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Oktibbeha County deputies continue search for escaped inmate

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www.wcbi.com – Kealy Shields – 2023-12-04 19:14:50

SUMMARY: The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is searching for 47-year-old William Strohm after he escaped from the jail by climbing onto the roof and then over the fence. Strohm, who was a trustee at the jail, was last seen Sunday night and is still on the . His escape surprised some members of the community, while others are not very concerned. The sheriff advised community members to lock their cars as a precaution. Strohm was last seen wearing light-colored pants, a white t-shirt, and a dark-colored coat with an orange interior. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department or Golden Triangle Stoppers.

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Scattered rain and cooler temps for the weekend! – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Belle Oliver – 2024-07-19 05:15:30

SUMMARY: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in Columbus, Mississippi, starting this and continuing into next . High temperatures will be in the mid-80s, cooler than typical for mid-July. A stationary front and a low-pressure system will bring chances of precipitation, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures dropping to the low 70s at night. The pattern of scattered showers and storms will persist through the weekend and into next week, with temperatures remaining below average, peaking in the upper 80s. An umbrella is recommended for sporadic thunderstorms.

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Carrollton reasserts need to open emergency room

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www.wcbi.com – Grace Brister – 2024-07-18 18:58:13

SUMMARY: In Carrollton, Alabama, two people have died outside Hall in the past 13 months due to a lack of nearby medical treatment. Mickey Walker is advocating for reopening the local emergency room at Pickens County Medical Center, which remains closed. While Carrollton is 37 miles from one hospital, it's only 32 miles from another, disqualifying it from specific Medicare/ . Walker argues that a waiver to overlook the 3-mile disparity could save lives and is urging federal action. Efforts are ongoing with lawmakers to secure the necessary to reopen the E.R. quickly.

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Vardaman community pitches in after large fire hits downtown

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www.wcbi.com – Anthony Jenkins – 2024-07-18 18:55:18

SUMMARY: A significant fire in Vardaman, Mississippi, devastated three buildings. The fire, which started early in the morning, required the combined effort of 11 departments to contain. Without the aid of a ladder truck, more buildings could have been lost. The fire caused a notable gap in the downtown landscape and impacted a significant portion of the town's businesses. Vardaman's community rallied by providing food and to the firefighters. The town now shifts its focus to helping affected businesses recover, a GoFundMe initiative for one of the destroyed grocery stores.

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