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Fall Begins Friday, but Summer is Holding Strong

TONIGHT: Clouds will begin to clear and any rain will dissipate. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s and low 70s. It will remain warm and humid. There is the chance for some early morning fog. WEDNESDAY: A slight chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms but most stay dry. Temperatures wi

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 21:24:44

Video: It's Just A Drill; Volunteer Firefighters Hold Training Exercise

NEW HOPE, Miss. (WCBI)- Lowndes County volunteer firemen were honing their skills in a training exercise Tuesday. First responders answered a call to an abandoned house in the New Hope area. They knew it was an exercise, but had no idea what they'd find inside. Firefighters say drills like this test

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 03:55:38

Video: Lip Sync Battle Raises Money for Women's Non-Profit

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) -That is not Mick Jagger, but it is WCBI's Allie Martin, portraying the well known front man in the first "Ultimate Lip Sync Battle." It took place Tuesday night at Steele's Dive in Tupelo. There were other locals lip syncing to songs such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" , a num

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 03:48:56

UPDATE- One Parchman Escapee Captured

Sanders, who is serving life for murder, was captured late this afternoon after the reward for information leading to both men's capture was increased to $10,000. Sanders, 41, and Young, 22, escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary between late Sunday night and early morning. They were discovered

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 01:59:14

VIDEO: Baptist Hospital Golden Triangle Donates To Humane Society

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss.(WCBI) - The saying goes "sharing is caring" and Baptist Hospital Golden Triangle is putting the phrase into use. Tuesday, September, 19, Baptist Hospital Golden Triangle made it's first donation of unusable patient gowns, sheets and blankets to the Lowndes County Humane Society

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 01:00:28

VIDEO: Lowndes County Recreation Department Moves Forward

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) -It's a new start for recreation in Lowndes County. The first employees of the newly formed Lowndes County Recreation Department start in 2 weeks. For years, Columbus and Lowndes County ran a joint, Parks and Rec Department but now the county is set to go it alone. "Long

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 00:02:51

Video: Employers Find Many Qualified Candidates At 'Mega Job Fair'

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) - Armed with a stack of resumes, David Glover fills out applications and prepares for job interviews. "It lets me get my name out really fast in a short period of time, gives me a lot of opportunities opened up at once," Glover said. The 24 year-old is one of hundreds at theTupe

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 00:01:52

VIDEO: Medians Construction Make Highway 12 Worse

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - Highway 12 looks busier than ever, but it's not necessarily a good thing. The construction of medians in the middle of the sleepless highway has business workers and customers going literally the extra mile to get where they need to go. Starkville's Highway 12 is notorious

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 23:51:46

Students File In For Career Fair At MSU

MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. (WCBI) - The Humphrey Coliseum on Mississippi State's campus was filled with students and networking opportunities earlier today, September, 19. Students at Mississippi State had the chance to meet and network with job recruiters during a job fair. Hundreds of students passe

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 23:42:49

One Sheriff's Department Fights Crime And Saves Unwanted Dogs

WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - Some Webster County law enforcement are doing double duty. Deputies fight crime, but they're also giving some neglected dogs a second chance. The county lacks an animal shelter and an animal control officer, and and a high number of calls has the sheriff's department f

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 23:28:00

Lawyer Accused Of Smuggling Items Into Jail

TUPELO ( WCBI) - A warrant has been issued for a lawyer accused of giving his client more than advice at the Lee County Detention Center. WALDO Jeffrey Waldo of Randolph met with a client Friday at the jail and allegedly passed contraband to him during that consultation. Detention officers found the

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:11:40

Several Horses Shot & Killed In Chickasaw County

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) - Several horses were found shot in Chickasaw County Tuesday morning. At least five horses are dead, a couple are wounded, and some are missing. Sheriff James Meyers says the horses were shot on private property in the Van Vleet community. The crime was reported by the

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-20 00:04:04

EMCC Tops Rankings For Online Associate's Degrees

SCOOBA, Miss. (PRESS RELEASE) - East Mississippi Community College has garnered top billing in a national ranking by Nonprofit Colleges Online. EMCC was named first in "The 50 Best College's for Online Associate's Degrees" in the ranking that considered factors such as tuition rates, student-to-teac

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:04:53

"S-Town" Podcast Character To Stand Trial

CENTREVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A judge says a character from the hit podcast "S-Town" will stand trial on theft and other charges in the rural Alabama county that serves as the setting for the serialized narrative. Bibb County Circuit Judge Donald McMillan refused to move Tyler Goodson's upcoming trial to

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 17:37:18

Mississippi Lawmakers To Begin Work On State Budget

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lawmakers are starting to work on a Mississippi budget for the year that begins July 1. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee meets Thursday and Friday in Jackson. Members will hear funding requests from the Department of Education, the Division of Medicaid and a few other age

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:44:00

Child Obesity May Be Declining In Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - New government data show Mississippi children aren't getting fatter, and may be getting skinnier. Among children aged 10-17, 37 percent were either overweight or obese in 2016. An advocacy group, the Trust for America's Health, released a report Tuesday analyzing data collected

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:25:18

Trump To Help Campaign For AL Sen. Luther Strange

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in the final days before the hotly contested Republican runoff between Strange and Roy Moore, the state's former chief justice. Trump will attend a campaign rally on Friday for Strang

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 16:00:23

Video: Comedy show hosted to for hurricane benefit

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- It was time for some serious laughs at the Princess Theater in downtown Columbus Monday. "Two Girls one Truck" held a comedy night to raise money and collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The group is trying to fill the truck with women's hygiene products and toil

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 03:45:25

Oxford High School Teacher Arrested For Sexual Battery

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A high school teacher in Mississippi who authorities say had a sexual relationship with a student for over a year has been arrested. The Oxford Eagle reports James Reidy and his attorney, Tony Farese, waived Reidy's right to a probable cause hearing Monday, and Reidy was charged

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:42:03

Burned Vehicle And Human Remains Found In Lee County

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi farmer was out looking for a lost cow when he found a burned vehicle holding human remains. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says the sport utility vehicle was "way off the road" on some farmland last week. The identification number showed the SUV belonged to a man w

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-19 15:30:14