4/28 Tornado

Huge crowd witnesses Memorial Dedication

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and military representatives from each branch of service raise the flags and uncover the Memorial mark at Memorial Park.

From staff reports
 
A special ceremony marked the one-year anniversary of the storm system that left a 34-mile path of destruction and took ten lives in Winston County on Tuesday, April 28.

“We remember today to reflect on how far … Read more

Chamber Banquet set for April 28

From staff reports

The Winston County Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet is set for Tuesday, April 28 at Lake Tiak O’Khata. The 58th Annual Banquet will begin at 7 p.m.

This year unlike the previous 57 years will have … Read more

Remembrance and rebuilding ceremony set for April 28

Remembrance ceremony to mark one-year anniversary of devastating tornado

From staff reports

A remembrance ceremony will be held April 28 at 4 p.m. on the one-year anniversary of the EF-4 tornado that destroyed hundreds of homes and claimed 10 lives.… Read more

Chamber Banquet set for April 28

From staff reports

As part of the remembrance and recognition of the heroes of the April 28, 2014 EF4 tornado, the Winston County Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Banquet on April 28, 2015.

The  58th Annual Banquet … Read more

WinstonStrong, MDS dedicate homes

Representing Bethany Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and other Presbyterian Church Gloria Turnipseed gives Rev. Mike Dowd of Winston Strong a check for over $11,000.

From staff reports
 
The community-based recovery fund “Winston Strong” in conjunction with Mennonite Disaster Services completed another home and dedicated it Monday, Feb. 23.

MDS and WinstonStrong presented keys to Rita Harris whose home was destroyed April 28 when the … Read more

Mississippi gains $2.7 million for watershed protection

USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Funds Linked to April 2014 Tornado Recovery

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today confirmed that Mississippi will receive $2.7 million in federal funds to continue the state’s recovery from massive tornado damage inflicted last April.

The … Read more

Tree giveaway to be held in Louisville this Friday

The City of Louisville has partnered with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the National Arbor Day Foundation to offer the Mississippi Tree Recovery Campaign in response to the tornado that hit the city on April 28, 2014.

The giveaway will … Read more

Paying it forward – Help after a storm

Students from the TAG class pickup debris.

From press and staff reports

The months of January and February have been very busy for the 6th and 8th grade Gifted students from Eiland Middle School. After Columbia, MS had an EF 3 tornado in December right before Christmas, … Read more