Mississippi State


$1 million lottery ticket sold in Hazlehurst, Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Christmas came early for two Mississippi Lottery players. Two people hit it big playing separate games in Tuesday’s drawings, and one of the players was just $1 away from a $3 million payday. The big winner won $1 million by matching all five white balls...
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$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Hazlehurst

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Two Mississippi Lottery players hit it big while playing separate games in Tuesday’s drawings. One of the players won $1 million by matching all five white balls with the Mega Millions drawing. The ticket was purchased from Phillips 66 Food Plaza in Hazlehurst. The numbers drawn were 15-16-19-28-47 with a Mega […]
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Mississippi audit shows misspent stimulus money

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — According to State Auditor Shad White, millions of questioned costs were found in a newly released Single Audit of federal funds in Mississippi. The audit includes federal funds spent by state agencies from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. During this time, White said many state agencies were drawing down […]

Mississippi ABC warehouse receives four operation proposals

GLUCKSTADT, Miss. (WJTV) – The Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) warehouse in Mississippi received proposals from three out-of-state businesses and one in-state business in hopes to operate the facility. The Northside Sun reported the out-of-state companies vying for the position are Republic National Distributing Co., Ruan Transport Corp., and Southern Glazer’s of Miami. Mitchell Beverage Meridian is […]

Veteran Journalist Leads Exploration of University and State of Mississippi

Honors College class focuses on issues and progress 60 years after Meredith enrollment. University of Mississippi students are being challenged to delve deeper into complex issues about the university and state, thanks to a special honors class designed to explore important topics 60 years after James Meredith‘s enrollment as UM’s first black student.

First Alert Forecast: Our warming trend continues through Thursday, with an unsettled weather pattern returning into the weekend. Strong storms are possible for us Tuesday and Wednesday of next week!

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Good morning!. Wednesday, our warming trend continues with Highs into the upper 70s and lower 80s. Record temps could be broken throughout the region between today and Thursday as Highs reach near the 80s and in the 80s. Lows on Wednesday night fall to the low 60s. Some fog is present near southern portions of Mississippi, and we are experiencing cloudy skies to start this Wednesday morning.

Power grid protection key factor

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The attack on North Carolina’s power grid is raising security questions here in MIssissippi. Mississippi Power said protecting the power structures and preventing access to key structures is a priority. Want more WDAM 7 news in your inbox? Click here to subscribe to our...

First Alert for occasional showers north of I-20 Wednesday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Good morning and happy Wednesday! We remain in an unsettled weather pattern with a stalled front to our north. Along the front, we are watching showers and a few thunderstorms spread from west to east all the way from Texas to the Mid-Atlantic. First Alert AccuTrack Satellite and Radar is showing us mostly cloudy with the bulk of the rain in northern Mississippi, far north Alabama, and Tennessee. A few showers will be possible this morning and into the afternoon and evening hours for areas along and north of I-20. The greatest chance to see rain today includes Marion, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Jefferson, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee counties. Areas farther south could see a few showers, but it’ll end up mostly dry this afternoon. Temperatures this morning are nearly 20-25 degrees above average with most of us in the 60s. We should be in the upper 30s for December 7th! It is going to be a warm and slightly muggy day with highs climbing into the mid 70s. We will likely end up 2-4 degrees shy of tying our record high temperatures today for Anniston, Birmingham, and Tuscaloosa. If you plan on being outside this evening, we will likely remain mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain mainly north of I-20. Temperatures are forecast to cool into the upper to mid 60s by 7-8 PM.

Eubanks announces re-election bid for state House

State Representative Dan Eubanks (R-Walls) Tuesday officially announced a run for re-election as a state legislator. The District 25 lawmaker was first elected in 2015 by a large margin over Democrat Harold D. Harris and was re-elected without Democratic opposition in 2019. Eubanks made his campaign for re-election official with...

Gray Media Training Center honors inaugural class at ceremony

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi students are celebrating a major milestone in their college careers Wednesday, as they graduate from the Gray Media Training Center’s fall program. Ten interns were honored at a ceremony at Char Restaurant for completing the 14-week program that included training in broadcast and digital...

Mississippi budget blueprint has slight spending increases

JACKSON, Miss. — Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year. And, Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is renewing his push to eliminate the state income tax. Mississippi's 2023 budget year ends June 30, and the the 2024 budget year...

Health Systems Leverage Flexibility of Shields Performance Platform to Elevate Specialty Pharmacy

The business question for health systems has moved beyond “Should we build a specialty pharmacy?” to “How can we take our program to the next level?” The specialty pharmacy service line has become standard—not just among the largest regional health systems, but among many smaller health systems as well1—and hospitals and health systems represent the fastest-growing category of ownership.2 Exceptional performance in specialty pharmacy is both clinically and financially necessary.

Mississippi Farmers Urged to Complete 2022 Ag Census

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi farmers and forest landowners have the opportunity to provide data that helps shape future farm policy when they complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture. The deadline to be counted in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s census is Feb. 6, 2023. Although it is too late...