Sharing updates from The Weather Channel, with more progress on Tropical Storm Barry’s development in the Gulf Coast.
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TAYLORSVILLE - Southern Pine Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry and is prepared to take action if the storm turns toward our service area. In the event of a tropical storm/hurricane, dispatchers will be on duty and Southern Pine line crews will be on standby to respond to any outages that may occur.
Although Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall in Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday, USGS coastal change experts forecast that wind-driven waves are likely to damage beaches in Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle as well, with those effects being felt as early as Thursday night.
Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, and with parts of the state already experiencing severe flooding, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises residents to prepare now for dangerous storm conditions to stay safe and healthy.
Preparing a Disaster Kit
News came this week that the local banking institution has been selected as number one in the state.
PriorityOne Bank headquartered in Magee has been selected as the number one bank in the state of Mississippi. The report was sponsored by Forbes, a multi media international company.
Student Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open. Parents are required to register new and returning students online before the start of school. Required documents for returning students include two proofs of residency.
Construction is underway on a new bus barn for the Simpson County School District. The old barn, which was in Mendenhall, is being relocated to the Simpson County Achievement Center.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has decided that the value originally set for taxation purposes for the natural gas storage facility Mississippi Hub would remain the same, despite the fact that the company has changed ownership and the new owners are placing a much smaller value on their investment based on appraised value.