Tornado rips through Noxubee and Kemper counties; 1 dead

April 12, 2013 in Top Stories

Gov. Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency Thursday for Kemper and Noxubee counties due to the impacts of severe storms and tornadoes that injured many and left one person dead.

A command post has been set up in downtown Shuqualak after a tornado ripped through the area around noon Thursday. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) director Robert Latham was in town as part of the effort to help following the tornado.

MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn says the fatality was reported west-northwest of DeKalb, near Mississippi Highway 493, in Kemper County.

3 dead after car rear ends SUV near Lucedale

June 18, 2012 in News, Police Report, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Three people thrown from vehicle The Mississippi Highway Patrol says three State Line residents died, a fourth had minor injuries and […]

Monitor: $366 million overrun at Miss. Power plant

June 15, 2012 in Business, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON – (AP) Mississippi Power Co. has told regulators the power plant it is building in Kemper County is $366 million over budget. The overrun would push the total cost […]