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MEMA: Weather causes damage in numerous counties

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says severe weather caused damage in at least 10 counties as storms moved through parts of the state Monday afternoon.

MEMA said damage was reported to homes in Grenada, Itawamba, Lowndes, Tallahatchie and Union counties. There were reports of downed trees in several other counties.

There were also reports of high winds lifting at least two semi-tractor trailers into the air, with one left dangling over a highway in Lee County. […]


Grenada metal stamping plant adding 35 jobs

Officials at Ice Industries Grenada said they are adding 35 jobs and investing $500,000 in an expansion.

The unit of privately-held ICE Industries of Sylvania, Ohio, says it’s expanding engineering, testing and manufacturing at the north Mississippi metal stamping plant, The Clarion-Ledger reports. […]