Mississippi offering housing assistance to tornado victims after Obama denies FEMA help

January 13, 2015 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has activated the state’s Temporary Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Gov. Phil Bryant says in a news release he took action after […]

MEMA hoping for federal aid for victims in Dec. 23 tornadoes that killed 5

December 30, 2014 in News

COLUMBIA, Mississippi (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration joined Mississippi and local officials to tour the Columbia area, as well as Jones and Lamar counties […]

FEMA provides tornado relief money to Mississippi

August 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $2.43 million in Disaster Relief Fund grants to support debris removal and utility repairs in Northeast Mississippi from […]

Gov. Phil Bryant convenes special session Thursday on tornado costs

May 7, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has called the Mississippi Legislature into special session starting Thursday to help pay state government’s share of recovery costs after the deadly April […]

Mississippi looks to volunteer efforts, federal aid to recover from tornado outbreak

May 2, 2014 in News

LOUISVILLE, Mississippi (AP) — As Mississippi digs out from Monday’s tornadoes, officials are trying to manage a blessing — volunteers. The state is encouraging people who want to help with […]

Watch Gov. Bryant, congressional delegation give update on storms, seek federal disaster declaration

May 1, 2014 in News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) —  Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and the state’s congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration for tornado-ravaged areas of the Magnolia State. […]

Jackson County to get $10 million from FEMA for dredging

August 14, 2013 in News, Statewide News

Jackson County is getting a multimillion-dollar boost from the federal government to help erase the effects of Hurricane Isaac last year.

The Sun Herald reported that the county will receive $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for dredging silt that Isaac swept into the mouths of bayous and channels. Matching money from the state and county will pay for an additional $4 million in dredging work.

County Board of Supervisors President Mike Mangum said the work could start in October and take about a year to complete.

East Mississippi police chief killed in accident

March 21, 2013 in Top Stories

Authorities said a police chief in east Mississippi was killed after being struck by a car while directing traffic Tuesday.

Clarke County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Barry White said Enterprise Police Chief Randy Boykin died while being flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson.

Boykin had been chief for 12 years and also worked as a part-time deputy. White said Boykin directed traffic at the main intersection in town every weekday morning to help with school traffic.