Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. A severe thunderstorm is expected to affect parts of central Chickasaw and west central Monroe Counties until 4:45 PM CDT. The storm, which was detected by Doppler radar at 4:19 PM CDT, is moving southeast at a speed of 35 mph and may bring winds of over 40 mph. The gusty winds could cause tree limbs to fall, as well as unsecured objects to be blown around. Houston, Prairie, Pyland, Trebloc, Houlka, New Houlka, Sparta, Thorn, Parkersburg, Thelma, Tabbville, McCondy, Anchor, and Buena Vista are among the locations that may be affected by the storm. The maximum hail size expected is 0.00 in, while the maximum wind gust is 40 mph.
Monroe County jury finds man guilty of child sex crimes
MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – An Amory man was found guilty of child sex crimes by a Monroe County jury. Cayce Jones was convicted of sexual battery and fondling of a child under the age of 14. Due to the nature of the offenses, Jones was ineligible for parole...
Federal grand jury in Oxford indicts man on child pornography possession
MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Monroe County investigators provided an update on a child pornography case. Joseph Waible was charged with possession of child pornography earlier this year. He has now been indicted by a federal grand jury in Oxford for accessing and transporting child pornography. Waible was not...
SMCCF awards yearly grants to nine organizations
ABERDEEN – Nine entities ranging from law enforcement to education benefited from this year’s round of South Monroe County Community Fund grants. During a June 1 ceremony at the Aberdeen Main Street Depot, SMCCF Chairperson Kathy Seymour recapped the history of the CREATE Foundation affiliate.
Special Weather Statement issued for Monroe by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. A strong thunderstorm, moving south at 15 mph, is expected to impact central Monroe County until 5:30 PM CDT. The storm, located 8 miles southeast of Smithville or 9 miles east of Amory, may bring winds exceeding 40 mph and pea-sized hail. Gusty winds have the potential to knock down tree limbs and unsecured objects, causing minor damage to outdoor items. Areas likely to be affected include Amory, Aberdeen, Hatley, Gattman, Binford, Sipsey Fork, New Hamilton, Becker, Quincy, Splunge, Wise Gap, Athens, East Aberdeen, Muldon, Greenwood Springs, Parham, and Bigbee. The maximum size of the hail is 0.25 inches, and the maximum wind gust is 40 mph. The information is based on radar indications.
The top 10 places people in Chickasaw County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Chickasaw County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Monroe County has a long history of devastating tornadoes
AMORY - Since 1883, Monroe County has been impacted by 53 tornadoes. Of that total, nine were rated as EF-O, 19 as EF-1, 13 as EF-2, 10 as EF-3, one as an EF-4 and two as EF-5.
"If I could do it again, I'd get out" - Part 3 - Out of the Darkness
In the wake of March's deadly EF3 that moved through Monroe county, Elizabeth Herndon and her family have to move on. But how? The focus is on ensuring that no family goes through this sort of pain ever again. Part 3: 'We went from a family of five to now...
Part 3: 'We went from a family of five to now three'
WREN, Miss. (WTVA) — Elizabeth Herndon should not be alive. She spent several weeks in the hospital after the March 24 tornado struck her home in Monroe County. Two of her children — Brantley Herndon and Aubrey Herndon — were also injured but survived. Her husband Ethan...
"I was ready to meet my maker" - Out of the Darkness - Part 2
A Monroe County woman tells her story of survival from strong tornado obliterated her manufactured home. Part 2: Mother said she was 'ready to meet her maker' as a deadly tornado struck. Elizabeth Herndon said she was prepared to die when an EF-3 tornado swept her up in the air...
‘It was so evil’: Mississippi mother recalls tornado that killed her husband and daughter
WREN, Miss. (WTVA) — Elizabeth Herndon went through something most people will fortunately not have to experience. An EF-3 tornado struck her family’s home in Monroe County on the night of March 24. The storm killed her husband Ethan Herndon and their 2-year-old daughter Riley Herndon. She and...
Colin Stough performed on 'Live with Kelly and Mark'
NEW YORK (WTVA) — Monroe County native and “American Idol” finalist Colin Stough performed on Tuesday’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Mark.”. Open this link to watch his performance. Scroll down on the webpage to find the video. Stough, a native of Gattman in...
Covered bridge project provides solace for current and future generations
While covered bridges are peppered across the southeast, they’ve been non-existent in modern-day Monroe County. That is until last fall, thanks to a major goal of Tony Dill.
Northeast Mississippi 2023 high school graduation recap
A look back at our recaps of graduation ceremonies for schools in Lee, Monroe and Prentiss counties. Tupelo High School celebrates Class of 2023 graduates. Saltillo High School honors Class of 2023 graduates. By BLAKE ALSUP Daily Journal. TCPS celebrates Class of 2023 graduates. By BLAKE ALSUP Daily Journal. Mooreville...
Monroe airport reopens after reported bomb threat, authorities say
The holiday weekend means there's lots of fun happening across the Coast. Flora Dedeaux has more. Looks like a nice day ahead! And this nice weather should continue through the holiday weekend. Click and watch the forecast video for details. Pleasantly cool start Friday. Updated: 10 hours ago. |. Eric's...
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