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Choctaw, MS
Light Rain
70°
Humidity: 90%
Wind: S 8mph
Barometer: 29.89in
Dewpoint: 67°F
Visibility: 10.00 Miles
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Overnight
Freezing Rain
Low 30
90%
Thursday
Wintry Mix
High 32
90%
Thursday Night
Decreasing Clouds
Low 19
  • Winter Weather Advisory
    Updated: Wed Mar-04-15 09:42pm CST
    Effective: Wed Mar-04-15 09:42pm CST
    Expires: Thu Mar-05-15 03:00pm CST
    Severity: Minor
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Likely
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Adams; Claiborne; Copiah; Franklin; Hinds; Jefferson; Kemper; Leake; Madison; Neshoba; Noxubee; Rankin; Scott; Winston
    Instructions: A winter weather advisory means that periods of sleet and freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.
    Message Summary: ...winter weather advisory remains in effect from 3 am to 3 pm cst thursday...
    A winter weather advisory remains in effect from 3 am to 3 pm cst thursday.
    * timing: the worst conditions are expected to materialize around daybreak and continue until early afternoon.
    * accumulation: a tenth to one quarter inch of ice...mainly on elevated surfaces. Additional light sleet accumulation is possible as well.
    * impacts: hazardous travel conditions will develop mainly on bridges and overpasses. Much of the area will have temperatures near or just below freezing when the precipitation falls...but areas that see temperatures fall below 30 will have worse travel issues. A few power outages will be possible.
    * other impacts: windy conditions combined with the falling temperatures will result in wind chill readings in the upper teens.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Central Mississippi Update

Here’s the latest information on timing, impacts and winter storm warning/advisory information. Precipitation will begin as rain before changing over to some sleet and freezing rain through the night into early Thursday. The freezing rain should hit our area starting a little before 3 am. When the front passes, the temperature could drop 20 degrees in an hour.

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Myrtle Street Closed Off for Construction

Myrtle Street downtown next to the Baptist Church is closed off for construction this afternoon. Construction is being done on the old Coca-Cola building that will be used to house some of Marty Stewart’s Country Music memorabilia.  Construction workers continue to make progress on the building.

MSU

Carthage native, Victoria Vivians Finalist for CSpire Gillom Trophy

Mississippi State freshman Victoria Vivians has been named a finalist for the CSpire Gillom Trophy, which is presented to the state’s top women’s college basketball player. Vivians is the first freshman to ever been named a finalist for the award, which will be presented March 9 at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson. The Carthage, Miss., native was tabbed a finalist through a vote of statewide media who cover college basketball. A media vote will account for 90 percent of the final tally, while a fan vote conducted by CSpire will comprise the final 10 percent. …Read More

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Leake County Chamber of Commerce “Coffee with your Legislators”

Citizens of Leake County are invited to have “Coffee with your Legislators” at 9 am Monday, March 9 at the Chamber Center on the Court Square. The Governmental Affairs Infrastructure Committee of the Leake County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the legislative coffee with the Leake County legislative delegation. Refreshments will be provided by the Leake County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. Senator Giles Ward, Representative Bennett Malone, Representative Jason White, and Representative Ferr Smith have been invited to give reports on the bills that have been filed in the Legislature that could affect Leake Countians and answer questions that the …Read More

Benefit for Lyn Scott

Benefit honoring Lyn Scott in Carthage on March 28th. This benefit will help fund some of the ongoing medical expenses that she is facing. This event will begin at 12:00 noon and go until the last person leaves. During the event there will be a cake walk, entertainment and food galore including pulled pork plates. There will also be an auction that will begin at 5:30. The benefit for Lyn Scott will be held at Johnny Mack and Sandra Fishers Cook Shack, Hwy 487 East in Carthage. Go to Twin Cities and take a left and go about a mile …Read More

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Sebastopol Lady Bobcats look to beat Ingomar Falcons

The Sebastopol Bobcats girls basketball team takes the court against Ingomar today at 2 pm in the 2015 MHSAA Basketball Championship – Girls 1A . The Sebastopol Bobcats girls basketball team won Friday’s home playoff game against Nanih Waiya by a score of 63-42. The Bobcats now set their sights on the New Albany, Ingomar Falcons. The Ingomar Falcons won Saturday’s game against Wheeler by a score of 87-27. The Falcons have an explosive offense scoring 18-20 points a quarter. Key Bobcat players to watch – #12 Alexis Burks, averaging 11 points per game and #31 Abby Winstead, 12 points …Read More

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Choctaw Central Lady Warriors set to take on Boonville Blue Devils

The Choctaw Central High School Lady Warriors Basketball takes on The Booneville Blue Devils today at 6:00 pm at the Coliseum in Jackson in the 2015 MHSAA Girls Basketball Championship Tournament – 3A. The Lady Warriors are 25-5 on the season and look to advance in the tournament. The Lady Warriors defeated Hazelhurst, 72-43 to make there way to the next round against the Blue Devils. The Booneville Blue Devils won Friday’sgame against Independence by a score of 60-53 to advance to the Warriors. There will be 2 Fan Buses leaving  at 4:00 pm from the front parking lot of …Read More

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Heartland Express 18-wheeler off the Road

Authorities responded to an accident at the four way stop intersection at St Francis and Valley View. An 18-wheeler undershot the turn at the stop sign. The truck was off the road for over 2 hours. The trailer of the truck’s front wheels were off the ground while the back wheels slid into the ditch. The 18-wheeler was a truck for the transportation company Heartland Express.

golf

ECCC Golfer Joiner Makes All-Tourney Team

East Central Community College freshman golfer Andrew Joiner of Spanish Fort (Ala.) High School was named to the All-Tournament Team following MACJC Conference play February 28 and March 1. Saturday’s competition was held at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond and Sunday’s event was hosted by Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Wesson. Joiner carded rounds of 73 and 75 for a 148 total. Grant Motter of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was tournament medalist with score of 143 (72-71). Mississippi Gulf Coast captured tournament honors with a score of 595 (299-296), followed by Co-Lin, 603 (309, 294); Meridian, 619 (306, …Read More

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Walnut Grove Police Department holds SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class

Walnut Grove Neighborhood Watch in conjunction with the Walnut Grove Police Department will host National Weather Service’s SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class Thursday, March 19th 6:30 PM Walnut Grove Library To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN™ with partner organizations. SKYWARN™ is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.​There is no charge for this free class. Please call Town Hall 601-253-2321 to register for this FREE Class. Event is …Read More