Metrocenter Mall | Shopping mall in Jackson, Mississippi
South Jackson, Mississippi's Metrocenter Mall is a former shopping center. It was Mississippi's biggest enclosed shopping center, with two stories and 1,250,000 square feet of retail space, including four anchor stores. The mall in the capital of Mississippi was constructed in 1978 by local real estate developer Jim Wilson & Associates as one of its portfolio of buildings around the southeastern United States. In the U.S. Highway 80 corridor in South Jackson, the mall is situated close to the intersection of Interstate 20 and Interstate 220/U.S. Highway 49.
Southern States Battered by Tornado Causing Destruction in Mississippi Delta
A strong tornado caused extensive damage in a rural area of the Mississippi Delta on Friday night, causing injuries and widespread destruction. The National Weather Service stated that the tornado inflicted damage approximately 60 miles northeast of Jackson, Mississippi, and Silver City, Rolling Fork, Tchula, and Winona all reported destruction as the tornado went through them.
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