WREN, MS – April 27, 2011 has become Monroe County’s day of infamy. It was the deadliest tornado outbreak in history. Although sometimes overshadowed by the overall tornado devastation in area, it was a day of days for the Wren community as well. An EF-3 struck hard at 3 am and then the unthinkable happened twelve hours later. Another EF-3 tore through the community.
ABERDEEN, MS — On any given day, Robert “Bunky” Goza, Director, Monroe County Emergency Management, E911 & EMA, Deputy Director Donna Sanderson, Julia Moore, Jimmy Dodd, Joanne Barnes, Bo Hill, Brenda McCullough, Tina Edwards, Pat Gordon, and Nicole Allen answer 911 calls from around Monroe County. However, on April 27, 2011, all their experience, knowledge, and endurance would be put to the ultimate test.
AMORY, MS — Every year, Frisco Park plays host to tens of thousands of visitors during the Amory Railroad Festival. The park’s sole resident, locomotive Engine 1529, makes a wonderful host as it shares space with hobos, crafters, and food vendors. What Engine 1529 hasn’t shared, however, is how it ended up in Frisco Park in the first place.