Sunday 12:00 p.m. The United States Postal Inspection Service has released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in connection to the Friday, September 23 , 2016, Randolph, Mississippi, Post Office armed robbery. Up to $50,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) connected to the robbery. Tips can be give
BROOKSVILLE, Miss (WTVA) - Festival time was in the air in B rooksville, Mississippi on Saturday. It was the 10th annual brooksville festival with food, fun, and entertainment all over the place, according to our bureau reporter Rick Mason. It was family time for everyone with southern soul artists on stage with plenty of blues music. Rick says people from
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A mayor took steps to reassure his city's short-handed police department. Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has called a meeting for the city's entire police department for Monday morning. Smith plans to update officers on steps the city is taking to fill as many as two-dozen vacancies. He also plans to address pay, vehicles, and support from
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An early fall event brought families together and offered a chance to inspire creativity in the next generation of artists. The Starkville Arts Council’s second annual Art in the Park attracted more than 500 kids today. “The whole goal that we are trying to archive here to try to inspire kids to be more creative and
NOXAPATER, Miss. (WTVA) - Cotton may not be king but it still runs deep in the hearts of rural Mississippi. That came out today in the annual Cotton Gin festival in Noxapater of Winston County. Area residents and visitors enjoyed music, crafts, and one of the biggest car shows in the region. The show features vintage cars from as far
NEW ALBANY, Miss (WTVA) - Saturday afternoon was the William Faulkner Literacy Competition Luncheon. Several awards were given out to writers of novels, short stories, poems and one act plays. This competition started back in 1997 on the 100th birthday of Faulkner. Academics from several universities were the judges. The winning novel receives $2,000.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Today marked the twelfth annual Community Forward Festival that began with this parade. The festival was originated by Tupelo City Councilwoman Nettie Davis as a way of strengthening the relationship between the community and police department. Davis said earlier this week that she believes that relationship is strong, though it can always be better, “There's always
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - A leading business publication has named two Bancorpsouth board members in the 2016 List of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Keith Jackson and Shannon Brown were both recognized in Savoy Magazine. Jackson is the president of Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids, an organization intended to teach kids values and confidence. Brown is the Senior Vice President, Chief
JACKSON, Miss (WTVA) - Deer season is just around the corner and Mississippi ranks tenth in the country for deer collisions. The numbers show that you're more likely to hit a deer this year than last as 22,700 claims were filed in the past year alone for deer collisions. State farm agent Steve Higginbotham knows the busiest season is coming
NEW ALBANY, Miss (WTVA) - There was no smoke on the water, but there was some fire on the river Saturday in New Albany. Visitors to the fair and friendly city got the opportunity to watch blacksmithing from the very beginning at the 2016 Literacy Festival. Students at New Albany made molds early on friday in preparation for the event.
EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) - Briar Ridge Children's Ministries had an event in Eupora. Young people got to hunt, sing, and hang out with family. The intent was to show young people that they are cared for. Each young person was paired with a mentor. Co-Founder Kristy Smith spoke about what caused her to want to mentor young people. She said, “Over forty
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - If you like marching bands then today would have been a day for you. The T enn -Tom Marching Classic was held at Aberdeen High School. Twenty-one bands participated and performed a variety of themes. Each band was critiqued on multiple elements such as drum major, drum line, color guard and the overall excellence. The T
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Starkville Sportsplex had a dog show Saturday. The Wags ‘N’ Tails event had a canine parade, costume event, and musical chairs activity. Money raised from the event will go to assist individuals with visual and auditory impairments. It will help provide them with hearing aids and other things. Five dogs participated in the event. It was thrown
