Church Fire in MS
A Fourth of July fire has destroyed the sanctuary of the Zion Baptist Church in Pontotoc County. No one was hurt in the fire. The Wednesday evening service had been canceled because of the holiday. Authorities say the fire started around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Pontotoc County Emergency Management Agency Director Ricky Jaggers says firefighters saved the church's fellowship hall and a new addition, but the sanctuary that was built in 1954 was a complete loss.