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Ten Booneville High School teens to receive highest Boy Scouts honor

BOONEVILLE • Ten Booneville High School teens and their families will gather together at a Booneville church next weekend to honor the young men for becoming eagle scouts, which is the highest honor in the Boy Scouts program.

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4 dead after 12-hour hostage standoff in Mississippi, city spokesman says

Clinton, Miss. -- Authorities said Saturday four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff. The street was at one point flooded with first responder cars while a man was believed to have held multiple people hostage for almost

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Northeast Mississippi Community College Fields of Dreams

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)- Progress continues in Booneville with the construction of the Northeast Mississippi Community College Fields of Dreams. For years the Northeast Tigers Baseball teams have been sharing a field at the city park with Booneville high school.

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Fatalities reported in Mississippi hostage situation: report

Authorities are reporting “multiple fatalities’’ stemming from a hostage situation in Clinton, Mississippi, WAPT reports. The television station reported at 2:49 p.m Saturday (Feb. 16) that the scene was secure. The standoff had lasted nearly 12 hours, WAPT’s story said.

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Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights, judge says

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.

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TPSD considers raising tuition for first time in 20 years. How does it compare to other districts?

TUPELO • The Tupelo Public School District voted to increase tuition for out-of-district non-resident students in December, but now tuition changes will go back on the school board agenda in March.

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Authorities catch 2 men who escaped from Mississippi jail

(CNN)Two men who escaped from a jail in Mississippi have been taken into custody, authorities said Saturday. The inmates, Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were captured in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, according to the Hattiesburg Police Department. The two escaped from the Forrest County Jail

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Belmont girls advance to Division 1-3A championship

BOONEVILLE • Over and over again, coach Chris Higginbottom told his Belmont girls basketball team to attack the glass. So they did. Then they did again. And again. Belmont defeated North Pontotoc 56-44 in the semifinals of the Division 1-3A Tournament behind a dominant performance rebounding and att

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Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortion After Fetal Heartbeat Detected; Governor To Sign Into Law

On Wednesday, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed bills to prohibit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable (between six and seven weeks gestation).

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Spring flood concerns on the Mississippi

Despite this cold snap after our first taste of spring weather, Spring is on it’s way. But saying good bye to cold temperatures could mean flooding in the Tri-States as ice and snow melt into the Mississippi river.

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Jefferson College Softball Begins 2019 Season Friday in Mississippi

(BOONEVILLE, MS) Opening Day for the Jefferson College softball team is Friday as the Vikings are taking part in the Northeast Mississippi Tournament in Booneville. Last week on Viking Voices, head coach Tony Cook talked about the potential strength of the offensive lineup.

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Sheriff's department makes drug arrests

NEW ALBANY – Union County authorities shut down what Sheriff Jimmy Edwards called a drug buffet last week, arresting three people following two traffic stops in one day last week.

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Myrtle and New Albany suffer setbacks in consolation rounds

MYRTLE - The Lady Hawks of Myrtle played a solid half of basketball in Friday's consolation game with Ashland, unfortunately Myrtle could not hang with the Lady Devils in the second half as they lost 71-52. Ashland appeared to be ready to put the game out of reach in the first half as their full-cou

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Ingomar takes two division championships in 1-2A

NEW SITE – Ingomar’s boys team has won 30 games this season because everybody contributes. In Friday's 1-2A Tournament championship game it was Nathan Weeden’s turn. The junior guard scored a team-high 19 points, 14 in the second half, to lead the Falcons to a thrilling 70-67 victory over host New S

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Local kids' club garden receives Spring makeover

TUPELO – Community volunteers took advantage of clear weekend weather to give the Haven Acres Club garden a Spring makeover Saturday. Bad weather had prevented the garden revamp since December.

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New look, new interim director follow GumTree Museum into new year

TUPELO • Sally Kepple has been in her new role as interim director of the GumTree Museum of Art for only six weeks. But her tenure as a volunteer for the organization has been ongoing for the past 30 years.

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Officials searching for missing man

TUPELO - Lee County authorities are searching for a man who ran away from his mother Thursday. James Parker, 31, was last seen Feb. 14 on new Highway 6 near county roads 41 and 199 in western Lee County. He jumped out of his mother's car along the four-lane highway and ran into the woods.

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Guntown woman wins 50K Giveaway

TUPELO - Courtney Cowley of Guntown is the winner of the United Way's first 50K Giveaway. Her name was selected from 2,451 tickets that were purchased for $100 by the end of January.

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School district gives warning about fraudulent calls

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Lee County School District is warning local businesses of someone making calls claiming to be with the school district. Spokesperson Robert Byers says that this person is asking for donations to the schools in exchange for advertisement.

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Self bounces back, leads Ingomar girls

NEW SITE – Gara Beth Self was feeling better Friday night, just in time. Ingomar’s senior guard scored 23 points to lead the Lady Falcons to their fifth consecutive division championship with a 62-51 comeback victory against host New Site in the Division 1-2A Tournament title game.

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