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Smithville business people resolve to rebuild community

Damage assessment in Smithville was underway last week, after the state’s first confirmed EF-5 tornado in almost 50 years killed 15 people and destroyed a large portion of the town’s homes and businesses April 27. Statewide, the April 27 outbreak destroyed 41 businesses, and left 74 with major damage, according to numbers from Gov. Haley Barbour’s office. A lot of ...

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City wants court to rule on annexing Nissan plant

CANTON — Canton officials are seeking a state court ruling on annexing the nearby Nissan Motor Co. plant. City Attorney Barbara Blackmon told The Clarion-Ledger that Nissan is getting police and fire protection from the city and the use of city roads. Based on law passed in 2000, Canton cannot annex the Nissan site for the first 30 years without ...

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MDOT gives update on Delta highways as waters rise

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released an update on roadways that are or could be affected by Mississippi River high floodwaters. “There is no exact science to this, so it’s imperative that state and federal agencies work closely to lead us through this crisis,” said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. The only current road ...

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