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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal GUNTOWN – The cold winter blast arriving this week has some people scrambling, but not like earlier in the year when the first polar vortex slammed the country. “I think we learned a little bit from that one,” said Jim Taylor. “This time, we’re better prepared.” Taylor has his outside […]

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Mary Vick was one of two Itawamba County residents injured by the April 28 tornado, which rolled her trailer around a few times before crushing it with a tree, with Vick trapped inside it. Six months later, Vick has recovered from her injuries and is putting her life back together inside her new home, which actually sits atop a hill overlooking the broken remains of her previous home.

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times It’s a few days before Halloween, and Ozark community resident Mary Vick has decorated her new home appropriately. Small paper lanterns featuring the likenesses of Halloween staples – a carved pumpkin, a black cat – dangle from the rafters of her porch. At the edge of her house, the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Repairs to roads damaged by heavy traffic from hauling tornado-related debris are on hold while Lee County clarifies federal reimbursement for the project. Ten spots along Birmingham Ridge Road, County Road 251 and Euclatubba Road were worn down as tornado debris from Tupelo, Lee County and Itawamba […]

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Mayor Jason Shelton hands meteorologist Matt Laubhan a key to the city, thanking him for alerting the people of Tupelo about the April tornado, during the service on the six-month anniversary of the storm Tuesday afternoon at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Members and leaders of the community gathered Tuesday to remember the ties that bind them on the six-month anniversary of the April 28 tornado that rocked Tupelo. “It is good and life-giving to be together,” said the Rev. Rick Brooks, pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church, which […]

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The Rev. Rick Brooks of St. Luke United Methodist stands in the Clayton Avenue church where repairs are being made.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Like many others, the Rev. Rick Brooks said it’s difficult to believe half a year has already gone by since April’s tornado. His church, St. Luke United Methodist, suffered severe damage from the storm, along with neighboring churches Holy Trinity Lutheran, First Christian and others. “To be honest, […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo eighth-grader is doing his part in tornado recovery. Tupelo Middle School student Shields Haire has raised more than $8,000 through the sales of a T-shirt commemorating the disaster. It reads, “I survived,” along with the “Tupelo Strong” tagline, the date of the storm, and a Bible […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not quite business as usual on the busy little stretch of North Gloster Street between McCullough Boulevard and North Green Street. But it’s close. All but a handful of business damaged by the April 28 tornado are back in business, and some of those have indicated they’ll […]

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Lynn Circle has a new normal after losing hundreds of trees in its neighborhood.

By Chris Kieffer and Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Normalcy has not yet returned for Jennie Buskirk-Cox. But she can see it every time she opens the door of the 28-foot-long Starcraft AR One trailer where she now resides on her Jean Circle property off Old Saltillo Road in Lee County with her grandson and […]

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A view from above six months after the tornado shows clean-up progress.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Andrew Patrick, covered in pillows and blankets inside a hotel bathroom, heard air sucked from the vents while thinking about his brother driving into the tornado less than a mile way. Patrick, 28, listened from his cellphone to his mother’s tears and words as his brother Travis drove […]