FEMA provides tornado relief money to Mississippi

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 the April 28 tornado. The […]


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

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. Bryant is requesting a federal […]


Jackson County to get $10 million from FEMA for dredging

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.

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East Mississippi police chief killed in accident

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. […]