Our Opinion: Prayers for our neighbors in Georgia, Mississippi

Published 7:01 am Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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Over the weekend, parts of Georgia and Mississippi each were directly hit by a tornado.

West Point, Georgia received massive damage from a tornado that hit Troup County on Sunday where five injuries were reported. During the tornado, two tigers escaped the Wild Animal Safari but  eventually were captured. As of Monday morning, Troup County Sheriff’s Office said between 80 and 100 properties were damaged.

Rolling Fork, Mississippi was hit by a tornado last Friday. The tornado death toll in Mississippi  has climbed over a combined 20 in the counties of Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll, and Monroe.

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We applaud our colleagues, The LaGrange Daily News and The Vicksburg Post, for their outstanding job covering these massive storms.

Our prayers are with the cities in Georgia and Mississippi affected by the storm.  We know what you’re going through. Recovering will be long and tough, but you’ll make it. We’re still going through the process.