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Rankin County supervisors contest Entergy rate plan

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors filed a Notice of Appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court to challenge a decision by the Mississippi Public Service Commission to grant Entergy a revised rate plan. The supervisors said they are concerned about the potential rate increase could affect citizens in […]
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Things To Know for Tuesday, August 9

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – If you missed a few of the most important headlines and need to play catch up, no worries. WLBT has gathered some of the top stories from our website to get you up to speed. Officials gathered to cut the ribbon in Richland on Monday...
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Gov. Reeves, officials cut ribbon in celebration of Highway 49 expansion

RANKIN CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Officials gathered to cut the ribbon in Richland on Monday and celebrate the recently expanded U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County. Central Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons was joined by Governor Tate Reeves to celebrate the completion of this massive 7.5-mile infrastructure improvement project that began in 2017.
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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for U.S. 49 set for Monday

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - State and local leaders will be part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony on U.S. 49 Monday. The Rankin County project first kicked off in 2017. It ends up being finished two years behind schedule. MDOT officials said that the plan was to do the work without...
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Brandon High hosts back-to-school bash for students

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – With school starting on Friday, August 5 in the Rankin County School District, students and parents are excited about the start of a new year. Brandon mayor Butch Lee said this event was an opportunity to bring out the community and show students the amount of support they have. Students said […]
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Mississippi company offers alcohol delivery service

MADISON, Miss. (WJTV) – A Mississippi company has taken alcohol delivery into its own hands. The founder of Moonshine Mississippi received a license to deliver alcohol in the state in October 2021. In April 2021, Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 1135, which allows home delivery of liquor, beer, wine or light spirits from local package […]
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Crews to repair gas line on Pearl River near Highway 43

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Pipeline crews will work to repair a gas line pipe on the Pearl River north of Highway 43. The repairs will take place between August 15 and August 25. The area of work will be on the river near the Rocks Campground in Madison County and Lake Harbor Road in […]
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Brandon High School football player dies during practice

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – Authorities are investigating the death of a Brandon High School football player. Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said the 17-year-old boy, who has been identified as Phillip Laster Jr., was at practice when he died on Monday, August 1. The teen’s cause of death has not been released at this time. […]
BRANDON, MS
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Ridgeland teen charged with manslaughter after ‘road rage’ incident

RANKIN CO., Miss. (WLBT) - Eighteen-year-old Cortland Miekel Phlegm was charged Tuesday with manslaughter after allegedly shooting and killing 40-year-old William Nicholas Cardin during a road rage incident on Highway 25 last week. According to Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Paul Holley, Phlegm was denied bond the day after the...
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