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Floodwaters force some Mississippi residents to evacuate

BRUCE, MS (WMC) - Parts of Central Mississippi have received anywhere from two to five inches of rain in the last several days, and it is causing some major flash flooding. Flood waters are almost reaching Interstate 55 in Grenada County, Mississippi.


Local emergency crews prepared for flooding in areas near Mississippi River

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. - The River Park is under water with the rising Mississippi River. A gate is held together with a chain blocking the entrance. Mayor Kevin Smith said between the rising Mississippi River and multiple days of rain the entire park is flooded.


Simpson County highway closed because of flooding

SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation said there is flooding on MS 540 at John Ayers Road in Simpson County. The road is closed in both directions.


Burned body found in car in south Mississippi

COLUMBIA (AP) — Law enforcement agents are investigating after a burned body was found in a car in south Mississippi. WDAM-TV reports the body was found Friday morning in the Kokomo community of Marion County.


"Major water issue" reported in Mississippi town, crews working to find cause

OXFORD, Miss. - Major water issues have been reported in Mississippi. Crews are working to restore water services in the southern part of Oxford. Investigators with Oxford Utilities are working to find out what caused the problem.


Investigators: 1 escapee from Franklin County back in custody in Mississippi

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – One of two men who escaped from the Franklin County Jail Thursday night is back in custody. We’re told he was caught in Mississippi. Franklin County Investigators say two men escaped from the county jail around 10:30 Thursday night, using a fight within the jail as a diversio


MISSISSIPPI PROFILES — Ascentium Healthcare Resources committed to supporting rural healthcare providers in Mississippi

I recently had a conversation with Brian Enis, COO of Ascentium Healthcare Resources, based in Magee. Officially founded in early 2018, Ascentium’s primary focus is in supporting the challenging billing and collections effort for rural hospitals, medical groups, and clinics. Given the challenges in


German Company Stepping Across Border into Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (Ben Caxton) — A German agricultural implement company is moving its North American headquarters from Memphis to Olive Branch. Krone is investing $1.5 million to move its 45-employee headquarters and distribution facility to Mississippi, consolidating two warehouses into one locatio


Parts Of North Mississippi Being Evacuated Due To Flooding

MARSHALL COUNTY, MS (localmemphis.com) - As the rain continues to pummel the Mid-South, folks are already being evacuated in North Mississippi. Rescue crews are evacuating the area near Enid Lake in Panola County.


Emergency Management: Mississippi, Pearl Rivers flooding

WARREN AND RANKIN COUNTIES, Miss. (WJTV) - In the midst of the severe weather, heavy rainfall is causing the Mississippi River to flood in Warren County and the Pearl River to rise in Rankin County, officials said Saturday.


Weather damages homes and roads throughout north Mississippi

PEARL, Miss. (WTVA) - Dozens of homes and roads were damaged as a result of severe storms and flooding. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency states these damage reports serve only as initial assessments and will change as additional reports are submitted.


2 Sontag men arrested for disturbing the peace

The Lincoln County Jail Docket for Wednesday was as follows:. • Alexis Dorothy Wilcher, 12/06/1990, 1506 Brignall Road — arrested on city warrant by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.


Northern Mississippi sees massive flooding

Pearl, Miss (WJTV) - Northern Mississippi is seeing a lot of rain which is impacting people in the area. WJTV's Marcus James talked with MEMA, who is encouraging everyone to make sure they pay attention to the forecast over the weekend.


End of an era: Toyota Mississippi prepares for next-generation Corolla

BLUE SPRINGS – At about midnight tonight, a Barcelona Red Corolla will come off the final inspection line, destined for some Toyota dealership somewhere. It will be the last one of nearly 1.2 million Corollas that have been built at Toyota Mississippi, which began producing the 11th-generation compa


Accident blocks lanes on MS 43 in Rankin County

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) - The Mississippi Department of Transportation is reporting an accident in Rankin County. The crash happened on MS 43 past Red Allen Road near Puckett. All lanes are blocked at this time.


Monticello FD reports several calls

Monticello Fire Department responded to several calls Wednesday and Thursday. Firefighters responded to a home on 5852 Robinwood Road at 6:47 a.m. Wednesday after the homeowner reported smoke from a skillet left on low on the stove overnight. They also responded to a medical call at 1050 F. E. Selle


Perkins Credits Hometown, Friendship to Success

New Hebron native Doctor John Perkins wants to express his gratitude. Above all else, gratitude and authentic reconciliation are the two things he wishes to express to everyone. But he didn’t always feel that way. Dr. Perkins, now 88 years old, has spent the better part of his life as a civil rights


Storms cause flooding in Simpson county

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -It was a rough start to the morning for residents on Springhill drive in Mendenhall. Over a foot of water covered their street as a nearby creek ran out of it’s banks.


Covington County School District hosts job fair

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Covington County School District is holding a job fair for perspective certified teachers and bus drivers. WDAM spoke with Covington County School District Superintendent Dr. Arnetta Crosby and she said that Covington County is in a critical teacher shortage.


WDAM Investigates: Hate crime numbers don’t add up

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - It’s a case that grabbed national attention in 2015. Mercedes Williamson, 17, a transgender teenager from Alabama, was killed in George County, Mississippi at the hands of Josh Vallum. Since Vallum crossed state lines, bringing Williamson into Mississippi, he was prosecuted