On March 3, 2019, 23 people died and dozens were injured when an EF-4 tornado tore through the communities of Beauregard and Smiths Station. Hosted by Lee County Emergency Management (LCEMA), an event of remembrance was held at the permanent memorial remembering all 23 victims on the property of Providence Church in Beauregard. A first responders picic took place at 5 p.m. before a memorial service at 7 p.m.