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  • 3 on the Road: 1927 Flood 90th Anniversary

    3 on the Road: 1927 Flood 90th Anniversary

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-20 01:29:35 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    With the Mississippi River in flood stage again right now, let's go back 90 years, to a time when an area the size of Delaware was under water in the Mississippi Delta. Back in 1927.

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    With the Mississippi River in flood stage again right now, let's go back 90 years, to a time when an area the size of Delaware was under water in the Mississippi Delta. Back in 1927.

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  • 3 on the Road: Greg Harkins Pig Roast

    3 on the Road: Greg Harkins Pig Roast

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:47:46 GMT

    Greg Harkins may be best known for the thousands of hand-crafted chairs he has made over the years but he's not a bad cook, either.

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    Greg Harkins may be best known for the thousands of hand-crafted chairs he has made over the years but he's not a bad cook, either.

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  • 3 On The Road: Pike County celebrities

    3 On The Road: Pike County celebrities

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-05-11 15:03:12 GMT

    Small towns scattered through Pike County have produced big talent. Many of them went worldwide to the beat of their own drum. "Founder of Rock 'n' Roll" Bo Diddley was born near Magnolia, south of McComb. 

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    Small towns scattered through Pike County have produced big talent. Many of them went worldwide to the beat of their own drum. "Founder of Rock 'n' Roll" Bo Diddley was born near Magnolia, south of McComb. 

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  • 3 on the Road: McComb Rail Museum

    3 on the Road: McComb Rail Museum

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:47:54 GMT

    If it wasn't for the railroad, there would probably BE no McComb. And even if it were, it certainly wouldn’t be CALLED McComb.

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    If it wasn't for the railroad, there would probably BE no McComb. And even if it were, it certainly wouldn’t be CALLED McComb.

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  • 3 on the Road: Pike County - Mattie Rials

    3 on the Road: Pike County - Mattie Rials

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-05-10 00:20:06 GMT

    There are some people who are so strongly connected to their communities that everybody knows them. In McComb, people tell us that person is Mattie Rials. “Miss Mattie IS McComb, she’s so wonderful!.”

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    There are some people who are so strongly connected to their communities that everybody knows them. In McComb, people tell us that person is Mattie Rials. “Miss Mattie IS McComb, she’s so wonderful!.”

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  • 3 on the Road: Pike County Economy

    3 on the Road: Pike County Economy

    Monday, May 8 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-05-09 02:19:17 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The sound of progress could be heard in the City of McComb, in Pike County.  A new multi-million-dollar business is going up called Fitlife SportsPlex.

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    The sound of progress could be heard in the City of McComb, in Pike County.  A new multi-million-dollar business is going up called Fitlife SportsPlex.

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  • 3 on the Road: Pike County

    3 on the Road: Pike County

    Monday, May 8 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-08 23:03:02 GMT

    ‘Three on the Road’ is in Pike County this week, an Interesting place with lots of things fairly common with the development of other counties in the state, but a few that set Pike County apart.

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    ‘Three on the Road’ is in Pike County this week, an Interesting place with lots of things fairly common with the development of other counties in the state, but a few that set Pike County apart.

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  • 3 on the Road: Okolona College

    3 on the Road: Okolona College

    Friday, May 5 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:24:49 GMT

    There is not much left of it. One boarded up building and another that seems to be pretty much gutted. And there is a brick gazebo right in the middle of what was once the campus of Okolona College.

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    There is not much left of it. One boarded up building and another that seems to be pretty much gutted. And there is a brick gazebo right in the middle of what was once the campus of Okolona College.

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  • 3 on the Road: Northeast Mississippi Pottery

    3 on the Road: Northeast Mississippi Pottery

    Thursday, May 4 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-05 02:23:59 GMT

    Arlon and Ouida Cox recently had a rare public showing of their extensive collection of pottery in a restored historic home in Fulton out east of Tupelo, in the home called The Cedars, also known as the Gates-Gaither house. 

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    Arlon and Ouida Cox recently had a rare public showing of their extensive collection of pottery in a restored historic home in Fulton out east of Tupelo, in the home called The Cedars, also known as the Gates-Gaither house. 

