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Bridge naming Friday for world’s oldest person

Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 12:00 am

Leading up to the celebration of her 116th birthday, Besse Cooper will have a bridge named after her during a ceremony Friday.

The world’s oldest person as recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records, Cooper lived and taught in Between, a few miles from the bridge on New Hope Church Road that will bear her name. Cooper will be unable to attend the ceremony but family members said she smiled when told about the honor.

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