JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The funeral for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba brought hundreds of mourners to the Jackson Convention Complex. Myrlie Evers-Williams remembered Lumumba during the service Saturday as someone who pushed federal prosecutors to try the man accused of killing her husband, civil rights leader Medgar Evers. That trial convicted Byron de la Beckwith. Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has rescheduled oral arguments in two firing discrimination cases from Lowndes County. Oral arguments are now scheduled for April 14 in Jackson. Lowndes County School Board attorney Jeff Smith had asked for the delay until after the Legislature adjourns, now scheduled for April 6. Smith serves in the Mississippi House. Smith said
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Shoppers cut back in December in Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi’s retail hub, but some of the region’s cities like Corinth, New Albany and Oxford saw an increase in sales. The Mississippi Department of Revenue’s sales tax diversion to Tupelo for December was about $1.86 million, a 5.7 percent decline from the $1.97 million collected a year earlier,
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — Tupelo’s entertainment venue has set a new record. Workers with the Bancorpsouth Arena say they set a record last week of nearly 29,000 people in four days. They say that alone equals 10 percent of last year’s total attendance. The arena drew in more than 280,000 people last year, breaking its 2012 record of 261,000. Upcoming
By Chad Groening NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WCBI) — The murder of New Albany head football coach Ron Price’s wife, Amanda, is still on the minds of the community. On Saturday, they honored her memory with the third annual Amanda Price Memorial Run. The event at New Albany Elementary School was a fun run, a 5K run, and a 10K event.
By Chad Groening PONTOTOC, Miss. (WCBI) — Thanks to the efforts of some generous volunteers, the daughter of a wounded police officer will have more room to play. On Saturday morning, Brewer Tree Service sent a 10-man crew to Tupelo Police Officer Joesph Maher’s house to cut down nearly 40 trees in his front yard. Maher was shot by a
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Two Mississippi beauty queens are joining forces to help mentor local girls. Miss Riverland’s Jasmine Murray hosted the “13 Going on 30″ girls camp at the Starkville Boys and Girls Club. “Basically what we’re here to do today is to teach young girls about not growing up too fast and embracing their age and not making
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Some fashionable students at MUW put on their best outfits Saturday night to raise funds for a good cause. Members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity have sponsored the “Rock the Runway” Fashion Show for the last four years. The event was held in the Rent Auditorium and the theme of this year’s show is “Fashion Gives
OKOLONA, Miss. (WCBI) — Studies have shown when a father plays a positive role in their children’s lives it can create better academic and social habits. One non-profit organization is using a mentoring program to teach young boys to stay on the right path with a haircut. Many generations of men have sat in a barber chair receiving more than
BRUCE, Miss. (WCBI) — A group in Northeast Mississippi is combining hunting and ministry to reach out to disabled youth. Hope Outdoors is a non-profit Christian Ministry that partners with churches and other organizations across the U.S. to offer children with disabilities and illnesses a chance to explore the great outdoors. Several volunteers in the Bruce community gave five lucky
Saturday Night: A weak cold front will push across the area overnight causing clouds to increase. As the front moves through, winds will switch from the southwest to the north after midnight. Temperatures will bottom out in the mid 40s. Sunday: Expect to see more clouds than sun on Sunday morning. Clouds will thin out later in the day. Temperatures
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - A Jackson man is behind bars Saturday, believed to be involved in a deadly shooting in Oktibbeha County. Investigators say they’ve arrested 42-year-old Immanuel Manning for murder. Police in Pearl, Mississippi were able to arrest Manning on warrants issued by Oktibbeha County. Oktibbeha County deputies say they responded to the University Hills trailer park on
ORLANDO, FL (WCBI) – An Okolona native gets a chance to show off her skills on a national stage.Kayla Snow will compete March 28th in Orlando the national patient counseling competition hosted by the American Pharmacists Association. The second year pharmacy school student at Ole Miss won the regional competition last fall. Competitors are given a prescription and have 10
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-Artists are always searching for new ways to create the ultimate showpiece that stands out from the rest. As each piece of wood is placed in the fire, a new creation is being made. Pottery. Several art students from Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University are dedicating the next three days to firing their clay art.
Columbus, Miss (WCBI) – EMCC had a packed house Friday night at the Lion Hills Center for its annual Wild Game Dinner and Auction. The college holds the fundraiser annually in support of its academic and athletic programs. Auction items this year included sports memorabilia from EMCC, MSU and Ole Miss, a trip for “six days in Costa Rica,” and
LOWNDES COUNTY, MS (WCBI) – Some major construction projects are kicking into high gear for Lowndes County schools.School board members were told today crews are clearing timber from the site for a new Caledonia Elementary school. Actual construction could begin this spring with an August 2015 opening. Additions to West Lowndes Elementary also are under way and renovations have begun
Oktibbeha Co. (WCBI) – State lawmakers pave the way for a section of highway to be named in honor of a late MSU president. Senators passed an amended bill yesterday that would designate the portion of highway twenty five that intersects at the Oktibbeha County-Winston County line as “Dr. Donald Zacharias Memorial Highway. The long serving president died almost a
Starkville, MS (WCBI) – Students in Starkville hit the streets Friday morning in a group walk to school. Armstrong Middle School hosted a “Walk to School Day.” Students met at Patriot’s Park and walked the way to Armstrong. The sidewalk from the park to the middle school was completed last year as part of the Safe Routes to School program.
Tupelo, Miss. (WCBI) – An economic development expert from South Carolina said Northeast Mississippi is poised for continued growth as part of the long term impact of the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. Hal Johnson was guest speaker at Friday morning’s “Wake Up Tupelo Lee County” breakfast. The CDF sponsored event allowed audience members to ask Johnson how the Greenville
TUPELO, MS (WCBI) – A 20 year old Tupelo man is behind bars on a 75 thousand dollar bond charged with the armed robbery of a convenience store. Police say Willie B. Topp went into NT’s Gas Station on McCullough Boulevard Wednesday around 9 pm. Officers say he displayed a handgun and demanded money. He allegedly made off with approximately