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Final field set for 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The final field is set for the 2022 Sanderson Farms Championship taking place this week, September 26-October 2, at The Country Club of Jackson. The last four players in after Monday’s Sanderson Farms Championship qualifier are Quade Cummins, Cole Hammer, Ben Silverman, and Alejandro Tosti. The Sanderson Farms Championship will feature seven […]
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Hernando police chase lawsuit dismissed by judge

UPDATE, Sept. 27, 2022: A judge dismissed the plaintiff’s federal claims against Hernando Police with prejudice, and the state claims were dismissed without prejudice. The case is now closed. UPDATE: The FBI has opened an investigation into this case, the Hernando Police Chief said Thursday. Chief Scott Worsham said someone filed a complaint with the […]
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MDE releases pandemic-era school, district grades for 2021-22

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi schools and districts will earn new grades for the first time since 2019 when the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) approves accountability grades Thursday, September 29, for the 2021-22 school year. According to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), the grades reflect how student achievement has improved after declining during […]
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Mississippi Insight for Sept. 25, 2022: Sivak and Gipson

Community economics are in the spotlight as Hope Credit Union's Ed Sivak explains a $1 billion lending program designed to eliminate racial and gender gaps in Southern economies such as Mississippi's. And Ag. Commissioner Andy Gipson details security for the 2022 Mississippi State Fair.
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Group rallies for people hit hard by Jackson water crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A national nonprofit marched alongside residents of Jackson through the downtown area Monday afternoon, calling for the state’s help with ending Jackson’s water crisis permanently. Dozen of protestors took to the streets of downtown Jackson, marching nearly a mile from Mount Helm Baptist Church to Capitol Street for a rally right […]
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Only one charter school approved to open next year

Just one of the ten applicants hoping to open a new charter school in Mississippi received approval Monday. The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board voted to approve Instant Impact Global Prep unanimously at their Sep. 26 board meeting. Four other schools were denied charters at the meeting, two with split votes and two unanimously.  Instant […]
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Man arrested for shooting outside Yazoo City post office

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (WJTV) – Yazoo City police arrested a man who has been on the run for several months. Fernando Weekly was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and parole violation after officers found him at a home on Mollett Road in Benton. Yazoo City Police Chief Kenny Hampton said Weekly had been on […]
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Special election set for Brandon’s Ward 6 Alderman

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – The City of Brandon will hold a special election for Ward 6 Alderman. The election will be on Tuesday, October 11. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Brandon City Hall. Leaders said the City Clerk’s office will be open for absentee voting from September 26 to […]
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The Addams Family Fortune scratch-off game arrives in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Just in time for the Halloween season, the Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) announced The Addams Family Fortune scratch-off game will be available in retailers beginning Tuesday, October 4. The top prize for the $5 game is $100,000, and all the old favorites are there – Gomez and Morticia, Uncle Fester and […]
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