Posts Tagged ‘East Mississippi’

Nature unleashes fury, from the Delta across to East Mississippi

by Wally Northway Published: December 25,2011

Tags: Delta, drought, East Mississippi, EF-5 tornado, flooding, Nature, Smithville, tornadoes

Bad weather made 2011 a year to forget. The losses from tornadoes, flooding and drought are still being calculated. In April, the state suffered one of the worst tornado outbreaks in history. Hardest hit was the Town of Smithville, a community of less than 1,000 that was hit by an EF-5 tornado on April 27 […] [...]

East Mississippi rail link gets a funding start

by Clay Chandler Published: May 1,2011

Tags: East Mississippi, transportation, Waynesboro-to-Lucedale

Study and design work on a rail link from Waynesboro to Lucedale is $100,000 closer to happening thanks to a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration. The grant is contingent upon the Rail Authority of East Mississippi providing matching funds in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions. The Waynesboro-to-Lucedale rail […] [...]

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