A tornado watch has been issued. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson the watch includes areas of Central and Eastern Mississippi including our area. Thunderstorms, wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour, and golf size hail included with this pattern. Timing is now until 4pm.
Severe weather is likely today and this evening in the central Mississippi area including our region. Severe thunderstorms are likely Tuesday into Tuesday evening, and they will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, hail to the size of golf balls, and possible tornadoes. Timing for our area is between 1pm-4pm.
A fire danger alert continues today in our region. The National Weather Service in Jackson says with the combination of very low humidity, dry conditions and strong northerly winds, extra caution is advised with open burning. Dispose of cigarettes properly. not on ground. Don't let trailer chains drag on the roadways. Increased potential for hazardous conditions expands this afternoon.
The Louisville Police Department said an "arrest warrant has been executed in the 300 block of Mobile Street. 37yo Lonnie Hardy was arrested on drug charges stemming from a shooting investigation involving the suspect on February 23, 2021. After an investigation was conducted, a susbstantial amount of narcotics was discovered to have been in Hardy’s possession." Hardy is charged with: -Felony Trafficking of MDMA (schedule I... Read More.
A Philadelphia Police Officer on a transport to Winston County notified Neshoba County Deputies of a reckless driver travelling Highway 15 earlier today. Deputies intercepted the vehicle and executed a traffic stop on Highway 15N and the intersection of County Road 561 (North Pecan Avenue) in Neshoba County. The white Chevrolet Malibu was driven by Bryan Mitchell Cook of 2323 County Road 660, Quitman, MS. The traffic stop netted more than 8g of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Bryan Mitchell Cook... Read More.
Benjamin Cody Preston is wanted. According to the Louisville Police Department "Preston was previously charged with felony credit card fraud and did not attend court proceedings. He is wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court." Please contact the Louisville Police Department @ (662)773-3511 if you have any information about where Mr. Preston might be located.
A Job Fair will take place today in Louisville. Winston Plywood and Veneer is hiring. Employment opportunities include Machine Operators, Forklift Drivers and Maintenance Technicians. Interviews will be on site today between 10am-2pm at the Louisville Community Safe House. The company announced that wages will be competitive with excellent benefit packages. Lunch and prizes will be offered every hour.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award more than $627.7 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). $24.3 million will go to support 26 Mississippi airports. Included are two airports in our region. The Louisville/Winston County Airport will receive $288,828 to install weather reporting equipment and the Carthage/Leake Airport will receive $482,883 to rehabilitate the apron, runway, and taxiway.