JACKSON (AP) – The National Weather Service counts at least eight tornadoes that hit Mississippi Monday. Survey teams conclude storm damage was caused by twisters in Claiborne, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Jefferson, Lamar, Lincoln, Pike, Simpson and Walthall counties. The strongest storm, rated EF-2 on the enhanced Fujita scale, hit near Mount Olive, with top winds […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press At least five people have been killed as severe storms moved across the Southeast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The line of severe thunderstorms spawned several possible tornadoes, and the threat continued into Tuesday morning for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Four people were killed Monday […]

Staff and wire reports TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi saw heavy rain and some high winds Monday afternoon but largely avoided the worst of the storm front that moved across the Southeast. A line of severe thunderstorms moved out of Texas and across the South on Monday, bringing flash flooding, power outages and wind damage. Winter […]

By William Moore Daily Journal HOLLY SPRINGS – Mayor Kelvin Buck remembers the afternoon of Dec. 23, 2015, like it was yesterday. He also remembers the path of destruction an EF-3 tornado reigned down on the Marshall County seat. “It started off like a normal day, but it was warm for that late in the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A foggy Tuesday morning and sub-freezing temperatures made roads treacherous and kept law enforcement busy. There is a chance the dense, freezing fog will return this morning, so motorists are advised to use caution, especially on bridges. The morning lows are forecast in the upper 20s, but should be well above […]

Daily Journal Icy road conditions have been reported in Northeast Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that there is ice on roads and bridges in several counties. Crews are working to place salt and slag on the affected bridges. Ice has been reported in Alcorn, Benton, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Marshall, Pontotoc, Prentiss, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – The storms that passed through Northeast Mississippi this weekend left most of an impact in Booneville. While several funnel clouds were reported across the region, it was straight line winds that left a path of destruction in the middle of the Prentiss County seat. “We’ve got some trees […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A storm system that swept through the Southeast on Tuesday night brought some heavy damage to parts of Northeast Mississippi. In Monroe County, a confirmed EF-1 tornado touched down in the southern part of the county, said Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Bunky Goza. The confirmed tornado, which originated in […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – She wasn’t about to let power problems halt the democratic process. Storms moved across north Mississippi throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening, the day runoff elections were taking place across the state. In Monroe County, a blown transformer caused some isolated electric outages at the county facility in Aberdeen […]