Around 70 to 80 people gathered at Pine Flat United Methodist Church Wednesday night to take part in a community meeting dealing with recovery efforts from the EF-3 tornado and straight-line winds that struck Lafayette County on April 27. Officials discussed ways to contact and file claims with FEMA officials, as well as ways to handle debris left by the violent storm. (May 5, 2011, Page 1)
Kim Myrick Stasny, 55, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after complications from a brain tumor.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oxford University United Methodist Church with a service to follow at 3.
Officials with the SWM/Blauer Co. say the uniform manufacturing plant will return to Oxford once their storm-ravaged factory is rebuilt after straight-line winds blew off its roof and tore down walls. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)
The American Red Cross has set up a central command station at the Northwest Chapter in Oxford. More than 50 volunteers have come to the area from around the country to help the victims of last week’s devastating storms. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford High School student Dan Mossing has earned the reputation as STAR student not only in Oxford but throughout the state as he was named STAR student for Mississippi. Dan will attend Princeton University and is the child of Mike and Sue Mossing. (May 4, 2011, Page 1)
More help is on its way for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Pine Flat last week. A public meeting at Pine Flat United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday will have information on what help might be available through federal and state emergency management agencies and a free concert will be held at 6 p.m. in front of Oxford City Hall. Organizers are asking for donations of water, diapers, canned foods and cash for tornado victims. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)
An F3 tornado tore a destructive path through Lafayette County on Wednesday with straight line winds damaging the community earlier that day, according to the National Weather Service. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)
Weather officials say straight-line winds caused most of the damage during the first storm to blow through the community on April 27. However, the second storm that hit later that afternoon and caused so much damage in the Pine Flat community has been classified by the National Weather Service as an F3 tornado. (May 2, 2011)
With a new format and a new ticketed-event, Double Decker fans mostly adapted to the changes this year. While attendance was about 2,300 at the maximum on Friday, Saturday saw regular crowds.
With Lafayette County now a federal disaster area, more help is on the way. For those impacted, call 1-800-621-FEMA. (May 2, 2011, Page 1A)