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New beginning for Louisville hospital leveled by tornado

LOUISVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two years ago, deadly tornadoes hit Mississippi. One of the hardest hit areas, was Louisville. Only a shell was left of Winston Medical Center. 

Thursday Governor Phil Bryant joined the hospital's CEO for a ground breaking ceremony. The Governor says this represents a fresh start for the hospital and the community it serves.

"That amazing moment two years ago when we said there will be a Medical Center here in Winston County. We will not give up, we will not lose it, we will not shirk from our responsibilities or go quietly into the night. We're going to build this medical center and it will be here," said Governor Bryant.

Hospital staff has been working out of a transitional facility since the tornado. Construction is expected to be complete by mid 2017.

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