(CNN) — At least nine people are dead, including two children, after a tornado almost a mile wide tore through Mississippi on Saturday, the state emergency management agency said.The death toll is expected to rise as rescue crews reach hard-hit areas where structures have been badly damaged, said Greg Flynn, a spokesman for MEMA.The tornado raked cities on the central western border with Louisiana northeastward to Alabama, the National Weather Service reported.
“CREATE” Foundation Announces ‘Center for Professional Futures’ (Toyota Endowment providing main source of funding)
PONTOTOC, Miss. (April 22, 2010) — CREATE Foundation and the Toyota Education Endowment Fund Advisory Committee announced plans for an innovative addition to the public school system in the PUL Alliance counties. The Center for Professional Futures will be an education facility that will expose students in the eight school districts in Pontotoc, Union, and Lee counties to professional careers through high performance teaching and a modern learning environment.
Eastern Shore Toyota is organizing a Bike-A-Thon aimed at the end of May. The details are in the works but the first word is $20 admission and all proceeds will go to a designated Charity (Most likely for Cancer Awareness/Support). We will post all of the details soon!