—Louisiana’s flood recovery task force agreed Friday to Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposal to spend $1.2 billion in federal aid allocated by Congress, with most of the money targeted for homeowners. Also awaiting HUD approval is Louisiana’s plan to spend an earlier $438 million allocated by Congress.
ATLANTA— At least 18 people were killed and 43 more injured in Georgia and Mississippi after thunderstorms and tornadoes roared through the South this weekend, leaving some things standing and some things fallen, some lives whole and others blown to bits. Charles McDowell, pastor of Barney United Methodist Church in Barney, Ga., was safe at home in nearby Valdosta…Read more