ABERDEEN, Miss (WTVA) - The oldest A frican A merican church in Aberdeen held a very special event. First Missionary Baptist Church kicked off its 150th anniversary. Many people came out to celebrate and enjoy good food There was music, games and prizes and bouncy houses for the kids. Pastor W illie A. Davis, Sr. says its just a big
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Aeris Williams ran for a 16-yard touchdown and Jamoral Graham returned an interception 38 yards for a score on the next play from scrimmage to help Mississippi State erase a third-quarter deficit and beat Massachusetts 47-35 on Saturday. The two scores 17 seconds apart were followed four minutes later by a 13-yard touchdown pass from Nick
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) - Two parent households are on the decline nationwide. It's a reality that touched one West Point man and his wife. Chuckie Davidson decided to found a charity called "Save Our Sons." The charity provides young people with mentors. It also encourages them to get involved with the community.... like volunteering. Saturday the organization taught young
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - It's national H ispanic heritage month and the N atchez Trace Parkway visitor's center in Tupelo hosted an event to show appreciation. A living encampment of H ernando D e S oto's expedition in was presented... Visitors were told stories about the conquistador, shown demonstrations and participated in activities. They also learned about D e S
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - The Wives of Warriors held a B lessed are the P eacemakers 5k Run at F airpark today. The event was held to honor law enforcement and to remember the ones who have fallen. Over four hundred people registered and all the proceeds went to buy armor for police departments who cannot afford it. This is
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Chad Kelly threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 23 Ole Miss over No. 12 Georgia 45-14 on Saturday. The Rebels (2-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) dominated every phase of the game, building a lead of 31-0 by halftime and 45-0 by midway through the third quarter. Ole Miss
Saturday 1:20 p.m. WTVA's Tanya Carter reports Grenada police have arrested John Michael Jackson at a motel in the city. Winona police received a tip that Jackson could be found there. Saturday 12:15 p.m. We now know the name of the man accused of robbing the Renasant Bank in Winona Friday. He is identified by police and by some of
MISSISSIPPI Adams Christian 28, St. Aloysius 17 Amory 50, Northpoint Christian, Tenn. 20 Baldwyn 24, Okolona 14 Bassfield 54, East Marion 8 Bayou Aca. 54, Kirk Aca. 35 Benton County 14, Walnut 0 Brandon 28, Terry 0 Brookhaven 40, South Jones 24 Caledonia 49, Tishomingo County 6 Calhoun City 35, Notre Dame, Tenn. 14 Canton 35, Ridgeland 29 Canton Aca.
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) — The former band director at Mantachie High School is under arrest on sexual assault and enticement charges. That's the word from Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson who says Josh Robinson was arrested Friday evening not at his Guntown home but at the Natchez Trace Villas in north Lee County. A warrant for Robinson's arrest was issued
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — A Starkville police officer has been suspended. Drew Jones has been suspended for five days and placed on probation for a year. Mayor Parker Wiseman confirms the unanimous vote by aldermen Tuesday to suspend Officer Drew Jones and place him on probation for one year. Jones arrested current Mississippi State defensive lineman Nick James and former
GUNTOWN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Police in Guntown have arrested a man from Baldwyn on a felony drug charge. Charged with having crystal methamphetamine is 51-year-old Gregory White. Investigator Trey Hill says officers arrested White Friday afternoon on Ford Avenue at a safety checkpoint after finding the drug in his car. He is being held in the Lee County jail awaiting
11:35 p.m. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi chancellor on Friday condemned a student's online comment about lynching as "racist, offensive and hurtful" after dozens of other students said the chancellor's initial response to the comment was weak and insensitive to African-Americans. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter issued a statement after he met privately with some of the students —
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Alpha Kappa Sorority Incorporated brought city, community and business leaders together Friday night for a Unity Ball at Tupelo's BancorpSouth Arena. WTVA's Sunya Walls served as the emcee. Organizers say it was a way to unify the community after controversial events across the country.
AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) — Some local senior citizens had a good time Friday afternoon in Amory's Frisco Park. Legacy Hospice handed out gifts during its annual Senior Citizens Day. Nursing homes and hospice companies provided information for the seniors. They also got to hear entertainment on from the park stage.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (NEWS RELEASE) — A letter in Science magazine this week from a Mississippi State faculty member points to recent Louisiana flooding as an example of how compound hazards can lead to disaster and calls for research to better prepare for future climatic events. Farshid Vahedifard, an MSU Bagley College of Engineering assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, penned
COLUMBUS, Miss. (NEWS RELEASE) -- The community is invited to participate in the seventh annual Charity Fitness Party in Mississippi University for Women’s Stark Recreation Center aerobics dance studio Monday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. The event will benefit local charity Helping Hands Ministry, which also partners with the United Way of Lowndes County to provide disaster relief aid
VARDAMAN, Miss. (NEWS RELEASE) — After two challenging years in Mississippi sweet potato fields, farmers are hoping for a problem-free harvest over the next few weeks. Stephen Meyers, Extension sweet potato specialist based at the Mississippi State University Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, said growers are cautiously optimistic as harvest begins. “I’m hearing a wide range of yields from early
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — Noxubee County's only hospital could soon add another service that will save patients from having to drive to Columbus or Starkville. The Mississippi State Department of Health is recommending the state health officer give her blessing to Noxubee Medical Complex offering mobile MRI services. It would be offered from a half day a week to one
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- State lawmakers and policymakers were on hand for the data summit in Starkville Friday. The data summit provides critical information to avoid wasteful taxpayer dollar spending. House Speaker Philip Gunn says, "We have been able to take this data and use it to examine several of the programs education, corrections and determine which programs are producing
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Every second counts when it comes to first responders rushing to an emergency quickly. "Sometimes we do understand you don't feel safe, if you want to pull over to a lighter spot at night we don't have a problem with that," Tupelo Police Sergeant Brett Moyer said. But out on the roads first responders are dealing
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- Just this past Thursday, Katie O'Bannon became the first woman to enlist as an infantry soldier in the U.S. Army from MEPS in Memphis. When asked about the decision she says it was an easy one. "I've wanted to do something that's going to challenge me," O'Bannon said. "This is something I feel like is the
HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The two day Flywheel Festival kicked off Friday in Houston Mississippi. The event not only celebrates antique tractors and engines, but also a way of life before modern technology. There were blacksmiths, pork skin makers, and an anvil shoot. There were also arts and crafts for kids. Vendors lined the walkways and sold everything from shirts to
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) -- Friday, the family of the black man who was fatally shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, released video showing the moments surrounding the death of Keith Lamont Scott. That shooting has sparked outrage in the city. The video is shot by Scott's wife and it is disturbing. You can hear the gunshots, but you do
STARKVILLE, Miss. (MSU Press Release) -- Nine freshmen, three sophomores and one junior from Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee are this year’s selections for Mississippi State’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarships. The annual awards cover the current cost of university tuition, fees, books, and room and board, as well as research and study-abroad expenses. To qualify, applicants must have a minimum 30
TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) -- Drug and assault arrests have been made this week by the Tishomingo Sheriff's Department. On September 21, 2016, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The deputies had dealt with the driver 34-year-old Clifton Rhodes of the vehicle in the past week and knew his license was suspended. During the stop a K9 unit
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) – The City of Fulton has issued a boil water notice for some of its customers. This is for customers who live from Reeds Creek Road along Highway 25 South to Waterway Circle Drive. The notice is until further notice.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A man convicted of capital murder in the shooting death of his disabled cousin will get a new trial. A Lowndes County Circuit Court judge says Derrick Bankhead, 39, should get a new trial because of a conflict of interest involving District Attorney Scott Colom. Bankhead was convicted earlier this month in the shooting death of
MAYHEW, Miss. (EMCC Press Release) -- East Mississippi Community College Humanities instructor Jan Mullen is the college’s recipient of this year’s Humanities Teacher Award. “Jan is a very gifted teacher and is well deserving of the award,” EMCC Vice President of Instruction Dr. Thomas Ware said. Each year the Mississippi Humanities Council presents the award to humanities faculty
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A former Columbus police officer charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Ricky Ball is asking a judge to move the trial. Attornies for Canyon Boykin filed the motion this week in Lowndes County Circuit Court. The trial is scheduled in November, but the motion says excessive medial coverage, social media posts and public outcry
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some students stepped outside the classroom Friday to learn more about the environment we live in at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. This is the 6 th year for the YES program which stands for Youth Environmental Science. This is the first year for first grade students to be involved along with the 2
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Everyone welcome our Pet of the Week, Buck. He is an older dog in terms of dog years, but he still has a pep in his step. He is looking for a fur-ever home and would be great with anyone. He is $50 at the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society.
