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Sunday, May 24, 2015


Fall festival returns to Abbeville on Saturday

Autumnfest will return to Abbeville this Saturday for locals to enjoy food vendors, crafts, kid activities and local music. The festival will open at 9 a.m. (October 9, 2014, Page 1)

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    Minnie Cooper devotes life to little ones

    Last week, Minnie Cooper greeted a trio of children who had just gotten off the school bus. One by one, the children recounted a scuffle that had just taken place before the bus driver dropped them off at Kid’s College Day Care in Abbeville. That’s where the Dart landed this week. Cooper, who has owned the family business on County Road 118 next door to her home since 2002, promised she’d relay the information to the children’s parents before sharing the story that led her to become a daycare facility owner and operator. (September 1, 2014, Page 1)

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      Fricker wins Abbeville mayor’s race

      Scott Fricker is the new mayor of Abbeville. City officials were elected – or re-elected – in Abbeville and Taylor. (June 5, 2013, Page 2A)

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        Abbeville to get new mayor after 30 years

        Betsy Aloway will retire from being mayor of Abbeville after 30 years this summer when elections occur to determine the new mayor. (April 8, 2013, Page 1)

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          County approves construction projects

          Dollar General is coming to Abbeville by summer and the board of supervisors approved a slate of new construction throughout the county. (April 3, 2013, Page 1)

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            Abbeville school restoration project nears completion

            Volunteers are needed to help complete the restoration of the former Abbeville school and the Gordon Head Start Center. Help is also needed for people to donate money to replace the 21 windows. For information, contact Janice Carr at 662-380-0662 or (October 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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              Help still available for tornado victims

              After being open for two days, 18 storm victims have visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center in Abbeville, according to FEMA spokeswoman Renee Bafalis. About 13 have also registered for emergency relief services online, Bafalis said. Federal and state programs have been made available for those who have registered. (May 20, 2010, Page 1)

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                FEMA sets up in Abbeville

                With President Barack Obama’s federal disaster declaration for several north Mississippi counties on Friday, disaster assistance is now available for those who suffered damages or losses due to the severe weather and tornado outbreak on May 2 that left six dead, including an Abbeville woman. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Twister leaves death, destruction

                  The tornado that left one Abbeville woman dead and two homes destroyed was an EF 2 tornado, which means it was fast and powerful, according to the National Weather Service. The twister produced winds of up to 130 mph.
                  Two tornadoes were spawned by a supercell thunderstorm; the other hit Ashland where it killed three people. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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