STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -As travelers were out and about during the holiday, some people reflected on the true meaning of Christmas.
Gas stations were some of the few businesses open on Christmas.
People like Kent Clay went to the gas stations and store to purchase gas, buy lottery tickets and buy last minute items.
Clay said he was on his way to enjoy spending the holiday with his family and friends.
He also wanted to remind people of what this day really means.
“It’s not about the presents, it’s about Jesus Christ being born today,” he said.
Kent Clay wished everyone a Merry Christmas and safe holiday travels.
Sergeant Derrick Beckom said Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers in Starkville like will conduct traffic check points to ensure the safety of the community.