WACO, Texas (WCBI) – The Houston High School Solar Car team has finished day 1 of the race to Austin, Texas. After completing the 4-day circuit race at the Texas Motor Speedway Tuesday, the Sundancer crew hit the highway on its 2-day journey to Austin, Texas. Co-Captain Allyson Taylor said Wednesday’s 155 mile, 8-hour drive to Waco, Texas went well.
PITTSBORO, Miss. (WCBI) -The 91st annual Calhoun County is kicking into high gear. There are the usual attractions, a carnival midway and good food, but traditional fair exhibits still bring in the crowds. Today it was the kids’ turn in the spotlight. The annual goat show is a family favorite., and youth from around the area got a chance to
CORINTH, Miss. – (WCBI) A Baldwyn man is dead after a shooting in Corinth Wednesday evening. Alcorn County Coroner Jay Jones says it happened on Droke Road about 7 p.m. The unidentified man’s death is being investigated as a homicide. No one was available for comment at the time of this posting at the Corinth Police Department.
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – One week after 8 Days of Hope, another ministry is bringing volunteers to Tupelo to help spruce up homes. More than 150 people from across the southeast are taking part in various home improvement projects through the ministry known as “World Changers.” Volunteers are working on 18 projects, performing various repairs and renovations. They also helped
MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — As Monroe County Coroner, Alan Gurley gets urgent calls everyday. But he’ll never forget the most devastating one any parent can receive. The news that his daughter Jessica was in a car accident. “I was at home the day it happened. It happened just really close to my house there at Hamilton and I was
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Whether you like your dog with chili and cheese or mustard and ketchup, hot dogs have been an American favorite for more than a century. July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day and hot dog lovers are enjoying all the attention. “I like hot dogs because you can burn in the fire,” says . “We always
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Columbus Air Force Base says it is focused on community support and good use of taxpayer dollars rather than a bad rating from a publication. This week, Air Force Times, which has no connection to the actual military, ranked the base the second-worst in the nation. A small commissary, medical facility and base exchange, the city’s
TUPELO, Miss. — A major section of the much anticipated Northern Loop/Barnes Crossing West road will open Friday, July 25. The road will officially be open to public traffic following a ribbon cutting on the Barnes Crossing West Bridge over the Natchez Trace scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Friday. The official ribbon cutting will be held near the intersection of the
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — The 4-lane Highway 6 from Tupelo to Batesville will open at 11 p.m. tomorrow. The planned opening was pushed back one week because of rain, but now The Missisisppi Department of Transportation says all of the last minute work is finished. The section set to open runs from South Gloster Street near the Tupelo-Verona city limits
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Columbus police are trying to find the person who shot a 45 year-old man. A police spokesman says at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to 1801 7th Avenue North for a possible shooting. No one was found injured at the scene. The unidentified victim later showed up at Baptist Memorial Hospital with a gunshot
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) — A Tishomingo man is dead after a vehicle accident in Booneville this morning. Police Chief Michael Ramey says the crash happened about 7:10 a.m. on West College Street. 40 year-old Michael Page Womble’s vehicle left the road and hit a tree. He died at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A Lauderdale man dies after a morning car accident in Lowndes County. It happened this morning at about 10:30 at the intersection of Highway 45 South and Primrose Road in Lowndes County. According to MHP Public Information Officer Criss Turnipseed, 31-year-old Deon L. Herlong of Lauderdale, the driver of the Chevy Tahoe, was stopped, attempting
STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) Neighbors are protecting neighbors from crime, by simply logging on to the internet. The Starkville Police Department launched the Next Door program three weeks ago, and has already recruited more than 100 members. A secured website is set up for Starkville residents. Once address information is provided and verified, people can share tips, warn others about
Tonight: Warm & humid conditions continue with lows falling into the low 70s. A shower or storm is possible at anytime but anything that pops up shouldn’t be too widespread. Thursday: Additional showers and storms will develop during the day as a cold front moves on through. The best chance of rain looks to be along and south of US
Keenum STARKVILLE, Miss. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack announced in Washington, D.C., today that Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). Authorized by Congress as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, the foundation will operate as
Booneville, Mississippi (WCBI) – A Tishomingo man died in a one vehicle accident in Booneville on Wednesday morning. Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey says the crash happened about 7:10 A.M. on West College Street. 40 year-old Michael Page Womble’s vehicle left the road and hit a tree. He died at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A fatal accident occurred on Highway 45 at Primrose Road in Lowndes County around 10:30 Wednesdaymorning. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says a black 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 31-year-old Deon L. Herlong of Lauderdale, Miss. was traveling north on Highway 45 and stopped to attempt a left turn onto Primrose Road. The Mississippi Highway
CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Mississippi Department of Transportation has issued immediate weight changes for 12 bridges in Chickasaw County. MDOT wants those carrying heavy loads, such as loggers, commercial haulers and farmers, to be aware of the changes. The postings for the following bridges have been removed: Bridge No. 198 on State Route 245, 3.4 miles south of
OCLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Local actors run their lines one last time before the curtain comes up on the Columbus Arts Council’s presentation of “Casseroles and Mistletoe”. The play begins a three night run Wednesday in the Omnova Theater at the Rosensweig Arts Center. Shows begin at 7:00PM Wednesday and Thursday nights. There will be a two o’clock matinee Saturday.Tickets are
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Funding commitments for the building blocks for the next visions for economic development in the Golden Triangle are in place. Oktibbeha County has approved two point five million dollars over 15 years toward a 38 million dollar, three-story job training university. County leaders say they hope rising property values will offset the need for a small