UPDATE

2 killed in Friday collision

Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a car wreck on Farm Road 199, one mile west of Farm Road 920.

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Tornado tosses man from home; Family rides out storm in closet

Tornado tosses man from home; Family rides out storm in closet

Paula Revell Roberts stood close to piles of items normally found inside a home, not outside. A pillow. A kitchen table chair. A plaque that holds a toy fish that sings when you push a button.

Neighbors survive tornado in shack

Neighbors survive tornado in shack

In the aftermath of Tuesday night's tornado, several trailer homes on Farm Road 920 lay on their sides with debris scattered across nearby fields. Trees were broken in half like twigs.

Tornadic storm strikes lake community

Tornadic storm strikes lake community

As a storm raged overhead Tuesday night, Brittiany Spain and her 3-year-old son crouched in a closet in their Runaway Bay home.




NEWS HEADLINES

Tornado tosses man from home; Family rides out storm in closet

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Brian Knox

Paula Revell Roberts stood close to piles of items normally found inside a home, not outside. A pillow. A kitchen table chair. A plaque that holds a toy fish that sings when you push a button.

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Neighbors survive tornado in shack

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

In the aftermath of Tuesday night's tornado, several trailer homes on Farm Road 920 lay on their sides with debris scattered across nearby fields. Trees were broken in half like twigs.

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Tornadic storm strikes lake community

Published Wednesday, May 20, 201
By David Talley

As a storm raged overhead Tuesday night, Brittiany Spain and her 3-year-old son crouched in a closet in their Runaway Bay home.

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Meteorologists confirm tornado near Balsora

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

An EF1 tornado tore through an area off Farm Road 920 near Balsora Tuesday night, packing winds between 90 and 110 mph, according to National Weather Service crews that visited the area Wednesday.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Track: Silver-filled night caps super year for Slidell

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Reaching her hand across the finish line Friday night, Kayson Roof grabbed a silver medal in the 300 hurdles and closed out the year for Slidell athletics.

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Track: Near perfect finish – Slidell’s Pruett earns silver in 800

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Caitlin Pruett orchestrated her race plan perfectly Friday night. Running a comfortable opening lap, the Slidell senior hung with the leaders and with 150 meters to go, she rushed to the front.

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OUR OPINIONS

Thriving in the Camp Grady Spruce experience


Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | By Kristen Tribe

What I learned at Camp Grady Spruce: if you eat watermelon rind, you will promptly throw it up. Fortunately, this was learned by observation and not experience, but it made a lasting impression.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thanks for donations

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Decatur Post Office

The Decatur mail carriers and the Decatur Post Office would like to thank the community for their participation in the 2015 Annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive.

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Help with roundup appreciated

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Susan Jones

Last Thursday (May 7) at noon I received a call that my cows and calves were washing down Brushy Creek.

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