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Members of Starkville Rotary meet, honor fallen 9/11 victims

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www.wcbi.com – Kealy Shields – 2023-09-12 10:53:17

SUMMARY: Members of Starkville Rotary met and honored fallen 9/11 victims, with guest speaker Lieutenant General Harold Cross discussing ethical leadership in a dangerous world. Cross emphasized the importance of coming together as a country and returning to the foundations of the United States to make the country better. The next meeting will focus on the upcoming improvements at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

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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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Motor vehicle accident leads to DUI arrest in Tupelo

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www.wcbi.com – Kealy Shields – 2024-06-19 10:38:16

SUMMARY: A DUI arrest occurred in , Mississippi, a motor vehicle earlier this month. responded to an incident on South Gloster Street near North Mississippi Medical Center, where they found 56-year-old Rena R. Mays exhibiting severe signs of impairment. Mays had crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle, causing significant . She was taken to the medical center for evaluation and later for her fourth DUI offense. Municipal Court Judge Weir ordered her to be held without bond, and the charges will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.

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2024 Juneteenth events in Jackson

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www.wjtv.com – Kaitlin Howell – 2024-06-19 09:59:02

SUMMARY: The Juneteenth , celebrated for over 150 years, marks the emancipation of enslaved people in Galveston, , in 1865, the and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Now a federal holiday since 2021, Juneteenth is widely recognized, featuring numerous and public celebrations. In , Mississippi, several events are planned to honor Juneteenth: admission to the Two Mississippi Museums, special tours at the Medgar Evers Home National Monument, an evening Juneteenth Jubilee, a concert celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a night of performances by various artists. The free admission and educational events highlight Black empowerment and historical reflection.

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