PRESS RELEASE: TISHOMINGO COUNTY, MISS.--- During a recent bridge inspection, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) evaluated the posted weight limit of a bridge on State Route 172 in Tishomingo County and has restricted its weight limit. The posted weight limit for Bridge No. 0.9 (Bridge ID 14732) on State Route 172 over Little Yellow Creek in Tishomingo County
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – Amory native and American Idol winner Trent Harmon will perform the national anthem tomorrow at Ole Miss’ game vs. Georgia. This according to a tweet sent out by the Ole Miss Football account. Harmon was selected as the show’s last winner in early April. The Rebels play Georgia at 11 a.m.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- It’s now been four days since 23-year-old Charles Moody Jr. was shot and killed on 5th Street South in Columbus. The family grieves and asks why this happened to their loved one. Reverend John Johnson has been close to the family and is speaking for them. “Violence that affects them affects everybody and that’s not the
BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) – The City of Bruce has lifted its boil water notice for its customers. This includes the following streets: Bennett Street North McSweyn Steet East Clay Street Harvey Street Circle Drive Mary Ann Street. Allison Street Arthur Street Spratlin Street East Spratlin Street
MACON, Miss. (WTVA) – A Noxubee County man convicted in the assault and robbery of a couple at their home learns his fate. Nathaniel McKeithan, 20, received the sentence of 72 years during a hearing in Noxubee County Circuit Court. The Shuqualak man was convicted of two counts of armed robbery and one count of burglary during a trial earlier
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Trim Cane Water Association has been placed under a boil water notice. Association president Mildred Wade says a leak in a water line caused the system to lose water pressure. As a result, all customers of the system should boil their water for at least one minute before drinking or cooking. Trim Cane Water serves
EUPORA, Miss. (WTVA) – The City of Eupora has lifted its self-imposed boil water notice for its customers. The alert was issued on Sept. 20. That was following a loss of water pressure. Mayor Dan Burchfield says all samples sent to the Mississippi Department of Health came back good and free of contamination.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Two directors of Tupelo's BancorpSouth, Inc., were recently named to Savoy Magazine's Power 300 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. BancorpSouth, Inc. Directors Keith Jackson and Shannon Brown were recognized by the publication. The magazine is one of the leading business publications in the country. It helps honor “black professionals who contribute their experience and talents to
BELDEN, Miss. (Press Release) - Registration is underway at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center for forklift operator recertification and forklift train-the-trainer classes. Forklift operator recertification is scheduled for Oct. 4 from 8-10 a.m. The class is for recertifying skilled forklift operators to stay within OSHA compliance. Cost is $25. Forklift train-the-trainer classes include an overview of the program; types,
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – Like the past couple of weeks, Oxford Police have released parking information for Ole Miss fans for this weekend’s game. Ole Miss plays Georgia in Oxford at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Double decker buses will run from the Square to campus and back before and during the game starting at 8 a.m. They will stop running
OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) – An Oxford man found himself in handcuffs for auto burglary. Police say witnesses spotted Eric Lewis, 20, trying to open car doors on Shiloh Drive. He was caught by officers in the neighborhood at which time police say they found stolen items from different cars behind Lewis’ house. Lewis is a resident of the neighborhood. His
GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) — Law enforcement have found a man wanted in connection with some recent robberies and killings. 39-year-old Christopher Golden was being sought for questioning in the death of 40-year-old Antonio Hamer. Last week, Montgomery County Sheriff Bubba Nix told us Hamer suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Golden was found at a home in Grenada by
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at a Pontotoc business this morning. Our Symone Woolridge spoke with Pontotoc Fire Chief Lance Martin this morning where he said his department responded to the Mapp Auto Parts store on Highway 15 sometime near 6 a.m. He says the cause of the fire may have been an explosion of
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- An overnight arrest related to a shooting early Thursday evening in C olumbus . 24-year-old Cheyterian T ashawn Smith is in jail Friday morning for aggravated domestic violence. Police say he is responsible for a shooting that took place on 23rd Street North. Police were called to the scene late Thursday afternoon, but Smith fled the
