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Light Wintry Mix Possible; Travel Impacts Minimal. - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

TODAY:Scattered drizzle and light showers begin in the morning, potentially transitioning to freezing drizzle and light wintry mix in the mid morning and afternoon in areas along and northwest of a line from Iuka to Pontotoc to Carrollton . Wintry mix encompasses several different precipitation type

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-14 09:44:15

Diseased deer found in Mississippi

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is warning deer hunters that a deer from Pontotoc County, Mississippi, has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).


Bridges icing in Oxford; Tupelo schools canceling after school programs

?quick update on the accumating snow and sleet for the#MidSouth, please remember to take your time driving out there folks and keep following us for more updates#tnwx#mswx#arwx#mowxpic.twitter.com/R1a9t0J0M1— NWS Memphis (@NWSMemphis)November 14, 2018

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-11-14 17:40:00

Mississippi Governor Ignores Furor Over Hyde-Smith's 'Public Hanging' Comment, Instead Rails About 'Black Genocide' Abortions

“See, in my heart, I am confused about where the outrage is at about 20 million African- American children that have been aborted. No one wants to say anything about that,” the governor told reporters. “No one wants to talk about that.”

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR - 2018-11-14 16:31:04

Resident charged with failing to maintain dogs - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

WOODLEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) A Mooreville woman faces several charges after dogs she owns attacked cattle on a Lee County farm. Sheriff Jim Johnson says the attacks took place Monday and involved pit bulls and pit bull mixed dogs. The animals are accused of chasing the cattle until they collapsed

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-13 21:47:32

MICHAELA MORRIS: State's history still haunting us

Between 1880 and 1940, thousands of African-American men, women and children were killed in terror lynchings across the country.

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-11-14 11:00:00

TVA President Bill Johnson, highest paid federal employee in country, announces plans to retire

TVA president and CEO Bill Johnson announced plans on Thursday to retire sometime next year, following a search for his successor. He's been head of TVA for six years. His announcement came during a regular board meeting in Tupelo, Mississippi. Johnson is the highest paid federal employee in the cou

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2018-11-14 16:30:44

Sports Notes scores and more

The Houston Parks & Recreation Department is alway seeking volunteers to become involved with the Parks Advisory Committee and to help with year-round park activities. Parents, grandparents and businesses are urged to contact City Hall at 456-3339 and ask to be put on a list of potential coaches, as

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-11-14 11:00:00

Mississippi Senator Who Joked About Being Invited to a 'Public Hanging' Was Asked About Her Comments by Reporters Multiple Times, and It Did Not Go Well

The clip shows Smith getting introduced to a crowd by local cattle rancher Colin Hutchinson, while standing in front of a statue of Elvis Presley in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.

SECONDNEXUS.COM - 2018-11-14 17:54:46

Federal utility's CEO announces plans for retirement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chief executive officer of the nation's largest public utility has announced his plans to retire.Bill Johnson of the Tennessee Valley Authority revealed his plans during a board meeting Wednesday in Tupelo, Mississippi.Johnson joined the federal utility in 2013. He turns

COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-11-14 17:24:53

ACLU of Mississippi issues statement on Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” comment

Jeff Robinson, ACLU deputy legal director, and Jennifer Riley Collins, ACLU of Mississippi executive director, issued the following joint response:

WDAM-TV - 2018-11-13 22:51:00

Cattle wounded, killed by dogs in Lee County; arrest made

Yesterday, November 12, Lee County deputies responded to a local farm where a person reported that several cows had been attacked by two pit bulls and pit bull-mixed dogs.

WTVA.COM - 2018-11-13 15:59:00

'Public hanging' remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi appeared at a news conference at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson, Miss., on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, and said repeatedly that she would not answer questions about a video that showed her at a Nov. 2 campaign event in Tupelo, Miss.

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-11-13 03:18:56

Downed trees close portion of Tupelo hiking trail

TUPELO - A portion of a Natchez Trace Parkway trail in north Tupelo has been closed due to hazardous trees.Parkway officials say recent storms have caused increased dangers and forced the closing of a roughly half-mile section of the Blackland Prairie section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Tra

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-11-14 15:31:00

New jobs heading for Tippah County - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 13, 2018)– Abby Manufacturing, manufacturer of steel and aluminum products, is expanding in Walnut, Miss. The expansion, the company’s second this year, is a $1.4 million corporate investment and will create 10 jobs, increasing Abby Manufacturing’s employment in Tippah County to

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-13 16:25:48

VIDEO: Cindy Hyde-Smith jokes about sitting in “front row” of “public hanging”

TUPELO, MS (WLBT) - A video of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith joking that if cattle rancher she was campaigning with, “invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row” went viral Sunday.


'Public hanging' comment by Senator sparks outrage in Mississippi

BILOXI - "Thoughts like that indicate what's really in your heart," James Crowell, President of the Biloxi Chapter of the NAACP said when he saw the video of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith joking about a public hanging.

WWL-TV - 2018-11-13 02:56:37

Authorities looking for robbery suspect

TUPELO - Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi along with the Tupelo Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a man wanted for armed robbery.On July 21, a black male entered the Murphy’s Express located at 2255 West Main St. in Tupelo. The suspect brandished a weapon and demande

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-11-13 17:45:00

Washington Furniture up and running just a month after huge fire

PONTOTOC, Miss. -Furniture and upholstery manufacturer Washington Furniture is up and running as of October 23, just over three weeks after arson destroyed a warehouse and damaged production lines.

WOODWORKINGNETWORK.COM - 2018-11-13 17:47:45

Police seek location of Tupelo armed robbery suspect

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo police are asking for help locating an armed robbery suspect.The suspect is identified as Lawrence Wright.Police say he went inside the Murphy’s Express at 2255 West Main Street on July 21 and used a weapon to demand money from the store’s clerk.A capias warrant is in e

WTVA.COM - 2018-11-13 11:11:00