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Officials remain concerned about ongoing flooding

April 10, 2014

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Two highways in Central Mississippi remain closed, and state officials are concerned about more damages and loss of life. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports Highway 427 at Highway 16 just south of Edinburg and Highway 80 at Chunky River are still closed. State Route 149 at Strong River and Dabb’s Creek and Highwawy […]

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Bryant declares state of emergency as waters rise

April 9, 2014

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While the storms have finally cleared the state, their aftermath is still being seen. Gov. Phil Bryant has declared a state of emergency in 12 Mississippi counties that have suffered impacts from flooding and severe storms that moved through the state beginning April 3. Chickasaw, Covington, Hinds, Holmes, Jones, Kemper, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Simpson […]

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MEMA, Weather Service warning of severe storms

April 3, 2014

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Spring is in the air — and so is the risk of the year’s first severe storms, particularly in the northern parts of the state. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of severe weather through Friday. The weather service says some severe thunderstorms […]

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State of emergency declared for more winter weather

March 3, 2014

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After enjoying spring-like temperatures this weekend, Mississippians are facing a new threat from winter weather today. Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency for the possibility of significant ice accumulations in the northern half of the state and severe thunderstorms or tornadoes in the central and southern parts of the state. A state […]

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More winter weather could impact post-ice storm efforts

December 9, 2013

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For those without power from this weekend’s ice storm, help is coming. However, more winter weather tonight could impede efforts. Crews were working yesterday to restore power to thousands of customers in north Mississippi after an ice storm. Ron Stewart, spokesman for Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, says about 7,000 association customers were without power, […]

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Officials, residents hunkering down as winter storm approaches

December 6, 2013

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Officials are urging residents in North Mississippi to be prepared for an approaching winter storm that could bring significant icing to the region. Emergency crews were at the ready today and residents have been stocking up on groceries, buying electricity generators and gassing up their cars in advance of a winter storm that forecasters predict […]

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‘Drop, cover and hold on’ during upcoming ShakeOut

October 15, 2013

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While the earth may not move Oct. 17, officials are asking Mississippians to pretend that it does. Mississippi is one of 10 states taking part in the fourth Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill, which will begin at 10:17 a.m. During the drill, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says millions of people will simultaneously […]

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State’s peanut harvest tops the nation

October 28, 2011

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Back in the summer, the peanut industry was facing a crisis. The extended drought had affected nearly half of the state’s peanut growers, and they were looking at a bad, perhaps disastrous, year. But, the same September rains from Tropical Storm Lee that saved pecan growers turned the season around for peanut farmers. Instead of […]

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Pecan growers enjoy another ‘nutty’ year

October 28, 2011

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It has been good times of late for Mississippi’s pecan producers. And, the optimism just keeps growing. Boosted by increased demand, tight supply and corresponding high market prices while dodging some of the weather-related losses many of the state’s other agriculture commodities have suffered over the last few years, 2011 is shaping up to be […]

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