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Saturday, Ft. Campbell families got some free portraits to send to their deployed soldiers and remind them what they're fighting for.
There were smiles frozen in time, but they weren't found in your usual family portraits because in many cases, a family member was missing.
"My husband's actually deployed right now to Afghanistan," Kristen Rodriguez said.
That's why she, 7-year-old Elizabeth, and 8-year-old Christopher took the booked a portrait session, a copy of which will help see their husband and father through it until he gets home in June.
"It just would be nice to send him a portrait to be able to see that there are people still back there that love him and care about him and support him and want him to come home," Rodriguez said.
The Rodriguez family was just one of 80 that received a free portrait session on post Saturday as part of the Portraits of Love Project, where portraits were provided through a partnership between the USO, and the Photoimaging Manufacturers Distributing Association.
"Portrait photography altogether is just a wonderful moment," said Glenn Hall, photographer. "When you're capturing people and when you're capturing that moment of quality in each person's personality is really kind of fun."
Hall said each family and each portrait is unique, but for one soldier in particular it was the last family memory he would have before going overseas.
"He had four or five children," Hall said. "He was leaving, getting on a plane to leave so it was kind of nice that they were able to capture a moment all together as a family and he s being deployed immediately so that was kind of special."
Hall said he and the other photographers spent 10 hours shooting on post Saturday, giving free portraits to about 80 families.
You can learn more about the portraits of love project by visiting the Fox Links section of this website.
Saturday, February 9 2013, 10:02 PM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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