STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) Flappers and foot tappers took over Mississippi State Thursday evening. The 9th Annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival began with the Gatsby Gala fashion show. The MSU Fashion board modeled the 1920’s fashions, designed and sewn by design students. The next two days will be filled with concerts, activities and seminars. The MSU Library
COLUMBUS, Miss. – (WCBI) The elected and community leaders of Columbus better stick to their day jobs. The older men were challenged by the Columbus High Basketball team to a game of hoops. Mayor Robert Smith was the coach of the Possum Town Trotters. Cheerleaders and mascots for both teams got into the action. At the end of the day,
STARKVILLE, Miss.(WCBI)–For right now on the 325 plus acre plot of land in Starkville where a section of it was supposed to be an Industrial Park Project is not happening, at least for right now. After consulting with various cultural resource professionals, the $10 million project is on hold, possibly indefinitely. A development project to be located on land north
AMORY, Miss. (WCBI) – A popular Amory attraction is open once again and under new ownership. Tupelo businessman, Andy Graft, bought River Birch Golf Club just two weeks ago, and it will now be named ACKIA Golf Club. The course closed last year and Graft bought it from Renasant Bank. It has now opened back up for members to play
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) -Tupelo residents wanting to cast a ballot in the April 28th School Bond Referendum face a looming deadline. Friday (March 27th) is the last day for those who haven’t registered to vote to do so. If passed, the proposed forty-four million dollar bond program will fund renovations and security and lighting upgrades to every school in the
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -The United Way of Lowndes County celebrates another successful year, recognizes its top donors and volunteers and introduces new leadership.The agency’s fall-winter campaign generated more than $485,000.00 in pledges. Another $146,000.00 in public and private gifts helped exceed the $600,000.00 goal to support 17 social service agencies helping thousands of people each year. Lowndes County construction company
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Negotiations continued on a possible resolution that would retain University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, said former Gov. William Winter, who has been acting as a go-between. Such a move would reverse last week’s decision by the College Board to cut ties with him. The board said it had lost confident in Jones’ ability to manage
Keeping our highways safe … that’s the role of cadet class 61 of the Mississippi Highway Ppatrol. There are 48new state troopers, all sworn in today at a graduation ceremony on the Hinds Community College campus. These new troopers were accepted into a class that began in early November. West point native Brandon Berry says it is an honor to
Vinson Alexander Johnhat Hairston Keating Morton Lowndes County detectives say a suspected burglar who may have tried to sexually assault an ex-girlfriend is lucky to be alive. Willie Morton, 32, is charged with breaking into an apartment on West Yorkville Road. The woman said she heard several knocks on her window and then someone trying to come through her door.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus are criticizing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for what they see as lack of diversity in his College Board nominations. The caucus chairman, Democratic Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones of Canton, said Thursday that black senators are prepared to vote against three pending nominations. Jones says it’s shameful that the 12-member
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – A jury is recommending life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter’s running death. Jurors rejected prosecutors’ pleas for a death sentence for Joyce Hardin Garrard. The decision came Thursday on Garrard’s 50th birthday. The verdict is only a suggestion under Alabama law. Circuit Judge Billy Ogletree will make the
(JACKSON, MS) – WCBI The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of the man convicted of the 1996 slayings of four people inside a Winona furniture store. Curtis Flowers was sentenced to death on four counts of capital murder in June 2010. Those convictions actually marked the sixth time Flowers had been tried in the case. The prior
TONIGHT: Areas of showers will push through during the evening but we’ll dry things out after midnight. Temperatures should fall from into the upper 30s by daybreak Friday. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy skies are expected as a weak disturbance crosses the region. A few spotty showers are possible, especially during the 2nd half of the day; however, the chance of rain
PRENTISS COUNTY, Miss. (Press Release) — On March 20, Prentiss County Narcotics Investigators and Prentiss County Deputies, Booneville Narcotics Investigators and Police, and North Ms Narcotics Unit, began a round up of suspected narcotics violators that had been subject to undercover investigations for the last several months in Booneville and Prentiss County. Around 3 a.m. Friday, Prentiss County Narcotics Investigators
JACKSON, Miss. — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning last week on the number of overdose deaths caused by heroin laced with the potent prescription drug fentanyl. Attorney General Jim Hood and state Bureau of Narcotics Director Sam Owens want to warn those abusing opioid-based painkillers that heroin is a dead-end alternative due to its unregulated potency and
Picture from bus camera shows how close car came to child. STARKVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) — The Starkville Police Department was alerted by Starkville School District Officials of an incident occurring on March 23 at approximately 3 p.m. in the vicinity of the Sand Hill Arms Complex on Sand Road in Starkville. Wordlaw It was reported that a vehicle
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Tupelo’s recent sales tax revenues marked a significant milestone for the city. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1Gt9UQw ) the city received more than $2 million in sales tax revenue for the month of December. That’s the most that’s ever been collected for any month in the city’s history. The state disperses cities’ share of
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) -Making nutritious delicious. That was the lesson plan for some kids in Tupelo Wednesday. Culinary students from Tupelo High School spent the morning showing Joyner Elementary students how to create healthier alternatives to some of their favorite foods using fresh fruits and vegetables. The Joyner students have been exploring farm to school initiatives this year. The budding
AMORY, Miss. (WCBI) -River Birch Golf Club has reopened. Sheryl and Andy Graf of Tupelo bought the Amory golf course, which is now the Ackia Golf Club . Players are already hitting the course, while restoration work continues. Graf wants to apply for resort status. Dues have been reduced and a new member campaign kicks off in April.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) -Former federal prosecutor Mike Hurst stopped Wednesday evening in Starkville. The Republican is running against longtime Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood. Hurst says Mississippi’s attorney general should be move involved in fighting public corruption. The Newton County native will travel to Oxford tomorrow and Southaven on Friday.