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Pine Flat

Sheriff reports looting in Pine Flat

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is patrolling the Pine Flat and Yocona areas in hopes to ward of looters after a tornado last week left dozens of homes unsecured and personal items scattered about yards. (May 4, 2011, Page 2)

More help for storm victims

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)

Gov. declares State of Emergency

Gov. Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday for Lafayette County after severe storms ripped through the area, destroying homes, businesses and claiming the life of an Oxford man. Organizations have mobilized to the affected areas, offering food, clothing and comfort. (April 28, 2011, Page 1)

Angel Ranch changes direction

Since Feb. 1, Angel Ranch has been providing long-term care to six females, 14 to 21 years old, who were the victims of domestic violence. This marks a change in the type of person the nonprofit agency has been providing its services. Since it began in 2006, Angel Ranch had been serving younger children by providing an emergency shelter for children who were victims of child abuse and neglect. (March 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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