Mississippi education agency is $14M short on teacher raises

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A miscalculation by the Mississippi Department of Education has left a gap of $12 million to $14 million in funding for this year's promised teacher pay raise. News outlets report Gov. Phil Bryant says the agency will have to reallocate whatever funding possible to pay for the raises, since he won't be calling a special session to fix the issue. He says the Legislature can reimburse the agency through a deficit... Read More.

EC Warriors Drop Doubleheader to Itawamba Indians

The East Central Community College Warriors Baseball team were on home today hosting the Itawamba Community College Indians in MACJC South Division baseball. It was a long afternoon for the Warriors as the first game ended early in the top of the 7th inning as the Indians won that game by the final score of 12-4. The Indians got all their runs in the top of the 5th and 6th innings, scoring 5 in the 5th and 7 in... Read More.
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Charges not filed in Philadelphia stabbing death- VIDEO

No one is in jail tonight for the stabbing death of a 26 year old Philadelphia man. Police were dispatched to a stabbing on Gum Street late Tuesday night. The victim, Aaron McCarty, was later pronounced dead at Neshoba General Hospital. Police Chief Grant Myers says a suspect and juvenile witness were interviewed and ultimately released. He confirms that the suspect and victim were in a relationship. "They were boyfriend and girlfriend and lived in the same... Read More.

Bond denied for Little Rock shooting suspect- VIDEO

That's how Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight describes Friday night's shooting that killed a 17 year old and injured his 13 year old brother. "Friday night, at approximately 7:45, the dispatch received a call at 7310 Little Rock-Decatur road. Several minutes after that, 3 minutes after, they heard shots fired,” says Sheriff Knight. Johnnel Jones is charged with one count of murder and one count attempted murder. Sheriff Knight says he... Read More.
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Winter Weather Coming to Neshoba- VIDEO

Winter weather is expected to plow through Mississippi, Neshoba County included. “Right now the National Weather Service is saying up to two inches,” says Emergency Management Director Darrell Wilson. Wilson says the county is preparing for whatever the weather might bring. “Right now we’re monitoring the weather with the National Weather Service. We had a briefing this morning and we’ve got another briefing at 9:00 tonight that we will monitor here at the EOC with the schools... Read More.

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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Armed robbery suspects still on the run in Philadelphia

Philadelphia police responded to an armed robbery Tuesday night at dollar tree on Lewis Avenue. With the suspects escaped, local retailers want to remind shoppers safety is a top priority. “it’s disconcerting, especially at this time of the year for something like that to happen, but i do want to encourage our customers that we want you to have a safe experience... Read More.

Funeral arrangements made for Philadelphia Police Officer

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - The death of 23-year-old Philadelphia police officer, Leann Simpson, has devastated this close-knit community. Philadelphia Police Chief Grant Myers says the loss has been hard on the entire community. Police and firemen and the EMS were all on the scene and at the end of the day, we're all one family. So it's tough not only on my department but other... Read More.