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  • 3 on the Road: Terry Heritage Day

    3 on the Road: Terry Heritage Day

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-04-29 02:29:57 GMT

    There are banners attached to just about every power poll in Terry proclaiming this to be the town’s 150th anniversary.

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    There are banners attached to just about every power poll in Terry proclaiming this to be the town’s 150th anniversary.

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  • 3 on the Road: Livingston Farmer's Market

    3 on the Road: Livingston Farmer's Market

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:50:54 GMT

    The first time I ever paid any attention to this little hillside in Madison County there was nothing there but some cedar trees. Historian Charles Bowers was with me and told me that Madison County’s first courthouse sat in the middle of those cedars, which surrounded it and outlined it. Well, today, those cedars are ringed with lights and underneath them, every Thursday for the next three months will be an open-air farmers market. And there’s a lot more for sale her...

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    The first time I ever paid any attention to this little hillside in Madison County there was nothing there but some cedar trees. Historian Charles Bowers was with me and told me that Madison County’s first courthouse sat in the middle of those cedars, which surrounded it and outlined it. 

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  • 3 on the Road: D'lo Library

    3 on the Road: D'lo Library

    Thursday, April 20 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-04-21 03:06:19 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    D’lo Mayor John Henry Berry is awfully proud of the new library in a room in City Hall on old highway 49 in D’lo. One unusual aspect of the library is, its creation and opening will be one episode of the reality TV show Small Town, Big Mayor on UPtv airing this August. 

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    D’lo Mayor John Henry Berry is awfully proud of the new library in a room in City Hall on old highway 49 in D’lo. One unusual aspect of the library is, its creation and opening will be one episode of the reality TV show Small Town, Big Mayor on UPtv airing this August. 

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  • 3 on the Road: Tupelo Automobile Museum

    3 on the Road: Tupelo Automobile Museum

    Friday, April 14 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-04-15 00:54:55 GMT

    These “Three On The Road” stories would be very limited if it weren’t for the automobile. I don’t walk very fast, so we wouldn’t see very much. But with a car, we can go places like the Automobile Museum in Tupelo.

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    These “Three On The Road” stories would be very limited if it weren’t for the automobile. I don’t walk very fast, so we wouldn’t see very much. But with a car, we can go places like the Automobile Museum in Tupelo.

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  • 3 on the Road: The Oaks WWI

    3 on the Road: The Oaks WWI

    Thursday, April 13 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-04-13 21:59:52 GMT

    This is a year for anniversaries. Not only is this the 200th anniversary of Mississippi becoming a state, it is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the First World War.

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    This is a year for anniversaries. Not only is this the 200th anniversary of Mississippi becoming a state, it is the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the First World War.

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  • 3 on the Road: Greenwood Cemetery Fence

    3 on the Road: Greenwood Cemetery Fence

    Friday, April 7 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-04-07 21:19:07 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    I suppose this would be the oldest surviving place from Jackson’s earliest days, way older than the Governor’s Manson and City Hall. This is Jackson’s original burial ground, Greenwood Cemetery on the northwest corner of downtown.

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    I suppose this would be the oldest surviving place from Jackson’s earliest days, way older than the Governor’s Manson and City Hall. This is Jackson’s original burial ground, Greenwood Cemetery on the northwest corner of downtown.

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  • 3 on the Road: Free Coffee Friday at Briarwood Presbyterian Church

    3 on the Road: Free Coffee Friday at Briarwood Presbyterian Church

    Friday, April 7 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-04-07 13:07:25 GMT

    Tomorrow is Friday. And it isn’t just ANY Friday. It’s the FIRST Friday of the Month. And people who take Briarwood Drive to work are discovering that First Friday’s are special. 

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    Tomorrow is Friday. And it isn’t just ANY Friday. It’s the FIRST Friday of the Month. And people who take Briarwood Drive to work are discovering that First Friday’s are special. 

