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Police plan extra security for pro-Confederate groups marching in Oxford

OXFORD, MS (WMC) - Two pro-Confederate groups are planning a rally Saturday at Ole Miss. For days, the group Confederate 901 based in Memphis has been posting about their event they’re calling Mississippi Stands.


City of Oxford issues a self-imposed boil water notice

Oxford issued a self-imposed boil water notice on Saturday morning to all customers who receive water from the City of Oxford, including those customers outside the city limits.


Students protest for removal of Confederate statue on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, MS (WLBT) - Students at the University of Mississippi protested on Friday for the removal of a Confederate statue located on campus. In a video provided by Hotty Toddy News, you can hear students repeatedly chanting “take it down!"


March Against Confederate Monuments Held On Ole Miss Campus Friday

OXFORD, Miss. (localmemphis.com) - Hundreds of Ole Miss students and even some faculty members held an anti-Confederate march Friday on campus. The march was organized by SASI, which stands for Students Against Social Injustice.


Police say water outage affecting half of Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - Some people in Oxford woke up Saturday morning to find they were without water. Police say a water outage is affecting half of the city, including the South Lamar and Highway 7 South areas.


Lafayette County Road Department closing roads due to flooding

Lafayette County residents that take County Road 100, or Highway 314, to get home will have to take a detour. The county road department has closed County Road 100 at the bridge, due to water coming over the bypass as heavy rain pours over Lafayette County, according to an email from the Lafayette C


"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.


Confederate soldier supporters plan rally, Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) - Students at Ole Miss say they're planning to rally in protest Saturday, against pro-Confederate soldier groups on campus. The Confederate groups' rally, concerning preserving a historical statue at the school, is scheduled to take place from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.


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.


University of Mississippi issues warning on eve of Confederate rally on campus

The University of Mississippi on Friday advised students and staff to avoid parts of campus where two pro-Confederate groups plan to protest over the weekend. Ole Miss issued the warning in an announcement circulated ahead of the “Mississippi Stands Rally” expected to culminate Saturday afternoon at


Flood Warnings, Flash Flood Watch Issued for Lafayette County Through Sunday

As the rain continues to fall this morning, the National Weather Service has issued Flood Warnings for local rivers and a Flash Flood Watch for Lafayette County that run through Sunday.


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.


Counties across Mississippi preparing for flooding as storms move through

MISSISSIPPI - Heavy downpours are causing flash flooding in Grenada County, Mississippi. Those Floodwaters are putting roads and homes in water. FOX13 travelled to both DeSoto and Grenada counties, where some areas are already seeing floodwaters and others are preparing.


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.


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.


Rebels hope to bounce back against Georgia at home

OXFORD • Georgia has just one SEC win in 13 attempts, but that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs are mailing it in. As Ole Miss seeks to strengthen its NCAA tournament hopes it takes on a team that, within the last week, has had chances to beat March Madness hopefuls LSU and Mississippi State in the final s


Highway 314 Closed at Bridge Bypass Due to Rain

The Lafayette County Road Department has closed County Road 100, Highway 314, at the bridge bypass due to water coming over the bypass. Traffic will need to go from CR 100 to CR 107 to CR 105 to Highway 6. Traffic needing to get to that area will gett of Highway 6 into CR 105, turn left onto CR 105,


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


Bartlett teen, missing almost three months, is found

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Bartlett teen who was missing for more than two months was found on Friday. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, 16-year-old Johniah Frazier was spotted by a citizen, who recognized the girl and called authorities. They said Frazier is speaking with deputies.


Ole Miss police advise people to stay away from area of upcoming march

OXFORD, MS (WLBT) - The University of Mississippi police chief has asked faculty, staff and students to avoid areas of campus where supporters and opponents of Confederate symbols are expected to march Saturday.