ECRU, Miss. (WCBI) — A missing Ecru man was found dead Saturday evening. Marcell Judon,84, was found in a field near his home. Pontotoc Sheriff Leo Mask says he was in poor health when he went missing. A cause of death has not yet been determined and the Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (WCBI) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 13-year-old Alissa Monay Jones Brown of Holly Springs. She is described as a black female, short black hair, and brown eyes. She is five feet one inch tall, and weighs 132 pounds and has two burn marks on her left leg. Miss. Jones
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – It was a celebration and a time of fellowship for Winston County natives on Saturday. Homecoming was held for people who grew up in Winston County and graduated from the area schools. The celebration has been held for the past 6 years during the Red Hills Festival. For those who come back, they get to see
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Pet owners had the chance to show off their four-legged friends today at the 2015 Red Hills Pet Show. Four pup’s and their young owners participated in the first annual pet show in Louisville. The event is hosted to preserve the memory of the Louisville Pet Show, which began 50 years ago. The dogs participated in
LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – The 35th Annual Red Hills Festival is in full swing this weekend, drawing in many to Winston County. The streets of downtown Louisville are filled this weekend. Held every year during Memorial Day weekend, The Red Hills Festival tradition is something residents look forward to. “Red Hills is a great time to come out and see
TONIGHT: As moisture continues to stream in gradually, overnight lows will drop into the low 60s…so it will not be quite as nice and cool as previous evenings. SUNDAY: The first half of the day will be dry with at least a partly cloudy sky, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours. Some
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- A fire started at a local steakhouse was caused by a faulty extension cord. Officials at the Starkville Fire Department say the fire at Cappe’s Steakhouse sparked when an extension cord shorted. Fire Fighters where called to the restaurant late Saturday evening at 11:30. No one was inside at the time of the blaze.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- An appropriations bill for a new Army reserve center is on it’s way to the Senate. If approved, an estimated $9.3 million will be provided to build the new Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says the funding is provided in the FY-2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair Appropriations Bill, approved this week by the appropriations
SULLIGENT, Ala. (WCBI)- Two police officers are under investigation for their alleged role in an off-duty drunken brawl in Marion County. Mayor Scott Bowman and Police Chief Willis Stanford both confirmed the investigation but would not discuss details. The Chief said the matter was being kept “low key” until the investigation is complete. Sources tell WCBI Officers Dillon Miller and
OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) – Some Ole Miss Students are really making headlines. The University of Mississippi’s student newspaper, “The Daily Mississippian” is one of the top three college dailies in the country. The Society of Professional Journalists named the publication as a finalist in its “best all around” large daily category. The State News of Michigan State University took first
OKOLONA, MISS. (WCBI) – A Monroe County farm is being hailed as an example in efficiency and conservation of natural resources. Friday, the family farm opened its doors so to speak to show others what can be done with a little ingenuity and some good partners. WCBI’s Allie Martin was there and has this report. Beef cattle farmer Chris Jones
NORTH MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – The hum of 13-year cicadas has spread from New Albany and Carrolton and points in between may be annoying. But for outdoor enthusiasts, there can be benefits. Brood 23 as this year’s hatch is called, could mean good catches for catfish fishermen. The fish love to feed on the bugs in the morning, evening and night.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -Families will gather across the nation this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day…and honor our servicemen and women. For a Starkville family, it will be their first Memorial Day without their Marine. We sat down with his sister to talk about his life and why her family wants to make sure veterans get the services they need. “He
WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) -Four people are charged in connection with a week old Clay County homicide. All four men made their first court appearance Friday afternoon in Clay County Justice Court. Investigators say Roderick Johnson, 26, pulled the trigger just before James White, 38, was shot multiple times on May 15th at a Dixie Road mobile home. Johnson is
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -Turn a blind eye or enforce the law. That could be the next stand off for organizers of the annual Juneteenth Festival in Columbus. After the City Council voted this week not to allow beer sales in Sim Scott Park. The festival said it would move sales to an adjacent lot, where sales were handled up until
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) -The woman accused of killing her boyfriend, then fleeing to Louisiana is the Lee County jail. 45 year-old Leah Bishop’s bond was set a one million dollars this afternoon. Bishop is accused of killing 65 year old Jessie Traylor . Investigators say Bishop called 911 in Jones County on Wednesday evening. Laurel police found a letter at
(TUPELO,MS) WCBI -The future of Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey Thompson both as a judge and a candidate are both still undecided tonight. The Mississippi Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday which would remove Thompson from office June eleventh unless he files a motion to appeal the court order by June Fourth. Supreme Court Information Officer Beverly Kraft told
WEST OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s the start of summer and graduation week for hundreds of students across the region, But one local high school today marked not just the end of a school year but the end of an era. It was a fun field day for the 117 students at West Oktibbeha High School. The community and
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A local foundation will honor the memory of deceased veteran this weekend. The Richard E. Holmes II Memorial Foundation will hosts its annual 5K Run/Walk Saturday at the Columbus Soccer Complex. This year’s walk is in memory of Lt. Col. Melvin Rogers. He served more than thirty years in the Marines and after his retirement became
FULTON, Miss.(WCBI)– Fulton has a new manufacturer and despite a recent plateau in gun sales, the new company hopes their rifle hits the mark with consumers. Just like that, DSP Armory is up and running in Fulton, cranking out AR Rifles. With the help of a a machine,DSP Armory hopes to manufacture about 250 of these a month. The company