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School remembers teen killed in crash - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

Troopers say a 2007 white Dodge Nitro, driven by Robert Fisher Jr. 66, of West Point, MS was traveling west when he collided with a gray 2005 Nissan 350Z, traveling east driven by Jonathan Dean Fondren, 16.

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-15 01:43:55

Feds accuse Starkville priest of scamming parishioners

That priest, Father Lenin Vargas, has been removed from pastoral and financial duties at St. Joseph Catholic Church by the Catholic Diosese of Jackson while the federal government investigates the allegations of wrongdoing.


Starkville priest under federal investigation - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

According to a 37 page affidavit filed by an agent with Homeland Security, Father Lenin Vargas is accused of lying about a cancer diagnosis, using schemes to bilk money from people in the parish, and the personal spending of thousands of dollars in donated money.


Update on Starkville Industrial Park - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

“The project is going very well. We’ve got a lot of things, a lot of moving parts. We are basically having a briefing today with the city and the county and OCEDA to go over the road construction, the water, and the sewer, the substation, the gas line project, all the things that are going to come t

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-15 03:36:22

Sudduth Elementary Preps For Thanksgiving Luncheon - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

Sudduth cafeteria manager, Ella Jefferson, made her list and started preparing for the school’s annual thanksgiving lunch about three weeks ago.

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-13 23:34:15

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

Starkville prepares for battle with No. 1 Horn Lake

STARKVILLE -- Near the end of a normal Monday practice at Starkville High School, both sidelines are going crazy as if the stands are full and a game is on the line. On this particular rep, the offense scores one the defense in a short-yardage situation; quarterbacks coach Clay Moore took his celebr

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-11-14 21:04:31

Talley lifts Starkville boys past Meridian

On Thursday, Talley hit only 1 of 2 free throws with three seconds left against Meridian, but that 24th point was still enough to help Starkville beat Meridian 60-59.

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-11-13 10:20:28

Columbus softball has players earn All-Star recognition

Also, sophomore catcher/pitcher/shortstop M'Kya Smith recently was selected to participate in the Game Day USA Junior All-American Games on Nov. 23-25 in Sarasota, Florida.

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-11-14 10:21:33

Phillips provides spark for Starkville boys

This season, as the football playoffs and Jones' absence from the court continues, sophomore Jamarvis Phillips is more than happy to fill the void.

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-11-14 10:07:54

Fire destroys mobile home in Clay County - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

CLAY COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An early afternoon fire destroys a mobile home in Clay County.West Point Battalion Chief Bert Parker says the call came in just after 12 pm.- Advertisement -When firefighters got to the home on Strong Hill Road, it was engulfed in flames.The owner told investigators he we

WCBI.COM - 2018-11-13 23:45:22

Columbus girls rally past Starkville

"Winning at Starkville is a big deal," White said. "They are always one of the best programs in the state. They don't lose at home, so for us to come here and play well enough to win is exciting. This was just big. Everybody was excited. It doesn't matter how you win. You just have to find a way to

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-11-14 10:08:54

Clay County drug raid nets 2 pounds of pot

Agents with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, West Point Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Jauntae Kawin Reese, 21, of West Point, and charged him with four counts of the sale of methamphetamine and one count of the sale of marijuana.


Mississippi Priest Allegedly Lies About Cancer To Raise Money

The affidavit was attached to a search warrant for the Catholic Diocese of Jackson who, the AP says, knew about the priest's falsehood and helped conceal it.


Moorhead's Mississippi State offense on verge of reverting to unfavorable trend

“From an accountability standpoint, the first thumb goes at me,” Moorhead said. “I oversee the game plan, and I call the plays, so that one's on me, and that’s one that’s going to get fixed.”


Local hero honored at NFL game - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A retired National Guardsman and Lowndes County native who was injured in Iraq is honored at an NFL game.Melvin Gatewood was recognized as the “12th Titan” at the Tennessee Titans game Sunday.- Advertisement -The recognition included a video profile of Gatewood on the j


Starkville reps voice support for restaurant tax increase request

"This particular tax is one that allows us to capitalize on a lot of the tourism that Starkville experiences," Taylor said. "It doesn't penalize local taxpayers as much -- it really actually kind of focuses on those who will be coming to Starkville and staying the night, eating at our great restaura


MSU 'Sweet Potato Drop’ offers food to area organizations

Society of St. Andrew program coordinator Andy Lemmon said the organization usually pulls together 20,000 pounds of sweet potatoes for the MSU drop each year, but due to a bad growing season, half of the normal haul was rustled up this year.


City faces lawsuit from bystander injured in officer-involved shooting

Morkiter Jones has requested a jury determine whether she should receive damages after alleging excessive use of force, multiple violations of her constitutional rights and gross negligence, among other charges, against Officer Jared Booth, the City of Columbus and Columbus Police Department. Accord


Runnin' and Strummin' in Louisville - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

“Without music, this world will be a very, very different place,” said Senator Giles Ward.