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  • 3 on the Road: Hummingbirds

    3 on the Road: Hummingbirds

    Friday, March 31 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-03-31 22:02:02 GMT

    The hummingbird migration has started. Bryan Chapman is our hummingbird expert, and Bryan says they are migrating back into the state right now.

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    The hummingbird migration has started. Bryan Chapman is our hummingbird expert, and Bryan says they are migrating back into the state right now.

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  • 3 on the Road: Luther Steverson's Wooden Chains

    3 on the Road: Luther Steverson's Wooden Chains

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-03-30 23:00:35 GMT

    Luther Steverson is a woodworker. He makes birdhouses and things like that. But at the suggestion of his wife, he sort of started specializing on one particular item that, to me, is unusual for a woodworker.

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    Luther Steverson is a woodworker. He makes birdhouses and things like that. But at the suggestion of his wife, he sort of started specializing on one particular item that, to me, is unusual for a woodworker.

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  • 3 on the Road: Jackie Thompson

    3 on the Road: Jackie Thompson

    Thursday, March 16 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-03-17 00:21:15 GMT

    Today's story is about an old friend; not only an old friend but a guy who likes the old music. And that is what he has been known for, for quite a long time, playing the old music; 50’s music in particular.

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    Today's story is about an old friend; not only an old friend but a guy who likes the old music. And that is what he has been known for, for quite a long time, playing the old music; 50’s music in particular.

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  • 3 on the Road: Early Spring

    3 on the Road: Early Spring

    Saturday, March 4 2017 1:34 AM EST2017-03-04 06:34:55 GMT

    The temperatures have been cycling up and down for several weeks, now; mostly up. So much so that when we have a chilly morning like Friday, the spillway at the Rez steams like the lake is full of hot water. 

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    The temperatures have been cycling up and down for several weeks, now; mostly up. So much so that when we have a chilly morning like Friday, the spillway at the Rez steams like the lake is full of hot water. 

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  • 3 on the Road: Mikah Meyer's world record quest

    3 on the Road: Mikah Meyer's world record quest

    Thursday, March 2 2017 9:06 PM EST2017-03-03 02:06:51 GMT

    Mikah Meyer has set out on a quest to visit all of the National Parks and National Monuments. And when he finishes, he will hold the world's record for the youngest person ever to have done so.

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    Mikah Meyer has set out on a quest to visit all of the National Parks and National Monuments. And when he finishes, he will hold the world's record for the youngest person ever to have done so.

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  • 3 on the Road: Simpson County-Hopewell Church

    3 on the Road: Simpson County-Hopewell Church

    Friday, February 24 2017 7:01 PM EST2017-02-25 00:01:18 GMT

    Way down in the southern part of Simpson County, where it and Jefferson Davis and Covington Counties meet, is Hopewell Church. Maybe just over into Jefferson Davis County if I am reading my maps right.

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    Way down in the southern part of Simpson County, where it and Jefferson Davis and Covington Counties meet, is Hopewell Church. Maybe just over into Jefferson Davis County if I am reading my maps right.

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  • 3 on the Road: Simpson County - How D'Lo got its name

    3 on the Road: Simpson County - How D'Lo got its name

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-02-23 03:34:06 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    D’Lo is an unusual name for a town. I asked a few people how it got it, and they were all reluctant to talk about it.

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    D’Lo is an unusual name for a town. I asked a few people how it got it, and they were all reluctant to talk about it.

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  • 3 on the Road: Simpson County-D'Lo Veterans

    3 on the Road: Simpson County-D'Lo Veterans

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:55 PM EST2017-02-23 01:55:37 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The sign going into D’Lo says “Maybe not the biggest but the best.” Well, there is one record D’Lo holds and has for more than 75 years. The MOST. 

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    The sign going into D’Lo says “Maybe not the biggest but the best.” Well, there is one record D’Lo holds and has for more than 75 years. The MOST. 

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  • 3 on the Road: Simpson County-D'Lo Water Park

    3 on the Road: Simpson County-D'Lo Water Park

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-02-22 23:45:09 GMT

    Our home for the afternoon is the D’Lo Water Park. It is a picturesque spot on the Strong River. The Park is open year round and MOST everything here is free. 

