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Grocery store to open in tornado-torn town

SMITHVILLE — Ever since a tornado caused widespread destruction in Smithville in April 2011, residents have been waiting for a new grocery store will open. Town officials told WTVA that an agreement has been reached for the Postell Meat Market to open. The store will carry groceries, custom meats, and produce. Owner Donny Postell said the store will be open ...

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Re-election of Smithville mayor signals growth for tornado-ravaged town

SMITHVILLE — The question of whether this tiny community ravaged two years ago by a killer tornado is ready for land-use controls and an annexation strategy received an affirmative answer from voters last Tuesday. In a campaign seen as an up-or-down vote on his call for comprehensive land-use planning and the annexation of nearby unincorporated parts of Monroe County, incumbent ...

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Reelection of Smithville mayor signals support for growth of tornado-ravaged town

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – The question of whether this tiny community ravaged two years ago by a killer tornado is ready for land-use controls and an annexation strategy received an affirmative answer from voters Tuesday. In a campaign seen as an up-or-down vote on his call for comprehensive land-use planning and the annexation of nearby unincorporated parts of Monroe County, incumbent ...

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Reelection of Smithville mayor signals support for planned growth

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi – The question of whether this tiny community ravaged two years ago by a killer tornado is ready for land-use controls and an annexation strategy received an affirmative answer from voters Tuesday. In a campaign seen as an up-or-down vote on his call for comprehensive land-use planning and the annexation of nearby unincorporated parts of Monroe County, incumbent ...

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Smithville bypass unlikely any time soon

Smithville need not fret over the prospect that a Mississippi Highway 25 bypass will leave the town’s Central Business District to decay and die. At least not for a couple more decades, says Bill Jamison, Northern District engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Federal and state money is unlikely to be available for realigning and widening the highway in ...

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Smithville transitions from devastation to setting vision for future

On April 27, 2011, the people of Northeast Mississippi’s tiny farming town of Smithville could hardly see a future beyond the next 24 hours. Today, the survivors of one of the deadliest tornadoes to strike Mississippi are looking nearly 20 years ahead at the Smithville of 2030. The one-time trading post has been framing a picture of its future as ...

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