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2013-10-16 23:33:05

Non-stop 24 straight hours of all-out digital war: Hundreds of serious gamers will converge in Bloomington (Indiana) for a full day and night of high-tech video carnage October 19, fueled by Smithville Communications' high-speed fiber network with broadband speeds exceeding 360 mbps. The 25th Lan Wars digital gaming event, organized by IU Gaming and sponsored by Smithville Communications, will take place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 19, beginning at noon and...

2012-05-28 23:00:17

Each day appsbar identifies an excellent example of an app built with appsbar's iPhone app builder, Windows app builder or Android apps builder. On Memorial Day, appsbar chose this as an excellent example of how charity organizations can make apps for free with Digi, the appsbar robot app coach, there to help at each step. Smithville, Texas (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 appsbar.com has recognized “Veterans Park as the appsbar App of the Day, and while the only thing Digi has ever served is...

2011-05-04 13:10:00

TUPELO and SMITHVILLE, Miss., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has implemented a mobile giving program for customers looking to contribute to Smithville, Miss. and other southern residents who have recently experienced storm destruction. Additionally, Verizon's Crisis Response Team will remain in Smithville through Friday, May 6 to provide storm victims with water, charging stations, and activated phones on site, to help families contact loved ones in the devastating aftermath...

2011-05-03 10:27:00

SMITHVILLE, Miss., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has stationed a Crisis Response Team in Smithville, Miss. to provide storm victims with a lifeline to seek help or contact loved ones in the devastating aftermath of last week's tornadoes. A Verizon Wireless RV has resided in the parking lot beside the Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Highway 25 in Smithville since Friday offering residents and first responders a place to charge wireless devices or connect to the internet via...

2011-05-03 10:45:00

Tornado tracks from last week's powerful tornado outbreak are visible in data from NASA's Aqua satellite and the Landsat satellite. Among the more than 150 tornadoes reported on April 27 and 28, 2011, was a rare EF-5 storm. Such a storm has the capacity to collapse a concrete building. The tornado hit Smithville, Mississippi, where it killed at least 14 people, and moved northeast nearly 3 miles toward the Alabama border. It is the first EF5 tornado to occur in Mississippi since 1966,...

2011-05-01 06:59:39

According to an analysis Friday by the National Weather Service, at least one of the tornadoes that killed hundreds across the South this week was an EF-5 storm. The weather service said the tornado that hit Smithville, Mississippi on Wednesday was an EF-5 storm, reports the Associated Press (AP).  That is the highest rating given to assess a tornado's wind speed, and is based in part on damage caused by the storm. The weather service said the half-mile wide Smithville tornado had peak...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

SMITHVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A crane that was removing steel beams to dismantle an old river bridge became overloaded and toppled Wednesday, killing one worker and injuring another. The crane smashed into a raised basket where the two men were working, knocking one off and killing him, said Smithville police Lt. Lonny Richardson. The man, identified as 47-year-old James Michael Miles, fell about 60 feet from the top of the old bridge and landed on construction equipment, Richardson said. The...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'