hauling in dirt for the levees. Theyll have time to celebrate later, he said, if they save it.
Jones is trying to hold back the Mississippi River — a monumental, almost foolhardy effort.
But it didnt start out that way.
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