WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – Blues music lovers got the opportunity to meet a legendary blues club queen in West Point on Saturday. Mary Shepherd is known as the Queen of the legendary blues club, Club Ebony in Indianola. She held a book signing and sold t-shirts at the Main Street Market in West Point. Shepherd welcomed several famed blues
Columbus, Miss. (WCBI) – With the holiday season in full swing, the Columbus Lowndes Public Library held their annual teen Christmas party. The youngsters took a little time away from their christmas shopping to enjoy the festivities. Games, crafts and holiday cheer filled the room. Christmas-themed food was provided like green and red cookies, and a teen favorite, pizza. The
AMORY, Miss. (WCBI) — Using a very special technology, Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory is partnering with stroke specialists, and they are working in the best interest of patients to enhance medical care. When emergency treatment requires the use of a skilled neurologist that just might not be on staff at a small local hospital, a telemedicine service
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent, the lowest point since 2008, yet still remains worse than the national average, according to statistics released Friday. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November showed nearly 2 million people were working in the state and almost 126,000 were unemployed. Gov. Robert Bentley’s office said the November jobless
Bell Gilmore TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — A 34-year-old Mooreville woman is charged with child neglect after police say her children are found in a dirty hotel room with drug paraphernalia. Tupelo police answered a disturbance call Wednesday at a North Gloster Street hotel and found Terra Gilmore, two men and two children under the age of 3 in a room.
West Hurt Smith GUNTOWN, Miss. (WCBI) — Two Tippah County residents and one Guntown resident are facing drug-related charges after arrests in two separate cases. Guntown police arrested 29-year-old Dumas man Brandon Smith and 36-year-old Ripley woman Lea Hurt Wednesday following a traffic stop. During the stop, officers reportedly discovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the pair’s vehicle. Both were
Standing with Senator Younger is his wife Missy, who held the Bible, and his mother, (left), Adrine Younger. (Submitted photo) JACKSON, Miss. (Press Release) — Charles “Chuck” Younger was sworn in today to fill the District 17 seat left vacant by the late Terry Brown, President Pro Tempore. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves conducted the ceremony, held in the Senate chambers
Fisher JACKSON, Miss. (Press Release) — Governor Phil Bryant has named Marshall L. Fisher as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Fisher replaces Christopher B. Epps, who resigned Nov. 5, 2014. Fisher will assume his position in January 2015. Interim Commissioner Rick McCarty will assume his previously held position of Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Finance for MDOC. “Marshall’s