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    Our home for the afternoon is the D’Lo Water Park. It is a picturesque spot on the Strong River. The Park is open year round and MOST everything here is free. 

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  • 3 On The Road: Longtime mayor reflects on Magee's rapid growth

    3 On The Road: Longtime mayor reflects on Magee's rapid growth

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:19 AM EST2017-02-22 05:19:57 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    The Magee that most people know is the busy strip of U.S. Highway 49, chock full of everything travelers need as they pass through on their way to or from the Gulf Coast.

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    The Magee that most people know is the busy strip of U.S. Highway 49, chock full of everything travelers need as they pass through on their way to or from the Gulf Coast.

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  • 3 on the Road: Simpson County- Magee off the Highway

    3 on the Road: Simpson County- Magee off the Highway

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 10:27 PM EST2017-02-22 03:27:01 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Hundreds and thousands, or perhaps hundreds OF thousands of people have been to Magee. But actually, they have been THROUGH Magee on highway 49 and never ventured off the main road. So while we’re here, we thought we’d venture a block or two in and show you what you’ve missed.

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    Hundreds and thousands, or perhaps hundreds OF thousands of people have been to Magee. But actually, they have been THROUGH Magee on highway 49 and never ventured off the main road. So while we’re here, we thought we’d venture a block or two in and show you what you’ve missed.

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  • 3 On The Road: Simpson County-Laid back life in the country

    3 On The Road: Simpson County-Laid back life in the country

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 11:36 AM EST2017-02-21 16:36:37 GMT

    Between them, Simpson County administrator Rhuel Dickinson and board of supervisors president Curtis Skiffer have about 22 years of service to the county. They like it here, and not just because of their strong family ties to the area.

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    Between them, Simpson County administrator Rhuel Dickinson and board of supervisors president Curtis Skiffer have about 22 years of service to the county. They like it here, and not just because of their strong family ties to the area.

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  • 3 on the Road: Simpson County

    3 on the Road: Simpson County

    Monday, February 20 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-02-21 00:59:38 GMT

    Simpson County gets visited a lot, being on the direct route between Jackson and the Coast. But most of us hit the county at one end and, with the exception of the red lights in Magee, zip right through without stopping.

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    Simpson County gets visited a lot, being on the direct route between Jackson and the Coast. But most of us hit the county at one end and, with the exception of the red lights in Magee, zip right through without stopping.

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  • 3 On the Road: Rodney Church

    3 On the Road: Rodney Church

    Friday, February 10 2017 8:09 PM EST2017-02-11 01:09:26 GMT

    A hundred and fifty years ago, the Mississippi River port town of Rodney had two banks, nearly two-dozen stores and a population of about five hundred. That was before the Mississippi River changed course and left Rodney high and dry.

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    A hundred and fifty years ago, the Mississippi River port town of Rodney had two banks, nearly two-dozen stores and a population of about five hundred. That was before the Mississippi River changed course and left Rodney high and dry.

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  • 3 on the Road: Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    3 on the Road: Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

    Friday, February 3 2017 6:17 PM EST2017-02-03 23:17:06 GMT

    Mississippi is so well represented in almost any endeavor, including sports, and this being Super Bowl Weekend, I thought it might be interesting to drop by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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    Mississippi is so well represented in almost any endeavor, including sports, and this being Super Bowl Weekend, I thought it might be interesting to drop by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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  • Walt's Look Around: Old Vicksburg Building

    Walt's Look Around: Old Vicksburg Building

    Friday, January 27 2017 9:24 PM EST2017-01-28 02:24:04 GMT

    Another piece of history is being brought back to life in Vicksburg. It’s an old building north of downtown out on Martin Luther King Drive. And being that far out back in ‘the day’ put it in the perfect place to be the FIRST witness to an important piece of American history.

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    Another piece of history is being brought back to life in Vicksburg. It’s an old building north of downtown out on Martin Luther King Drive. And being that far out back in ‘the day’ put it in the perfect place to be the FIRST witness to an important piece of American history.

