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Fewer people filling up as gas prices rise

Posted 5/17/2011 in Area

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.

 

Columbus concert set to raise money for Smithville

Posted 5/15/2011 in Area

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.

 

 

Wren man dies in wreck

Posted 5/14/2011 in Area

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.

 

Helping hands: Area residents provide relief for those impacted by tornadoes

Posted 5/14/2011 in Area

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.

PBS does detective work in West Point

Posted 5/12/2011 in Area

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 to close 23 branches in six states

Posted 5/11/2011 in Area

BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.

 

 

In the Delta, a new flood brings back old fears

Posted 5/9/2011 in Area

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.

 

 

Mississippi River could crest today at Memphis

Posted 5/9/2011 in Area

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.

 

 

River forces move of 'Memphis in May' barbecue contest

Posted 5/6/2011 in Area

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.

 

Starkville volunteers aid Smithville tornado cleanup

Posted 5/5/2011 in Area

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.

 

UPDATED: How you can volunteer, donate to the tornado relief effort

Posted 5/4/2011 in Area

Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.

 

 

Attorney general warns of fraud, price gouging

Posted 5/3/2011 in Area

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.

 

 

Power restored to most 4-County customers

Posted 5/3/2011 in Area

Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are almost finished restored power following a series of deadly storms in late April.

 

 

West Point principal tapped to lead district

Posted 5/3/2011 in Area

Burnell McDonald is next in line to run the West Point School District.

 

Columbus contractor, moved by tragedy, starts charity for tornado victims

Posted 5/3/2011 in Area

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.

Sunday in Smithville: City reflects on disaster, looks to future

Posted 5/2/2011 in Area

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.

 

4-County wrapping up power restoration in storm areas

Posted 5/2/2011 in Area

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.

 

Obama: Bin Laden's death a 'good day' for America

Posted 5/1/2011 in Area

WASHINGTON -- Declaring the killing of Osama bin Laden "a good day for America," President Barack Obama said Monday the world was safer without the al-Qaida terrorist and mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

 

List of fatalities in Miss. from severe storms

Posted 4/30/2011 in Area

Here are the people killed by severe storms in Mississippi during this past week, according to lists provided by coroners and law enforcement officers.

 

 

Miss. death toll from storms rises to 35

Posted 4/30/2011 in Area

Mississippi's death toll has climbed to 35 from this week's violent storms.

 

 

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