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Monday Apr 14 | Sunherald.com

Jones Co. supervisors support Pat Harrison move

Gene Pickering from the PHWD said the waterway district will sell its headquarters building in Hattiesburg and acquire an acre of land at the Laurel-Hattiesburg Regional Airport off Interstate 59 where they will place a metal building and move in their 20 employees.

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Related Topix: Forrest County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Jones County, MS, Mississippi, Lauderdale County, MS

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Overnight tornado rips through Covington County, destroys homes, injures residents

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said in a prepared statement that received more than 70 homes were damaged and seven minor injuries were reported from severe weather Sunday and Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Weather, Simpson County, MS, D'Lo, MS, Braxton, MS

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Red Cross station open for Covington County residents

MOUNT OLIVE -- Covington County residents affected by Monday's EF-2 tornado are encouraged to visit the American Red Cross emergency aid station open today until 4 p.m. at the Hot Coffee Community Center located at 1859 Highway 532 in Mount Olive.

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Related Topix: Mount Olive, MS

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Examiner.com

Storm damage, floods prompt state of emergency for a dozen Mississippi counties

Severe storms and excessive rainfall from Sunday into early Monday have prompted a state of emergency for portions of Mississippi .

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Related Topix: Weather, Mississippi, Neshoba County, MS

Mon Apr 07, 2014

AlertNet

Mississippi girl swept away by floodwaters likely dead-officials

A 9-year-old girl was missing and presumed dead on Monday after being swept away in flash floods triggered by severe storms in Mississippi, while more than 100 people were rescued from deluged apartment buildings in Alabama, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Weather, Yazoo City, MS

Hattiesburg American

MEMA: Possible tornado hit north of Collins

PEARL - The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of injuries and storm damage in three counties as a result of the severe weather that is moving through the state.

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Related Topix: Collins, MS, Weather, Yazoo County, MS

The Clarion-Ledger

9-year-old girl missing in Yazoo City flooding; Possible tornado in Covington Co.

Mississippi authorities say a missing child in Yazoo City is believed to have been swept away by flash flood waters.

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Related Topix: Yazoo City, MS, Weather, Neshoba County, MS

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Overnight tornado rips through Covington County

A staging area has been setup where first responders and paramedics are on standby to dispatch to areas affected by the tornado.

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Related Topix: Weather, Jefferson Davis County, MS, Taylorsville, MS, Mount Olive, MS

Sunherald.com

Storm sweeps flooding, strong winds through state

A severe storm sweeping through the state has caused flooding, wind damage and spawned a tornado that touched down in Covington County.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Yazoo County, MS, Weather

ABC News

Injuries Reported After Possible Tornado Touches Down in Miss.

Injuries were reported and homes were damaged after a possible tornado touched down near Jackson, Miss.

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Related Topix: News Corporation, Publishing

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Hattiesburg American

Boil water notice lifted

State health officials have lifted the precautionary boil water alert for customers who get their drinking water from the Willow Grove Water Association water system in Covington County.

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Thu Mar 20, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

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The race for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi is apparently heating up. The battle between Chris McCaniel and Thad Cochran has caught so much attention that representatives of the New York Times and NBC News were in Collins Thursday night covering Chris McDaniel.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News

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