Study Shows Heart Attacks Drop After Smoking Ban

A Mississippi State study shows a 27 percent decrease in heart attacks among Starkville residents since the city passed a smoking ban in 2006.

Car Slams Into Local Business Overnight, Driver Arrested

Mobility Medical on South Gloster Street now has a gaping hole where the door once was, much like the gaping hole in the head of the driver, who fled the scene

Local Wireless Provider Readies for Artic Blast This Weekend

Local wireless company Cellular South is taking precautionary steps to bolster its network and mobilize employees to protect against potential damage from winter weather conditions in the Southeast that could produce ice, snow, sleet and freezing rain this weekend.

Hooters Grand Opening Features Toys For Tots Drive

Hooters of Hattiesburg, MS will open its doors to the public at 11 AM on December 10th, followed by a ribbon cutting celebration on Monday, December 13th.

Naked Man Caught in Church Says He Was Capturing Spirits

A man that was spotted butt-naked in a Picayune church cemetery on Monday says he was trying to photograph ghosts.

Local Business Owner Gets Prison for Pot Bust

A local trucking company owner is on his way to the joint after being sentenced as a result of drug charges earlier this year.

Storms Leave Swath of Damage in Monroe County

Monday’s storms left a path of destruction across Monroe County, and the Monroe Emergency Management Agency has officially assessed the damage.

An estimated 50 homes were damaged in the communities of Becker and Darracott. In all, 11 people were injured by the storm which produced an EF-2 tornado in Becker, and one person is still recovering from their injuries in a local hospital. The damage incurred elsewhere was caused primarily by strong straight line winds.

Sex Offender’s Appeal Fails, Gets 15 Years

A perverted old man had his appeal of convictions of having sex with minors denied today.

Johnny McCullough, 65 of Blue Springs, was unable to avoid a conviction of 15 years in prison to think about his two counts of gratification of lust. Five other counts were dropped.

Mysterious Airplane Symbols on Highways

The airplane symbols that people see on highways across Mississippi are there for a reason that not many people are aware of.

The marks are there to clock your speed, countering popular belief that the roads adorned with the logos are emergency landing areas. Police aircraft hover above and use radar guns to clock your average speed between two of the symbols, which are usually a mile apart.

Tupelo Mayor Among Others Meeting to Curb Obesity

Today and tomorrow, the Foundation for the Mid South and the National League of Cities (NLC) will host mayors from 19 cities and towns in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana at the King Edward Hotel to focus on reducing childhood obesity in their communities.

The Municipal Leadership for Healthy Southern Cities project, which is sponsored by the NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families, helps municipal leaders use their leadership positions to more effectively influence policy to improve community health. Specifically, efforts in the 19 communities will focus on increasing residents’ access to recreational opportunities and fresh, nutritious foods. The project is supported by Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.