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  • Walt's Look Around: Karl Kaiser

    Walt's Look Around: Karl Kaiser

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 8:17 PM EST2017-01-26 01:17:35 GMT

    Karl Kaiser has a successful business in Mississippi with clients all over the nation. But in order to get to that point, Karl had to discover a few things about himself first.

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    Karl Kaiser has a successful business in Mississippi with clients all over the nation. But in order to get to that point, Karl had to discover a few things about himself first.

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  • Walt's Look Around: The Oaks

    Walt's Look Around: The Oaks

    Friday, January 20 2017 8:14 PM EST2017-01-21 01:14:44 GMT

    We’re going just down the street to one of, if not the oldest house in Jackson. And they’re proud to say in recent years they’ve gone to great effort to take steps backward.  

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    We’re going just down the street to one of, if not the oldest house in Jackson. And they’re proud to say in recent years they’ve gone to great effort to take steps backward.  

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  • Walt's Look Around: MS Weather

    Walt's Look Around: MS Weather

    Saturday, January 14 2017 6:48 PM EST2017-01-14 23:48:39 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Around Mississippi, looking at the news feed on Facebook it seems the big thrill the past couple of nights is taking pictures of the first full moon of the year. The Wolf Moon they call it.

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    Around Mississippi, looking at the news feed on Facebook it seems the big thrill the past couple of nights is taking pictures of the first full moon of the year. The Wolf Moon they call it.

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  • Walt's Look Around: Super Moon

    Walt's Look Around: Super Moon

    Friday, December 2 2016 3:55 AM EST2016-12-02 08:55:30 GMT

    We, and a few dozen other folks picked the Barnett Reservoir Overlook just north of Ridgeland for our vantage point from which to watch the super moon rise. It has just what you need, an unobstructed view of the eastern horizon. 

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    We, and a few dozen other folks picked the Barnett Reservoir Overlook just north of Ridgeland for our vantage point from which to watch the super moon rise. It has just what you need, an unobstructed view of the eastern horizon. 

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  • Walt's Look Around: The REZ 50th anniversary

    Walt's Look Around: The REZ 50th anniversary

    Friday, June 12 2015 7:03 PM EDT2015-06-12 23:03:38 GMT
    Friday, December 2 2016 3:55 AM EST2016-12-02 08:55:29 GMT
    Barnett Reservoir, Source: WLBTBarnett Reservoir, Source: WLBT
    John Sigman, the Reservoir manager tells us, “This year, actually in January, was the 50th anniversary of when the lake was first filled to pool elevation. January 15th of '65.”More >>
    John Sigman, the Reservoir manager tells us, “This year, actually in January, was the 50th anniversary of when the lake was first filled to pool elevation. January 15th of '65.”More >>
  • Walt's Look Around: White Pelicans at Ross Barnet Reservoir

    Walt's Look Around: White Pelicans at Ross Barnet Reservoir

    Friday, November 14 2014 4:44 PM EST2014-11-14 21:44:23 GMT
    Friday, December 2 2016 3:55 AM EST2016-12-02 08:55:29 GMT
    We are checking out some visitors to Mississippi. And this group will spend all winter with us. They are as sure a sign of fall as turning leaves and cold snaps. They are the white pelicans coming back to the Barnett Reservoir near Jackson.More >>
    We are checking out some visitors to Mississippi. And this group will spend all winter with us. They are as sure a sign of fall as turning leaves and cold snaps. They are the white pelicans coming back to the Barnett Reservoir near Jackson.
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  • Walt's Look Around: Oldfields

    Walt's Look Around: Oldfields

    Friday, December 2 2016 3:34 AM EST2016-12-02 08:34:00 GMT

    Today, we are visiting a special house on the Coast. It is special is several ways. For one, it’s an antebellum home. There aren’t that many antebellum houses in that part of the state, especially after the hurricanes along the water. And also, the house is special because of who once lived there.

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    Today, we are visiting a special house on the Coast. It is special is several ways. For one, it’s an antebellum home. There aren’t that many antebellum houses in that part of the state, especially after the hurricanes along the water. And also, the house is special because of who once lived there.

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