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Union County Circuit Court to decide if man is sane enough to die
JACKSON - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Union County Circuit Court to determine if a man on death row is competent enough to be executed. David Neal Cox Sr. pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 2010 fatal shooting of his wife, Kim Kirk Cox. Authorities said Cox shot his w
Northeast at New Albany could see expansion
Northeast Mississippi Community College President Rickey Ford visited the Union County Board of Supervisors Monday this past week and gave them an update on our county’s involvement with the school.
Booneville police arrest four on felony drug charges
BOONEVILLE - Three incidents over a five-day period landed four people in the Prentiss County Jail on felony drug charges. On Dec. 12, the Booneville police pulled over a vehicle on South Second Street for a minor traffic offense. The passenger in the car had an outstanding warrant with the Mississi
Mississippi teen charged with third shooting, second murder in 8 months
TUPELO, Miss. — A Mississippi teen is jailed after officials arrested him for the drive-by shooting death of a 66-year-old woman. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells news outlets 17-year-old Latavious Betts is charged as an adult with murder and aggravated assault in Annie Walton’s Dec. 7 death.
Remodeling of building, menu of Super Hibachi leads to new restaurant
There’s been some speculation about the fate of the Super Hibachi restaurant on South Gloster Street in Tupelo, and of course Biz Buzz has the details to share. Indeed, after closing the restaurant a few months back, the plan was to revamp the menu.
$50,000 in fireworks up in flames
UNION COUNTY – Southeast Union Fire Chief Curt Clayton said a fire at the Beacon Hill Fireworks Stand Friday night, Nov. 30 on Highway 178 about two miles east of New Albany remains under investigation.
More charges in fatal car chase, crash
NEW ALBANY – Two Florida women face multiple charges following a Thursday, Nov. 29 three-county chase starting in DeSoto County that produced a head-on wreck that killed the driver of another vehicle. Both women and a State Trooper were injured in a second collision that ended the chase in New Alban
Details on R. Kelly Hiring Alleged Mistress Divorce Lawyer in Lawsuit Against Her Mississippi Sheriff Ex-Husband
There’s a lot to unpack but essentially it appears R. Kelly is being really petty. R. Kelly is currently in the midst of a legal battle which dates back to last year with Kenny Bryant, a Mississippi sheriff. Among the laundry list of accusations, and it is rather extensive, Bryant claims Kelly slept
Doctor moves from Peace Corps to NA
Mix dedication with an adventurous spirit and you have Dr. Sara Campbell. Campbell, who says she hails from almost too many places to list, joined the staff at New Albany OB/GYN two months ago.
Uniform maker investing $2.4M, hiring 125 in Batesville
BATESVILLE • Blauer Manufacturing Co. of Boston is relocating to north Mississippi and hiring another 125 people over three years. The company makes public safety uniforms and protective wear and said it is investing $2.4 million in the former Batesville Casket facility.
Mississippi's 4 Most Wanted suspects in Hinds County
JACKSON, Miss (WJTV) - In this week's edition of Mississippi's Most Wanted, we're focusing on the four most wanted suspects from Hinds County. The Hinds County Sheriff's Office is looking for 27-year-old Desiree Nickerson. Nickerson is wanted for one count of house burglary. Nickerson is 5'4" and 13
Auto museum in Mississippi closing next year
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Sex Offender Chosen To Be Grand Marshal Of Mississippi Town's Christmas Parade
… Carolyn Whaley, owner of The Eclectic Emporium on Main Street, said the Christmas parade went right past her shop. "It doesn’t bother me," Whaley said. "He’s a very nice, friendly man. He has donated more money, helped the fire department, helped the police department, encouraged businesses to com
Mississippi man pleads guilty in April 2017 downtown shooting
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 21-year-old Mississippi man has pled guilty to reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon for shooting into a crowded parking lot in April 2017. Corey Woods of Hernando was sentenced to two years in prison by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell, who denied Woods’ request for div
City school trustees sign contract for $8.5 million bond project
New Albany school trustees took the next step toward next year’s $8.5 million renovation project this past week, formally signing a contract with the architect and choosing a construction management firm.
Cincinnati Goes Cold From Three, Loses 70-59 to Mississippi State
Jarron Cumberland scored 21 points, but the Cincinatti Bearcats failed to find enough offense in a 70-59 loss to the No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night. Playing in just their second true road game of the season, the Bearcats (9-2) shot a dismal 37.3 percent from the floor. The bigge
Tupelo welcomes Gaither Homecoming Christmas Concert
Speech to Text for Tupelo welcomes Gaither Homecoming Christmas Concert. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.
Nursing homes dinged over Medicare readmissions
TUPELO • The Medicare readmission penalties facing hospitals have caught up with nursing homes. For 2019, nursing homes caring for Medicare patients will receive penalties or bonuses based on how well they met targets to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. At the regional, state and national lev
Germantown keeps Lady Panthers at bay
TUPELO – Katie Bates hopes 32 minutes of frustration will pay dividends down the line. Her No. 4-ranked Pine Grove girls were out of sorts all game in a 61-42 loss to Germantown on Saturday at the Tupelo All-American City Shootout.
Flu season starting slowly; Docs encourage flu shots now
The 2018-19 flu season is off to a slower start than last year’s season, which rated as among the most severe of the past decade. “It’s much lower compared to this time last year,” said New Albany family physician Dr. Curtis Glidewell.