Highway 19 expansion- years in the making- VIDEO

Changes are coming to highway 19 between Philadelphia and Meridian. Thanks to a 25 million dollar build grant, drivers will eventually have the luxury of traveling on four lanes, instead of just 2. City and state leaders continue to share their reactions to finally starting a project- years in the making. Representative C. Scott bounds says he has poured years of work into highway 19.“This highway... Read More.
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Veterans Memorial Cemetery prepares for Wreaths Across America- VIDEO

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton will participate in celebrating National Wreaths Across America Day."Every gravesite here will receive a Christmas wreath that has been donated by the public, family member or different organizations throughout the state," says cemetery director Henry Gruno.Gruno says National Wreaths Across America Day is the greatest event it does all year."Family members are able to get involved. It's more of a laid back ceremony compared to Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The children are... Read More.
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Two Neshoba County bridges closed in a week

​Bad news for some drivers that use County Roads 628 and 705 in Neshoba County.The Office of State Aid Road Construction recommended local officials close two bridges on those roads because the structures did not comply with national bridge inspection standards."That's what led to this recommendation for closing. An inspector came in- looked at it and said you know it's already too far gone for anymore load posting, so basically they're recommending closure until... Read More.
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Families First For Mississippi hoping to reach as many as possible

Families First for Mississippi opened its doors in the Fair City less than a year ago, but Regional Coordinator Cassie Henson says the nonprofit center has already helped countless families.“Families first is designed to service anyone from the womb to the tomb,” says Henson.The center offers multiple family benefitting programs, including a high school diploma completion program. Other programs focus on... Read More.

Loved ones honor 19 year old killed in crash outside Philadelphia

​Loved ones are remembering Hunter Garrett. The 19-year-old student died in a car wreck just outside of Philadelphia Saturday morning.The Northeast High School graduate was enrolled at Meridian Community College. Garrett's former assistant principal, Emily Lee, knew him in and out of school. Garrett was one of her son's closest friends. Lee says Garrett was a delight to have around.“He was just the best. He always had a smile on his face. He always... Read More.