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William Carey making huge comeback from devastation of tornado

By BECKY GILLETTE When William Carey University  President Tommy King first saw the devastation of the campus after the EF3 tornado Jan. 22, his thought was: “We will never be able to save this campus.” “The campus was just in total disarray,” King said. “All but two buildings had damage of varying degrees. About 90 percent of the buildings had ...

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Petal businesses on the path to recovery from EF3 tornado

By BECKY GILLETTE PETAL — It will take a long time for Petal businesses and homeowners to recover from the devastating EF3 tornado Jan. 21. Petal Mayor Hal Marx estimates 350 homes were damaged or destroyed. “About 30 businesses, including 19 in a major shopping center, were destroyed,” Marx said. “We do not have any damage cost estimates for Petal ...

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William Carey sets steps in Mississippi tornado recovery

A Mississippi university heavily damaged by Saturday’s tornado is taking more steps toward recovery. William Carey University asked its 800 dorm residents to return to campus Wednesday through Friday to retrieve personal belongings and vehicles. Spokeswoman Mia Overton said the college will have counselors and pastors on hand to help students who may be traumatized. The school is starting online ...

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Officials count 1,100 homes damaged by Mississippi tornado

A tornado that tore a path across south Mississippi on Saturday damaged or destroyed more than 1,100 homes. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported Monday that in Forrest County alone, 411 homes were destroyed or suffered major damage Saturday, while 588 saw minor damage. In Lamar County, the twister destroyed or did major damage to 43 homes and minor damage ...

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