Possible twister: Damage reports at Mississippi-Alabama line

A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store in northern Mississippi and other structures along the border with Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South. (MGN/file)
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FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store in northern Mississippi and other structures along the border with Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South.

Preliminary damage reports from the National Weather Service showed the apparent tornado touched down Tuesday evening near the Mississippi town of Tishomingo.

Tishomingo Police Chief Mike Kemp told broadcast outlet WTVA that some minor injuries were reported and a dollar store in the community sustained major damage.

Severe weather watches were posted for other parts of the South, including parts of Tennessee and Georgia.