Monthly Archives: April 2014

President Declares Disaster for Mississippi

—-President Declares Disaster for Mississippi WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Mississippi and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local…

Civil Air Patrol’s Tornado Response Continues

2 more CAP wings flying reconnaissance missions following tornado outbreak MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. ­ Two more Civil Air Patrol wings ­ Tennessee and Mississippi ­ have taken to the skies to photograph the devastation wrought by this week¹s…

Additional Storm Damage Reported

PEARL ­ The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received a confirmed report of another storm related death in Leake County, raising the total to 13 in the state as a result of tornadoes and severe weather on Monday. Damage is…

Coliseum Drive renamed to honor MSU legend Howell

> > > STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State University’s east-west street near the Humphrey Coliseum basketball venue has been officially renamed in honor of MSU and NBA basketball great Bailey Howell. > > The honor was presented to the MSU…

New Albany Nurse Arrested

> Jackson, MS—A New Albany nurse has been arrested on charges of Medicaid Fraud and Illegally Obtaining a Controlled Substance, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. > > Shawna Russell Smith, 48, turned herself in Tuesday at the Union County…

Storm victims identified

Winston County officials have provided the names of the nine victims from Monday’s tornado. The names of Nine storm victims released are: Katherine Ferguson, 55; Ruth Bennett, 53; Dora Triplett, 64; Gregory Jernigan, 60, Sarah Massey, 85, Jerry Carter, 61;…