Lee County Coroner: 50-year-old man killed in Verona shooting

VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) – A shooting in Verona killed a 50-year-old man. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green confirmed the coroner’s office is investigating the shooting that happened Monday afternoon. This home is located at 1 Johnson Avenue in Verona. The shooting happened near the corner of Johnson Avenue and Eighth Street. Previous Article: Lee County coroner …

2nd annual Augmented and Virtual Reality Festival at NEMCC

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Virtual reality (VR) and its close cousin augmented reality (AR) are rapidly emerging technologies, and they’re more prevalent than you might realize. Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) hosted its 2nd annual Augmented and Virtual Reality Festival on Tuesday morning. This allowed educators to “explore, play and learn” about emerging technologies and …

Monroe County Electric moves forward with broadband internet

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) – The Monroe County Electric Power Association is moving forward in the process of providing broadband internet to its customers. According to the power company, its Board of Directors met on Tuesday morning to review results from a broadband provision survey. Source: Monroe County Electric Power Association The survey was recently sent …

Suspect in custody following weekend shooting near Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A weekend shooting suspect is in custody in Oktibbeha County. On Tuesday afternoon, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the arrest of Demarcus Hayden, 28, of Columbus. Demarcus Hayden was booked into the Lowndes County jail. | Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Lowndes County officials confirmed Hayden surrendered himself at the …

Police: Starkville man arrested for making threats

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A Starkville man is accused of making threats against the public and law enforcement officers. According to the Starkville Police Department, officers arrested Darron Grayer, 28, on Saturday. Darron Grayer | Source: Starkville Police Department Police say Grayer allegedly made threatening social media posts and a video. Grayer is charged with …

Watson: Mississippi should change multipart election system

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s incoming secretary of state says he will work to change a Jim Crow-era election system that requires multiple steps for statewide races. “I’m definitely supportive of moving away from the current system,” Republican Michael Watson told the Clarion Ledger on Tuesday. Mississippi’s 1890 constitution requires a statewide candidate to win …

Man tried twice for murder has bond set in separate killing

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has set a bond for a man facing a murder charge in the stabbing death of a Taiwanese woman. Quinton Tellis is the same man who was tried twice for murder but never convicted in the Mississippi burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. The Monroe News Star reported …

Alabama 5th in CFP committee rankings after loss to LSU

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee’s second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 on Tuesday night after the Tigers won at Alabama on Saturday. The Buckeyes were bumped …