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Man charged with voyeurism at two Mississippi grocery stores

A man has been arrested after he reportedly followed women in two Mississippi grocery stores in order to take pictures up their skirts. Officials from the Tupelo Police Department have arrested Ira Montrel Temple, 41, of West Point, and charged him on two counts of voyeurism after they were notified of an incident at an Aldi’s grocery store on North Gloster.
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MSU commitment Ty Jones impressive in latest trip to Starkville

A commitment early in the process has slid Mississippi State pledge Ty Jones under the radar but he’s very much a player to keep an eye on in the Bulldog class. Jones was as impressive as any of the running backs that took part in MSU’s Top Dawg Camp in June and the talented Bay Springs product certainly looked the part physically at 6’1, 205 pounds. Having already committed to State, Jones was using that trip as an opportunity to continue to build relationships with the staff and players and to get some good work in.

Meth arrests made at Monroe County auto repair shop

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – Monroe County law enforcement makes a meth bust at an auto repair shop. Drake Thompson, 28, of Amory, and John Roark, 54, of Aberdeen are both charged with possession of a controlled substance. Monroe County Sheriff Kevin Crook says the Monroe County Swat Team, North...

Furniture manufacturer announces changes to Mississippi facility, layoff of 300 jobs

One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the state has announced that it is laying off 300 workers in Mississippi and North Carolina. Furniture Today reports that United Furniture Industries Inc., which is known to consumers as Lane Home Furnishings, will be transforming a manufacturing factory in Amory to a warehousing-only facility; closing a metal stamping facility in High Point, NC.; and transitioning a Winston-Salem, N.C. operation to an East Coast distribution center.

100 Day Bulldog Countdown: 63 Days, No. 63 LaQuinston Sharp

Mike Leach is no longer a newcomer in Starkville and he is no longer in building mode with his Air Raid offense at Mississippi State. The longtime college football coach has his system implemented after two seasons and there’s plenty of talent and experience on the roster for the Bulldogs to have their best team in several years.

#HSFT22 Stop #6 – Amory Panthers

The Amory Panthers had coaching turnover last year with Brooks Dampeer taking over the head coach position. But there was no trouble adjusting, with the team advancing all the way to the state championship. “It was a special time for our staff and myself but obviously our kids and community,”...

Caledonia park commission hosts stars and stripes celebration

CALEDONIA, Miss. (WCBI)- Some folks are getting a head start of Fourth of July festivities. Other towns are getting a head start of Fourth of July festivities too. The Town of Caledonia and Park Commission hosted a Stars and Stripes Celebration. Dozens made their way to the Ola. J. Pickett...

Auto repair shop search yields two arrests and crystal meth in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Members of several law enforcement agencies searched an auto repair shop and arrested two men for possession of controlled substances. The search involved members of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, MCSO SWAT, North MS Narcotics Agency, and the Aberdeen Police Department. It happened Friday morning, July...
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Hebron Christian may return to varsity football this fall

Head football coach David Foster hopes the steps being taken during the offseason have increased the chances that the Eagles will be back on the field competing in high school games this fall. Foster was disappointed last year when Hebron did not have enough varsity players for a team, but...

Nixon details Diamond Dawg decision

Mississippi State picked up the verbal commitment of former Texas Longhorn closer Aaron Nixon on Friday. The Bulldogs struggled to close out ball games in 2022. Nixon aims to change that next season. Growing up in McAllen, Texas, Nixon dreamed of playing for the home state Horns. After two years in Austin, Nixon elected to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal.

Sunny and Hot Sunday, Rain Chances Stay in the Forecast

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Sunny, hot weather in-store for your 4th of July. High-pressure returns next week diminishing rain chances and increasing temperatures. SATURDAY NIGHT: Staying warm with clouds overhead, low temps falling near 73. A 30% chance of showers and t-storms stands in the forecast. SUNDAY: We’ll see...

Arrest made in New Hope auto burglaries

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus teen is facing at least a dozen auto burglary charges after some early morning thefts. Tydariuz Wright, 19, is charged with 12 counts of auto burglary. Lowndes Sheriff Eddie Hawkins says more charges are expected against Wright. The Columbus man was out...

Temperatures Gradually Increasing, Rain Chances Remain in the Forecast

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Rain and t-storm chances linger, high pressure on the way of return. SATURDAY: We’ll continue to see a mix of sun and clouds with humid conditions as southerly winds persist. High temperatures reaching the upper 80s and low 90s in some areas. Scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms are likely. Overnight lows will fall in the low to mid 70s.

Independence Day Forecast, What to Expect Next Week

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Temperatures gradually warming through the 90s next week. High-pressure returns keeping us fairly dry with afternoon rain and storm chances lingering. July 4th looking to be nice with a mix of sun and clouds and high temps near 93!. SUNDAY: Staying hot and humid with...