HAMILTON -- Authorities say an 81-year-old Monroe County man was found dead in a field behind his home Monday by two neighbors.
The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
A Clay County man died Monday night when his vehicle was struck on the side of the road by an 18-wheeler.
Monday afternoon, 68-year-old William Nance pumped $10 worth of gas into his pickup. At $3.96 a gallon, $10 in mid-grade fuel doesn't go as far as it used to.
The local music community is putting its own spin on tornado relief, holding a benefit concert along the Columbus Riverwalk on Sunday from noon until late into the night.
A 76-year-old man died and his grandson was severely injured Friday, when his pickup was struck by an 18-wheeler in Monroe County.
Lowndes County was largely spared the wrath of last month's devastating tornadoes, residents have not gone untouched. Some had friends and family who were directly impacted. Others didn't know a single person involved, but they responded anyway. Some gave money. Some gave time. Most gave something.
WEST POINT -- A young white man, donning a Confederate uniform, poses with his knife and revolver. Beside him, a young black man is seated, also holding his knife, and a shotgun, also in a Confederate coat.
BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.
GREENVILLE -- As the crest in the Mississippi River rolls toward the heart of the Delta, the great flood of 1927 is on a lot of minds.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late today at Memphis -- hours sooner than previously predicted -- but the mayor says the city's ready for it.
As Old Man River continues to rise, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, in cooperation with local and state emergency management personnel, is closely monitoring Mississippi River levels, which are expected to crest May 10.
Smithville isn't flattened. It's hilly. One week after being assaulted by an EF-5 tornado that left 16 residents dead as of Wednesday, the landscape of the Monroe County town is studded with piles of rubble and debris which have been gathered, swept and bulldozed together.
Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.
As victims of tornadoes last week try to reassemble their fragmented lives, state officials are asking people to be on the lookout for fraud and price gouging.
Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are almost finished restored power following a series of deadly storms in late April.
Burnell McDonald is next in line to run the West Point School District.
They stood in the rain around the red donation box, eyes closed, hands clasped, praying for the people of Smithville, praying for direction as they attempt to help in whatever way they can. What started as a simple Facebook post has become a cohesive movement, and what started as an uneasy feeling has become a loud, clear calling to serve.
The post office is gone. The school is gone. City Hall is gone. Most of the churches are gone. Nearly every building in Smithville is gone -- or so heavily damaged they will have to be demolished.
Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are wrapping up restoration efforts following a series of deadly storms that swept through the cooperative's service territory in late April.
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