COLUMBUS, Miss (WTVA)--Betty Wells lives on Meadow Drive in Columbus. She saw something Thursday morning that shocked her. "There was this flashing light. Just flashing. Very strange. It wasn't an ambulance. It wasn't anything else. I stood there and I watched it .And it was somebody between the second and third house from the end there. “she said. Wells says
COLUMBUS, Miss (WTVA) -- The family of the Columbus man killed after being shot several times speaks with WTVA News. The family is obviously still grieving over the loss of Charles Moody, Jr. Moody's father was going to speak with us but got too emotional. So, Moody's Godfather, Reverend John Johnson, spke for him. He says violence is not the
UPDATE: 10 p.m. - Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton says the woman who was shot is in fair condition at Baptist Memorial Hostpial Goldent Triangle Officers are looking for her husband. Original Story: COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A woman was wounded during a late Thursday afternoon shooting in Columbus. The shooting happened around 5:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Two different kidnappings have happened with in less than a month of each other in Prentiss County. The first happened late August when a report of rape and kidnapping sent 21-year-old Mike Brian Rutlegde to jail. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar said the victim was tied up and raped by Rutledge, but was eventually freed. That
JACKSON, Miss (WTVA) -- Merit based pay for teachers was part of the Governor's Education Works Initiative. Changing tests and standards have caused the pilot program to stall out. A handful of school districts piloted merit based teacher pay starting in 2013. But it was only funded through last school year. "The point of merit pay has been to see
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A workshop next month will show north Mississippi teachers how to develop lessons about local civil-rights history. The Oct. 8 session at the University of Mississippi Law School is called "Moving Mississippi Up in Classrooms." It is sponsored by the university's William Winter Center for Racial Reconciliation. A Thursday news release from the center says the
ECRU, Miss (WTVA) --Ecru's mayor has resigned, apparently for health reasons. Mark B aldwin was elected to the job in 2013. Aldermen accepted his resignation this week. A special election will take place November first to decide who should serve the remainder of his term.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Department of Education is hosting several public meeting around the state during their Mississippi Succeeds Listening tour. This tour is designed to gather public feedback for Mississippi's plan to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Federal Law that replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. And on Thursday night they stopped
Military Appreciation night took place at Itawamba Community College. A flight crew from North Mississippi Medical Center delivered the game ball. The college president gave it to Colonel Carlyle Smitty Harris. Harris was a prisoner of war for eight years in Vietnam after his plane was shot down by enemy fire. The school also gave the colonel a plaque for
ECRU, Miss. (WTVA) -- In this technology dependent world, job seekers often use websites, apps , emails and other electronic platforms to look for a job posting, fill out applications and send in resumes. The Ashley Furniture in ecru sponsor a job fair for employers, veterans, personnel recently separated from active duty and other job seekers in the area. The
HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- SKYWARN is a storm spotter network that works in conjunction with the National Weather Service offices around the country. A seminar was held on Thursday at the Houston Fire Department for beginners or anyone interested in helping relay severe weather reports to the National Weather Service in Memphis and local television outlets like us at WTVA.
It's officially the start of Fall, and that means it's a busy time of year for the Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers. The Rangers say it's a good time of year for friends and family to go for a hike on the Trace. And for those of you who love beautiful scenery for those fall colors, the Park Rangers say the
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA)-- Lives are being saved in Fulton one pint of blood at a time. Dozens of students, faculty members and others offered up their arms to donate Thursday on the ICC campus. Blood components and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care, such as major surgeries and other medical procedures. Experts say the need for
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- Airports across the nation saw some long security lines this summer but at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, you can soon pay less than $20 a year to skip the long lines. Erica Way is heading out to Chicago to visit family. She’s not enrolled in the TSA pre-check program but is considering it especially flying with
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA)-- If you're a frequent flyer, you know all too well about the hassle of security screening. A North Mississippi Airport is taking appointments to enroll in TSA pre-check, a much faster and easier way to get through security. Airports across the nation saw some long security lines this summer, and it can be a nightmare for travelers.
