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Choctaw, MS
Humidity: 74%
Wind: W 3mph
Barometer: 30.26in
Dewpoint: 42°F
Visibility: 10.00 Miles
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  • Special Weather Statement
    Updated: Sun Oct-23-16 06:46am CDT
    Effective: Sun Oct-23-16 06:46am CDT
    Expires: Mon Oct-24-16 06:00am CDT
    Severity: Minor
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Observed
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Adams; Attala; Bolivar; Carroll; Choctaw; Claiborne; Clarke; Clay; Copiah; Covington; Forrest; Franklin; Grenada; Hinds; Holmes; Humphreys; Issaquena; Jasper; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Jones; Kemper; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Leake; Leflore; Lincoln; Lowndes; Madison; Marion; Montgomery; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Oktibbeha; Rankin; Scott; Sharkey; Simpson; Smith; Sunflower; Warren; Washington; Webster; Winston; Yazoo
    Message Summary: ...increased threat for dangerous fire conditions continues today and monday...
    The prolonged period of dryness the area is observing has led to parched vegetation and an increased fire weather threat. According to area forestry commissions and the united states forest service...
    These conditions have made outdoor burning increasingly hazardous. The combination of dry vegetation...increased winds...and daytime relative humidity values in the 20 to 30 percent range...will result in an increased threat for dangerous fire weather conditions today and monday. The lowest afternoon relative humidity values today and monday will be across portions of central...east central...and southeast mississippi...where values could fall into the upper teens. Fire danger will be elevated over the next couple of days...and burning is generally not advised. Conditions are such that a spark from equipment...the heat from a catalytic converter...or any direct heat source could start a grass or brush fire. Do not throw lit cigarettes on the ground. Please extinguish and dispose of them properly. When barbecuing...take the utmost care. Do not dump ashes unless you are certain they are completely out. Live coals can burn for as long as two days after being used. Please continue to heed all local burn bans. Remember...wildfires place area forestry departments...and other fire control agencies in life threatening situations and can endanger communities. Please use caution and help prevent forest and grass fires.

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Neshoba Central Lady Rockets and Choctaw Central Lady Warriors claim State Championship Titles

It was a great day at Freedom Ridge Park for two local teams. The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets and the Choctaw Central Lady Warriors both have proven to be the best team on the diamond. The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets have brought home their fifth straight 5A-6A MHSAA State Championship. The Lady Rockets dominated the diamond this weekend at Freedom Ridge Park. In Game 1, Neshoba Central drew first blood with a win over George County 12-1. Game 2 was hard fought and a back …Read More


One dead after three vehicle crash on Hwy 19 in Neshoba County

One person is dead following a three vehicle accident in Neshoba County late Saturday afternoon. The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office, Philadelphia Fire & Rescue, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Neshoba EMS, Lifecare EMS(Newton/Winston), and Arlington Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene on Hwy 19 North near the Pearl River flats around 4 pm. Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell stated, “Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department was called in by the Mississippi Highway Patrol to assist in traffic control and help with medical evac with multiple Lifecare helicopters …Read More


East Central Plans Halloween-themed Events for Oct. 31

The 2016-17 editions of the East Central Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be on display at the annual “Haunted House of Hoops” scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31. Activities begin at 7 p.m. in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus. Prior to the Haunted House of Hoops, the ECCC Art Club will sponsor a Haunted House in the Vickers Fine Arts Center. The fundraiser for the Art Club will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. The …Read More


National group calls into question baptism done by Newton football coach

A local high school is facing questions after word got out of a baptism of a football player by the team’s coach over the summer. The Newton High Tigers are having a pretty good season on the gridiron, but it’s what happened this summer that has a secular foundation asking questions. The coach says he did nothing wrong. The letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation says what Coach Ryan Smith did was illegal. It demands an investigation into what exactly happened and whether or …Read More


Kemper County bans clowns until after Halloween

Kemper County has taken steps to address the clown epidemic sweeping the United States by banning them for the next two weeks. Supervisors earlier this week voted to make it illegal for clowns to appear in public until the day after Halloween. Officials are citing the national epidemic of clowns trying to scare people as their reason. Clowns will be subject to a $150 fine if they are caught and arrested.


Rebels Fall To Patriots 38 – 10

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Choctaw Law Day provides free legal services

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Kicks 96’s Jeff Stewart “Kisses the Pig” at Leake Academy

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Winston County Sheriff’s Department Searching for Stolen 4-Wheeler

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