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Hurricane Lee whips up waves along northern Caribbean as it churns through open waters

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www.wjtv.com – Katlyn Brieskorn – 2023-09-12 05:03:03

SUMMARY: Hurricane Lee, a Category 3 storm, is churning through open waters north of the Caribbean region, causing waves of over 15 feet. Although it is not expected to make landfall this , of New England and nearby should closely monitor the storm as it is predicted to turn northward. Lee is likely to pass of Bermuda and move towards the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the end of the week. Another storm, Hurricane Margot, has formed in the Atlantic but is expected to remain over open waters. Meteorologists are also tracking two areas of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic that are likely to become a tropical depression.

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Winona Ward 3 Alderman runoff currently stands at tie

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www.wcbi.com – Joey Barnes – 2024-06-19 11:27:57

SUMMARY: In Winona, Mississippi, the special election runoff for Ward 3 Alderman ended in a tie, with candidates Bays and Archie Flowers each receiving 56 votes. The outcome might change pending the count of five absentee ballots. The election results will not be certified until the Wednesday to allow time for all mail-in absentee ballots to be received. For continuous updates, follow WCBI on Facebook and Twitter.

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What are the changes to Mississippi’s Sales Tax Holiday?

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www.wjtv.com – Malaysia McCoy – 2024-06-19 11:26:16

SUMMARY: Mississippi's Sales Tax has been extended from two to three days, now set for the second of July. In 2024, it will occur from July 12-14. Senate Bill 2470 removes sales tax on school supplies, clothing, and footwear items costing less than $100 each. This extension accommodates schools operating on modified calendars, allowing early shopping for school supplies. Items ordered by mail, phone, or internet within the holiday period are also tax-, provided they meet the $100 limit. Shipping charges are excluded from the item's price in determining tax exemption eligibility. Returned items exchanged after the holiday will incur standard taxes.

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Raymond mayor discusses Hinds County solar farm

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www.wjtv.com – Cameron Smith – 2024-06-19 10:55:29

SUMMARY: The Board of Supervisors approved the controversial Soul Solar farm near Raymond and Bolton. Apex Clean Energy will own it, installing panels along several roads. Raymond Isla Tullos requested a one-year delay to study the and drawbacks and set guidelines for solar farms. Despite her concerns about the impact on local aesthetics, Apex claims the farm will generate significant tax revenue and is environmentally beneficial. Mississippi Public Service Commissioners emphasized a rigorous approval to ensure safety, reliability, and efficiency. They encouraged ongoing engagement with developers and stakeholders throughout the .

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