NOXAPATER, Miss. – (WCBI) Despite set backs from the April 28th tornado, health care has made its way to rural Winston County. Winston Medical Center held a ribbon cutting and open house for their newest clinic in Noxapater. It employs one nurse practitioner, a lab technician and three other nurses. Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was on hand for
VERNON, Ala. (WCBI) – The Lamar County Emergency Management Agency is asking people not to call 911 or the EMA office to ask about road conditions or power restoration updates. The agencies have been overwhelmed with phone calls. Lamar EMA says all highways in the county (278, 18, 17, and 96) are in good condition. Secondary roads are still very
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Grand jury indictments accuse a Lexington County father of strangling his five children last summer at the family’s home. The State newspaper reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1AcwOnP ) that the court papers are the first public information released on the case since a gag order was issued last year. Authorities say 33-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr. killed his
TONIGHT: Slushy snow and pooling water is going to refreeze as temperatures dip back into the mid to low 20s. Be sure to stay alert for black ice if out and about. Mainly cloudy skies are expected along with a northerly breeze between 5 and 15 mph. FRIDAY: How does another day with highs in the mid 30s sound? Exactly.
By Emily Wagster Pettus\ Associated Press JACKSON – One of the plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage is running for state auditor. Jocelyn Pritchett of Jackson sent an advisory Thursday saying she will announce her candidacy Friday at the state Capitol. Pritchett goes by her nickname, Joce. She is a civil engineer and owns
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Four people are running to fill the late Congressman Alan Nunnelee’s 1st District seat. North Mississippi District Attorney Trent Kelly announced his candidacy for the special election on Thursday. Republican State Representative Chris Brown of Aberdeen is also running for the seat, along with Republican State Senator Nancy Collins of Tupelo. The non-partisan election will be
FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015 SCHOOLS Calhoun Co Schools, Canceled EMCC — Normal hours Mississippi State University open Starkville schools open GOVERNMENT ALL City of Columbus offices open 8-5
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continues to monitor the health impacts of recent severe winter weather. Significant power outages, home repairs, and flooding can create dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. MSDH urges residents should take the following precautions: Food and Water Safety If your power is out, there are several food and water safety tips to follow to
OXFORD, MS (WCBI) – An Ole Miss senior is dead following a Wednesday night sledding accident. 22 year old Fenton Kottkamp of Louisville Kentucky was killed when his sled hit a street sign off Molly barr road just after 5:30 Wednesday night. Oxford Police say Kottkampwas sledding alone at the Highland Square Apartment complex on Molly Barr when the accident
The largest snow accumulation in Northeast Mississippi in three years shuts down schools, sends businesses scrambling and leaves emergency responders warning everyone to stay home. WCBI Assistant News Director found it all and more during a seven-hour road trip through Chickasaw, Calhoun, Pontotoc, Clay and Monroe counties. By 1 p.m. Wednesday, a steady dose of rain and sleet turned to
TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from Highway 413 near French Camp to the Alabama state line. Due to heavy snow and ice the Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from Mississippi Highway 413 near French Camp to the Alabama state line. In addition to the hazardous road conditions, numerous trees are down and blocking the roadway completely in
OXFORD, Miss. (Oxford Police Department Press Release) – At approximately 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call to assist EMS in reference to a reported sledding accident at the Highland Square apartment complex located off of Molly Barr Rd. Upon arrival with EMS, officers learned that a male in his early twenties was
CALEDONIA, Miss. – (WCBI) Children in Caledonia took full advantage of their snow day. From building snowmen to sledding down hills, it was day to play across Lowndes County. Parts of Lowndes County saw more than two inches of snow.
TUPELO, Miss. – (WCBI) Issuing a citywide curfew is a serious matter and is not taken lightly by government officials. This afternoon, Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton, along with other city leaders decided the dangerous road conditions meant a curfew was necessary. The curfew applies to all residents and allows for emergency travel only. Mayor Shelton says while major streets may
SCHOOLS Aberdeen Schools Amory Schools Amory Christian Academy & Preschools Closed Annunciation Catholic School Bevil State Community College Booneville Schools Braveheart Christian Academy Calhoun County Schools Central Academy in Macon, opening at 10:00am Clay County Schools Columbus Christian Academy Columbus Schools Choctaw County Schools East Central Community College, 10 a.m. East Mississippi Community College, closed Grace Christian School Hebron Christian
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi House has passed a bill to phase out the state income tax during the next 15 years if the economy grows. The vote Wednesday was 83 for the bill and 32 against it. At least 69 votes were needed. The vote on House Bill 1629 came after two hours of debate. Supporters say eliminating
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps and businessman Cecil McCrory are pleading guilty on federal corruption charges. Epps pleaded guilty to a count of money laundering conspiracy and a count of income tax evasion Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson, who set sentencing for June 9. Epps faces up to 23 years
NE MISSISSIPPI (WCBI) – The snow had been falling for about half an hour when Stan Williams tried to pay a tax bill at the Pontotoc County Courthouse, but it was closed because of the threat of snow. “Usually it’s easy to give the county money?” “Sure is, they don’t mind taking it at all,” Williams said. Employees at the
CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said two warming shelters have been opened in Chickasaw County due to power outages. This is a list of the shelters: Parkway Church, 200 5th Ave., in Houston & Okolona First Baptist Church, 201 Main St. in Okolona.
HAMILTON, Miss. (WCBI) – Most of Northeast Mississippi has seen several inches of snow throughout the day,and right now,big flakes are still falling in Columbus. Schools are out and businesses are closed, which makes for a perfect snow day for kids and even adults. It’s a winter wonderland for the area. Not only is it the first snow of winter,