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Nature unleashes fury, from the Delta across to East Mississippi

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 leaving 16 dead. >> See ...

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East Mississippi rail link gets a funding start

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 link would complete East Mississippi’s ...

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