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African-American woman breaks barriers, makes history in Oktibbeha Co.

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www.wcbi.com – Shawanda Jones – 2023-11-16 15:04:55

SUMMARY: JoHelen Walker has become the first African American Tax Assessor and Collector in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, after serving as Deputy Clerk for 24 years combined in Lowndes County and Starkville. Walker, familiar with community issues, advocates for new ideas and active problem-solving. She's known for going the extra mile in explaining processes to and even assisting them where possible beyond her office's scope. Walker encourages aspiring young to be persistent and understand their purpose rather than giving up when with challenges. Her journey reflects her belief in being the change one wants to see.

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Another round of rain Friday night into Saturday – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Isaac Williams – 2023-12-01 04:11:55

SUMMARY: A stalling front in Columbus, Mississippi brings the possibility of rain on Friday night into Saturday, with gradual drying and cooling expected into next . Showers are expected in the morning on Friday, with dry and increasingly mild and humid conditions in the midday and afternoon. Another wave of low pressure is expected to bring more moisture and rain into Friday night, with rain persisting into Saturday. Sunday may see slow clearing of clouds with no expected rain. Colder is expected for mid-week, with no rain expected for most of next week.

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Former Jackson police officer appears in court on federal charges

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www.wjtv.com – Cameron Smith – 2023-11-30 22:11:07

SUMMARY: Former officer Torrence Mayfield has been indicted for selling a firearm to a convicted felon and for selling ammunition to a prohibited person. He also faces a charge for making a false statement to a firearm dealer. Mayfield appeared in federal court and is being represented by Attorney Joe Hollomon. His trial date has been set for January 2, 2024, before U.S. District Judge Kristi Johnson.

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ARF moving to new location in Hinds County

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www.wjtv.com – Melanie Christopher – 2023-11-30 20:32:39

SUMMARY: The Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi is planning to move and build a new facility on a 55-acre tract of in . The facility will house dogs and cats with small buildings, individual play yards, and larger team building play groups. There will also be large tunnels, hills, and splash pads for the dogs. The cat area will feature small rooms leading to screened-in porches with landscaping to attract birds and butterflies. The organization hopes to have the new facility finished within the next two years, and a capital campaign to fund the new facility will begin soon.

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