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA)-- The city of West Point has approved bids to begin some park improvements. Byrum Construction will make $120,000 worth of improvements at Zuber Park. This means the park will become more accessible and easier to use for those with disabilities. The city expects the construction to start soon and could be complete by the first of
HOUSTON (AP) — A supplier of cookie dough that Blue Bell Creameries is blaming for possible listeria contamination of some ice cream says the product tested negative for the pathogen before being sent to the Texas-based company. In a statement Thursday, Iowa-based Aspen Hills said the "positive listeria results were obtained by Blue Bell only after our product had been
COLUMBUS, Miss (WTVA) -- Some students at East Mississippi Community College will have an easier time getting their four year degree at Blue Mountain College. The two schools have signed an agreement that clears the way for an EMCC graduate with an associate of applied sciences degree in career technical programs to easily transfer to the college in Tippah County.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - In pictures, Kelvin Wilburn and his mom look like two peas in a pod. But Kelvin is getting one chance she didn't. He said, "I want to go to college, four year college, and get my degree, and continue it." Kelvin is a freshman at the Golden Triangle Early College High School. The school has an
SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi's roads are ranked number ten in the country when it comes to being in great condition and having low cost effectiveness. According to reason foundation's annual highway report, every state was critiqued on various issues, such as traffic congestion, deficient bridges, pavement conditions, spending per mile and fatality rates. A few drivers gave their opinion
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say extreme drought conditions are persisting in parts of Alabama and Georgia, wilting crops and raising the specter of wildfires. Thursday's U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly report that tracks drought conditions nationwide, showed the worst of the drought in Alabama's northeast corner, in northwest Georgia and across a swath of land mostly south and southeast of
SCOOBA, Miss. (WTVA) – East Mississippi Community College is helping to lead the way when it comes to athletic safety. According to PRWeb.com, Wimbledon Health Partners teamed up with the college to test its athletes for vascular conditions and for heart abnormalities to help prevent sudden cardiac death. All current EMCC athletes in football, basketball, baseball, softball, cheer and rodeo
MOBILE, Ala. (WTVA) – The case has finally been closed in the looting of Native American artifacts and those charged are nearly done with their sentences. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers were approved to release the official information for those convicted for removing artifacts from a Native American site in Monroe County. Jerome Daniel Young, 45; Perry E. Knowles,
WINSTON COUNTY, Miss (WTVA) -- The Winston County Sheriff's Department needs your help concerning a pair of burglaries that happened in the early morning hours of September 19 on Brooksville Road in the Singleton area. Best estimates indicate that the thefts occurred around 5:00 am. Authorities say a similar theft occurred in the Crystal Ridge area as well. Some of
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — The city of Tupelo has released specifics on Thursday's Tupelo High School homecoming parade. The parade application says Troy Street at Commerce Street and Fairpark will be blocked from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The event is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. and will start at West Main and Church streets before heading east
BOONEVILLE, Miss.-- Art work of Robbie Patterson Boyd will be on display in the Anderson Hall Art Gallery on the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in Booneville beginning October 12. From the time that she was a child in Calhoun County, Mississippi in the early 1940’s, Robbie Patterson Boyd has drawn and painted and loved color. She attended Senatobia
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court has set a deadline for briefings as part of the Curtis Flowers' appeal. Earlier this year, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled Flowers should be granted a hearing on whether prosecutors struck potential jurors based on race. Flowers is on death row for the 1996 shooting deaths of Robert Golden, Carmen Rigby,
CALHOUN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Calhoun County law enforcement have responded to local rumors of mysterious clowns appearing in the county. Sheriff Greg Pollan stated that there have been no reports of any such incidents in the county "contrary to what is being posted on social media." "There was an incident in Calhoun County, Alabama, that people have shared on
HAMILTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Farmers planted 450,000 acres in cotton this year. That's up from 320,000 last year on 824 farms that produced 670 thousand bales and $254 million to farmers. That was the state's sixth largest crop. As of this week, more than 90% of this year's crop was rated fair or better. 17% is excellent. That's good news
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – Firefighters and paramedics responded to a wreck that left a person trapped. It happened on Poorhouse Road West at 11:38 this morning as a car slammed into a telephone pole. The car’s passenger door collided with the pole. Due to this, the passenger of the car was briefly trapped in the vehicle but was quickly
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A late August report of rape sends a Booneville man to jail. Mike Brian Rutledge, 21, was arrested on Sept. 7 for the incident that allegedly happened on Aug. 26 on County Road 5014 in Booneville. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar says report states the victim was tied up and raped by Rutledge, but was eventually
SHANNON, Miss. (WTVA) — City leaders and students gathered at Shannon High School Thursday for a small ceremony. The school celebrated a new $2.8 million building, which consists of 15 classrooms, three art rooms, an office and a computer lab. This wraps up a $5 million improvement project at the school that took nearly two years to complete. It included
COLUMBUS, Miss. ( WTVA ) – Columbus is the latest city to receive reports of people dressing as clowns. A Columbus Police spokesperson tells us the department received three reports Tuesday night. This was in the eastern part of the city and the calls came within hours of each other, all in the same area. Police say they found nothing.
REFORM, Ala. (WTVA) -- Several railroad cars have landed in a creek in Reform, Alabama following a train derailment this morning. Mayor Bennie Hardin says he was notified about the derailment on the tressel over Lubbub Creek in the eastern part of the city around 8:30 a.m. One car was hanging on the tressel, and Hardin says several cars fell
BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A Booneville man was charged with kidnapping after investigators say he held someone against her will. Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar says his department received the call from a concerned family member requesting a check on another family member. This happened on Sept. 7. Tolar says when deputies arrived at an apartment on Highway 365 in
FULTON, Miss. (Press Release) - Blake Jordan Guntharp of Pontotoc, sophomore at Itawamba Community College, has been selected as the 2016 Dowell Leadership Scholar for Phi Theta Kappa. Guntharp was selected on the basis of his score earned in the 2016 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship competition. The scholarship is awarded to the top-scoring PTK member from the state and
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – Commercials influence many people and three local commercials for a Columbus health center have been honored. The commercials were for Baptist Behavioral Health Care. The three 30-second commercials, titled “My Day,” “Goodbye” and “Finding My Way” were filmed on location in Birmingham, Ala., by Look Productions and One Way Marketing. The three were winners at the
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – Officers respond to a motel to find a man with drugs inside his room. Monday morning, Columbus officers went to the Riverchase Inn on Military Road for a report of a person selling drugs from the motel. Officers found Broderick Deon Cattladge, 29, of Columbus inside. Police say they found drugs inside his room. He was
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- "But the important thing to look at here Wayne is the improvement of the living standards that are here now."said Shane Hooper the City of Tupelo Development Services Director. He believes that a new looki at the Barley Courts will make a difference in the lives here. "This is a very positive project we are glad that
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — The family of Antwun Shumpert has formally asked a federal judge to reject an attempt to delay the $35 million civil suit against the city of Tupelo. In a filing Tuesday, family attorney Carlos Moore says it's in everyone's best interests for the lawsuit to proceed. Shumpert's widow Peggy and Charles Foster are suing the city,
4:07 p.m. Nathaniel McKeithan faces up to life in prison without parole for the robbery charges. McKeithan was officially charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of burglary. He had a prior conviction back in 2009 for another armed robbery, this time however, for a bank. 3:28 p.m. Nathaniel McKeithan, 28, was found guilty to all charges
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — The subject of a Silver Alert appears to be doing well in his recovery from falling down in the woods and being unable to move. The Lee County Sheriff's Department posted on its Facebook page Wednesday a picture of John Roper at North Mississippi Medical Center with Sheriff Jim Johnson and two deputies. Roper, who suffers