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Tracking Kratom in Northeast Mississippi

In recent weeks there have been Kratom updates reported from Monroe, Itawamba, Union and Pontotoc counties. Now, Lee County, a critical county that could become a central hub for the product to move off the shelves at convenience stores, moves into focus.


Tornado Warning for Sunflower County MS and 1 More

JACKSON, MS (523 PM CDT SAT APR 13 2019) — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Tornado Warning for Southeastern Sunflower County in northwestern Mississippi Northwestern Humphreys County in central Mississippi until 600 PM CDT. At 523 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of produci


Cleanup efforts continue after 17 tornadoes touched down across central Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Storm recovery continues as communities clean up after 17 total tornadoes blew through the state. The National Weather Service confirms 17 tornadoes touched down during Thursday’s storms.


Indianola Academy Teen Dies in Accidental Shooting

INDIANOLA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Indianola Police are investigating just exactly how an Indianola Acadamy student was killed in what is being called an accidental shooting over the weekend. 17-year-old Caleb Smith was shot around 8:30 AM Sunday morning at a sleepover with friends. He died later Sunday w


Mississippi: Automatic renewal on hunting, fishing licenses

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — (4/20/19) Mississippi is offering an option for people to automatically renew their hunting or fishing licenses. The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says in a news release that the new feature is on the customer portal of its website.


Natchez High grad vying for Mississippi music award

NATCHEZ — A Natchez musician is getting ready to walk the red carpet at a Mississippi Music Foundation ceremony Saturday, where he has been nominated for the C.L. Shaddock Award for his original instrumental piece, “I would Not Be Here,” — however, he needs support from local fans to win.


Sunflower County Medical Guide 2019: Meditation is Good for the Soul

In 2014 I learned to meditate and it has truly changed my life. It has especially helped me with racing thoughts and the tendency to worry and fret. Through my study and practice of meditation, I am convinced that meditation can make almost any situation better for a person.


Mississippi Attorney Cheats Death in Plane Crash

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A high-profile Mississippi attorney was a passenger on a twin-engine jet hours before it crashed killing three people. Richard “Dickie” Scruggs and his family flew on the plane from Colorado back to their home in Oxford Saturday; moments later pilot Tommy Nix, his wife Merl


Sunflower County youth killed in apparent accidental shooting

A 17-year-old Sunflower County youth has died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that he received from a 9 mm handgun early Sunday morning at a home in the 200 block of Augusta Street.


Huntsville’s Thin Line Support collecting donations for Mississippi tornado victims

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville’s Thin Line Support group is stepping up to help victim’s of last weekend’s tornado outbreak in Mississippi. On Saturday, the Thin Line Support trailer accepted donations to send to Hamilton, Mississippi.


Lindsey Hunter named MVSU men's basketball coach

ITTA BENA, Miss (WJTV) - Lindsey Hunter has been named the 11th men's basketball coach in Mississippi Valley State University history. Hunter most recently was an assistant coach at the University of Buffalo during the 2016-17 season.


App will explain slaying that spurred civil rights activism

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A mobile app is being developed to explain places and events connected to a killing that galvanized the civil rights movement. Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago, was killed in 1955 while visiting relatives in Mississippi. Photos from his open-casket funeral showed


Lawyers get involved in Ruleville school name change

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Devilettes take opener over Bulldogs

ITTA BENA, Miss. – Backed by the pitching of Alyssa Montes (San Antonio, Tex.), the Mississippi Valley State University Devilettes picked up their second SWAC win of the year with a 3-1 victory over Alabama A&M Friday (April 19).


Mississippi Valley edges Lady Bulldogs in first game of weekend series

ITTA BENA, MS __ Alabama A&M Softball fell 3-1 on the road against Mississippi Valley on Friday in the first game of a three game conference series on Friday. The Lady Bulldogs (19-15, 8-5 SWAC) opened the scoring in the first on a RBI double by Alyssa Lopez. Mississippi Valley (6-29, 2-10 SWAC) res


DSU Tuition Going Up by 6% This Fall

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s public universities will raise tuition by an average of 4% next fall, saying state funding increases this year are earmarked for increasing employee costs and they need more money to maintain programs. Yesterday the College Board gave final approval to tuit


MS WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO JACKSON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Saturday, April 20, 2019. ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in. Yalobusha At Whaley affecting Carroll and Leflore Counties.


Police Searching for Man Who Robbed DSU Student

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A DSU student heading home from a friend’s house was robbed Wednesday night. Cleveland Police say, two African-American men, one wearing blue and the other wearing red took several items from the student. The student was not harmed and police later recovered some of the


Roof Collapse Leads to Greenwood Demolition Orders

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A partial roof collapse at a Greenwood building has led to the approval of a string of demolition orders from the city council. Greenwood will spend $22,500 with Mac?McNeer Construction to demolish the Cowan Music building and four other privately owned structures in tow


Education funding: State auditor critical of out-of-classroom spending in report some call ‘an attack job on public schools’

A day after Gov. Phil Bryant signed a $1,500 pay raise for public school teachers into law, the Mississippi Auditor’s office released a report criticizing the Mississippi Department of Education and local districts for spending too much money outside of the classroom.