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Barns, roofs, trees victims of storm

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By Walt Reichert

The mid-winter storm that roared through Shelby County in the early hours of Wednesday morning took out several barns, hundreds of trees and blew off a few rooftops.

No one was reported injured as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. School officials closed schools after several schools, including Shelby County High School, Cropper and Heritage Elementary were without power.

While residents on the east and west sides of the county were reporting tornadoes, Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said radar showed all of the damage in the county was likely straight-line winds.

See Friday's Sentinel-News for more details of the storm damage.