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Family drives hours to see girl’s first day of kindergarten

A photo of little Kinsley Wright’s loved ones peering through a window to see her start her first day of kindergarten shows their dedication, but it fails to reveal the distances they’ll go out of passion for family.

Belhaven offers free online master’s program for full-time students

  Moo-ving friendship: Calf & cattle dog form inseparable bond

  Hundreds turn out for peaceful protest in Vicksburg

Man stops to help mom, daughter with flat tire near Baton Rouge, makes two new friends

Sesame Street donate kits to Jackson to help with distance learning

  Mission Mississippi: ‘Gracism’ can help bridge racial divides

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  Terry woman celebrates 108th birthday with a parade

  Oprah gives $12M to ‘home’ cities, including Kosciusko, during pandemic

  Jackson bond rating looking up despite coronavirus outbreak, mayor says

  Rapper overcomes odds to earn master’s from JSU; was declared dead 3 times

  Ridgeland church hands out food for those in need

Parade shows support for coast veterans

  People revive their night lives as some area restaurants open back up

“I’ve been so mad that I could not come and eat at a restaurant or anything for so long that I’m just ready to be out here."

  Jackson teacher loses everything in house fire; 4th graders step up to help

Two unlikely sources of help came out of nowhere for an Obama Magnet School second grade teacher.

Mississippi pastor advances to top 9 on ‘The Voice’

After stunning judges weeks ago in the first audition rounds, Todd has been on a roll.

  Miss. National Guard honors healthcare heroes to kick off Nurses Week

On the first day of National Nurses Week, National Guard members stepped forward to honor healthcare heroes at UMMC for their selfless service.

  Hospital workers celebrate as COVID-19 patient discharged

  St. Joseph baseball seniors have special ‘senior night’

  Church members surprise Jackson pastor with parade

Chicken giveaway at church a big hit

Rankin Co. mom honors senior with “patio prom” amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jackson names Friday ‘First Responder Appreciation Day’

  Ole Miss student advances to semifinals of Jeopardy! College Championship

Ole Miss sophomore Londyn Lorenz made her way to Jeopardy!

  Clinton community celebrates Holy Week with ‘Stations of the Cross’ trail

Visitors can walk or drive through the 'Stations of the Cross' during Holy Week.

  Why one La. restaurant owner lets couple dine in during coronavirus shutdown

There's always a line outside MePa's Diner in Central, especially since the governor ordered all restaurants to serve take-out only.

Curbside library pickup launches in Jackson

Jackson Hinds Library System is launching curbside book pickup.

  Jackson gas station owner charges $1 per gallon, offers free sandwiches and water

A Jackson gas station owner is giving back to his community during the global pandemic.

  Brandon golf club hands out meals to first responders

Law enforcement and families came from around the area to grab lunch to go Saturday.

  100th birthday celebration goes on despite coronavirus restrictions

She was born while the Spanish Flu was still wreaking havoc across the world. Now, 100 years later, her birthday celebration was interrupted by COVID-19.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

Clinton mother delivers home-cooked meals to elderly during coronavirus pandemic

A Clinton mother is stepping up to make sure the elderly community gets all the nutrition they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Non-profit helps local students ease the price of prom by giving away dresses for free

The non-profit, Couture Cares, held its “Her Prom Closet” event Saturday in Jackson and gave free prom dresses and accessories to students.

Brookhaven truck driver is $20k richer after winning lottery ticket

A Brookhaven truck driver won $20,000 from a Mississippi Lottery scratch off ticket.

Miss. House passes resolution in honor of Deputy Brad Sullivan

The Mississippi House of Representatives have passed a resolution in honor of Deputy Brad Sullivan.

  WATCH: JSU basketball sensation ‘Snacks’ shines on TODAY Show

Jackson State viral sensation Thomas “Snacks” Lee made an appearance on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna on Thursday morning.

Make-A-Wish grants trip to Disney World for Meridian boy

A Make-A-Wish celebration party was held Wednesday for a local child who will be going to Disney World over spring break.

  Student’s good deed goes viral after donating bonus points to person with lowest grade

Compassion, love and kindness are just three things a Kentucky high school student showed his classmate.

Boy saves up spare change, adopts puppy

Some spare change helped bring a young boy together with a puppy.

Commissioner Brent Bailey & Atmos Energy present check to Jackson Public Schools

Atmos Energy and Public Service Commissioner Brent Bailey made a $5,350 check presentation to Jackson Public Schools.

Mississippi pastor stuns judges on ‘The Voice’

Todd Tilghman, 41, is from Meridian, Mississippi. Todd says with some pressuring from his wife, he decided to audition for The Voice and try something new in life.

  Faith-based volunteers lend helping hand to flood victims while sharing words of inspiration

Area flood victims are getting a helping hand from strangers as they clean up their homes after the Pearl River flooding.

MDOT worker helps deliver baby on I-20: ‘They weren’t going to make it to the hospital’

One MDOT employee had quite the eventful Monday morning!

WATCH: 84-year-old Ole Miss fan wins new car with insane golf putt

One Ole Miss fan attended a basketball game this weekend and left with a new car.

  St. Jude Dream Home fundraiser helps kids like Jordyn, a gymnast

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helps children battle terrifying diseases for no cost to their family.

School employees, parents raise money to buy vehicle for Germantown custodian

Robert Reed is the much-loved custodian at Farmington Elementary in Germantown. He loves his job so much, he’s willing to walk miles, literally, to get to work. His colleagues decided it was time to give Robert a lift.

