STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — The federal government will soon start issuing forecasts for tornado seasons. That is according to Gregory Carbin, the warning coordination meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center, which issues tornado watches across the country. He said at the 13th annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium at Mississippi State University Saturday in a couple of years those forecasts will
HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) — Former Houston Mayor John "Pap" Moore died Friday at Trace Regional Hospital. He was 83. Moore served four terms as a Chickasaw County supervisor and two terms as mayor of Houston. His final term ended with one of the most memorable election challenges locally. In 2005, it appeared Moore had won the Democratic primary and had
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi held its 43rd annual convention this weekend in Tupelo. Members from across the state came to the Summit Center to deal with organizational issues and to take in sessions on such things as managing diabetes and living consumer-safe in society. "Blind people are just like everyone else. They
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Alabama-Mississippi chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society took over the BancorpSouth Conference Center on Saturday for a symposium. This is the first time the event was held in Tupelo. The symposium gave those living with MS and those caring for them an oppurtunity to ask questions and connect with doctors. Between Alabama and Mississippi, there are
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Saturday was a blast to the past as the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center held its monthly Pioneer Day. The Tombigbee Pioneer Group demonstrated pioneer-era crafts and skills to the public. The crafts shown were developed by pioneers who lived from 1700-1840. The group brought the pioneers to life by dressing in clothes the pioneers would have worn.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The annual Asthma Super Saturday was held at Healthworks in Tupelo this weekend to help educate those suffering from the respiratory condition. The event included classes on determining asthma triggers and how to treat it. Ashtma Super Saturday also served as kickoff event for an asthma camp in the summer. Camp Breathe Ezzzze allows children ages 6-to-12
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — On the weekend before Easter, some children went looking for eggs in the water. On Saturday, the annual In Water Easter Egg Hunt took place at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. "Instead of the little plastic eggs, we've used beach balls. It represents our eggs in the water, and it's a lot of fun for the kids,"
TUPELO, Miss, (WTVA) — Runners showed up Saturday to compete in Tupelo's first ever 5K run organized for colon cancer awareness. Run for your Buns took place in Fairpark to benefit the cancer patient fund at North Mississippi Medical Center. "Colon cancer, which most people do not know, is the second leading cause of deaths in cancer. So we came
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's budget writers say Medicaid, universities and community colleges will get more money than previous estimates called for in the year beginning July 1, in a total budget of $6.1 billion. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Herb Frierson and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Buck Clarke say they will add $81 million to the state-federal Medicaid program, as
PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — Loss and healing were the focus of eulogies as more than 200 people packed a Baptist church for the memorial service for a black man found hanging behind his home in Mississippi. A newspaper reports that 54-year-old Otis Byrd was mentioned just a handful of times during the 90-minute service Friday at Mount Burner Baptist