Saltillo man killed
in early-morning accident
n SALTILLO - A Saltillo man died from injuries in one-car accident early Sunday.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine said it appeared Keith Holley, 33, a Nettleton native, lost control of his vehicle when he was traveling on Barnes Crossing Road at about 1 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle struck a utility building just off the road and Holley was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Barbour to survey twister damage
n JACKSON - Gov. Haley Barbour is expected today to survey tornado damage in Simpson County.
Nearly 30 people were injured and dozens of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed Thursday when a twister ripped through the town of Magee in Simpson County in south-central Mississippi.
Ninety-four homes statewide were reported as destroyed or having major damage, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Another 209 homes had minor damage.
Barbour has declared a state of emergency, opening the door for federal aid, and cleanup continued Sunday in many parts of the state.
Authorities have confirmed one death from the heavy rains that pushed through south Mississippi on Saturday, flooding streets, homes and swamping cars.
Daily Journal, wire reports