Kroger donates $15,000 to JSU in order to help fight food insecurity on campus

Acting JSU President Thomas Hudson said the partnership with Kroger is just the beginning.

Two Super Bowl LIV champs from Mississippi honored by the state senate

Two local Super Bowl LIV champions were honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Senate.

  Cups in Flowood offering free coffee to first responders working the flood

The offer lasts Sunday, the 16th, and Monday, the 17th.

Ridgeland funeral home donating services to family killed in Clinton house fire

A Ridgeland funeral home is donating funeral services and handling arrangements for the Clinton family members tragically killed in a house fire.

24 dogs rescued from Mississippi puppy mill get new foster homes

Last week more than 170 dogs were rescued from a backyard breeder in Tate County, Mississippi. Now 24 of those dogs are recovering with their new foster families thanks to Operation Breathe.

More than 250 guests attend special needs prom sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

In Ascension Parish Friday night (Feb. 7), a lot of people got to take part in an unforgettable prom night.

WATCH: Madison officers sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ to girl during high school visit

Madison police officers made a trip to Germantown High School to spend time with the kids there.

Miss. House of Reps honors Alcorn State football team

The Mississippi House of Representatives honored the Alcorn State football team during a session.

  Dog battling cancer stars in Super Bowl ad

A dog named Scout being treated for cancer at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine will be the star of a very special Super Bowl ad.

Volunteers needed for Kid’s Towne Park rebuild in Clinton

The Clinton Parks and Recreation Department is inviting residents to participate in the installation of the new Playground at Kid’s Towne Park on January 25-27 from 8:00 a.m. until 4 p.m.

  Reformed gang members working to make a better life for others

Two reformed Gangster Disciples say love can be the key to keeping kids out of a life of crime.

'I am glad God put us in the position to help’: Men save Douglas baby found on highway

"If I would not have stopped and seen on the news that the baby had been killed, I would have been devastated. I am glad God put us in the position to help," Fussell said.

  Hinds County emergency crews deliver heart medicine to man blocked by flood

The man was doing well, but his home was surrounded by waters from the Pearl River.

  Jackson churches clean illegal tire dumping site on MLK Day of Service

Churches clean illegal tire dumping ground for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service

  WLBT’s Maggie Wade honored at MLK banquet

Thursday night, Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes hosted a birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Jackson State University.

’Your prayers are being heard’: Warren Strain out of coma, wife says

Madison Alderman and former WLBT reporter Warren Strain is out of his 3-week coma, says his wife Sandra Strain.

Paralyzed S.C. man completes Charleston Marathon, breaks Guinness World Record

He beat the previous world record by almost three hours

School lunch lady saves janitor’s life with kidney donation

​"I worked with him all this time," Jeanine Barker said. "I had no clue." ​

Military mom surprises daughter at Selma elementary school

Kaleigh didn’t expect her mom, who's been in the Middle East for the last six months, home until next month. That changed Thursday with a big surprise!

WWE star Roman Reigns makes Mississippi boy’s wish come true

A Mississippi boy fighting illness received his wish when he met WWE Superstar Roman Reigns last week.

96-year-old veteran makes strides across coast

You’re never too old to learn, or in 96-year-old Ernie Andrus’s case, to travel thousands of miles on foot.

President Trump sends ‘best wishes’ to Deputy Brad Sullivan as he continues to recover

The love and support is still pouring in for Deputy Brad Sullivan.

A man’s phone has been returned after he dropped it in the Reservoir 3 years ago

Three years ago, Steven Duty dropped his phone into the Reservoir while bass fishing. It was finally found last Sunday.

’There’s still good people out here:’ man’s wallet returned with $2,500 after he loses it in Walmart lot

Man calls it a Christmas miracle when his lost wallet with $2,500 is returned.

Pine Belt teen with heart condition reads Christmas cards

Christmas cards are all one Pine Belt teenager asked for this Christmas.

  Hinds County Constables surprise disabled vet with early Christmas gift

A disabled veteran from Jackson was given an unexpected holiday surprise.

South Mississippi girl walks the ‘blue carpet’ at Star Wars premiere

The stars aligned last week for Addisyn Richards, who was invited to Hollywood to attend the world premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

  Mississippi Strong: MBI agent wounded in fatal shooting grows ministry in fallen agent’s honor

Almost four years after a fatal standoff in Tishomingo County, the memory of a fallen agent and the grace of God are powering a ministry started by an MBI agent.

  WATCH: Michael Thomas hands out toys at Ochsner Hospital for Children

Michael Thomas broke the NFL single-season receiving record Sunday and today he was amazing fans at the Ochsner children’s hospital.

  Shaggy’s donates $5K to help feed hungry children

A local restaurant is working to keep hungry children fed during the holidays.

Mississippi student gifts entire school with new Bibles for Christmas

Through donations and after raising nearly $2,000, Tripp had enough Bibles for his entire school.

High school dropout graduates top of his class from Challenge Academy

Saturday was Graduation Day for Camp Shelby cadets, who went through a 22-week program where they got their high school equivalency diplomas.

Hattiesburg woman wins car

Christmas will be a little brighter for one lucky woman thanks to a Pine Belt car dealership.

  18 months after being shot in the head, Brookhaven boy gets prosthetic skull

A boy who was shot in the head a year and a half ago underwent surgery Wednesday to put in a prosthetic skull.

  U.S. Marshals ‘tickled to death’ about Blair E. Batson toy drive

U.S. Marshals spent a day at Batson getting to know the kids. Their inaugural toy drive ends Friday.