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Yazoo City perseveres after storm

For second time this year, tornado damages two major business districts in Yazoo City Susan Cartwright-Guion and a cadre of helpers formed a furniture-hauling assembly line across Main Street in Yazoo City last Tuesday morning. Cartwright-Guion is hoping it wasn’t a funeral procession for her hardware store. For 10 years, Cartwright-Guion has owned and operated Grace Hardware, one of the ...

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Holiday hopes left twisting in the wind

It was a tale of two Main Streets in Yazoo City last Tuesday morning. On the north end of the retail corridor, the clean-up effort forged ahead, as businesses in the first block took a direct strike from the EF2 tornado that twisted through last Monday night. But southward, on the second block, there was a different kind of anxiety ...

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'Gatemouth' Moore honored with Blues Trail marker

YAZOO CITY — Bishop Arnold Dwight “Gatemouth” Moore, a former national blues star who left the nightclub stage for the pulpit, is being honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker was unveiled Monday in Yazoo City. Moore, a blues singers of the 1940s, experienced a dramatic conversion when he went onstage at the Club DeLisa in ...

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When the cows come home

Central Mississippi cattlemen slammed by April 24 tornado Since the deadly April 24 tornado ripped through Central Mississippi, Tammy Swarek has been on the back roads of Holmes County, offering assistance and comfort to cattlemen who were victims of the storm. Considering her personal losses, Swarek’s efforts are a sublime act of kindness and selflessness. “We got slammed,” Swarek said. ...

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Amazingly enough, It could have been worse

  Ardis Russell sat in his office on Main Street in Yazoo City last Monday afternoon and drew a map for a visitor that traced the path the massive tornado took on April 24. Approaching from the west, having just flattened Eagle Lake in Warren County, the massive twister that killed a total of 10 people in three counties and ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: An entrepreneurial journey

Monk brings Yazoo City old world businesses in new world packages When I met Michele Monk, owner of Health Integration in Yazoo City, one of my first questions was: “just how the heck did you wind up as a business owner in Yazoo City, Miss.?” The question was a natural response on my part. Michele started her professional life as ...

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Searching begins in Yazoo City

YAZOO CITY — Rescuers stood ready Sunday to comb neighborhoods of splintered homes and twisted debris in Mississippi, a day after a devastating tornado sliced through the state and killed 10 people, including three children.James Jackson, a deputy state fire marshal, said crews took a break overnight but were organizing at first daylight to resume search and rescue operations. All ...

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