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  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.

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

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

Miss. House passes resolution in honor of Deputy Brad Sullivan

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

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

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

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Boy saves up spare change, adopts puppy

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

Mississippi pastor stuns judges on ‘The Voice’

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

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

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

  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

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

24 dogs rescued from Mississippi puppy mill get new foster homes

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

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

Miss. House of Reps honors Alcorn State football team

  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.

  School custodian who relied on JATRAN to get to work given new car for Christmas

In the spirit of the holidays, a parent surprised a JPS worker with a memorable gift!

  Support local charities on this Giving Tuesday

The global generosity movement was created in 2012 as a day that encourages people to do good.

  Pearl couple talks ‘good neighbors’ on Kelly Clarkson Show after proposal

A Pearl couple is back on the Kelly Clarkson Show to share their story about their neighbors.

  MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Local family turns heartbreak into happiness in memory of loved one lost to cancer

A local family has turned heartbreak into a happiness for dozens of children battling cancer.

Local organizations team up to provide free meals to Jackson youth during holiday break

Jackson Meals Matter is partnering with Chefs for the Culture and the Love JXN campaign to offer 500 free meals to Jackson youth.

  Flowood woman’s mobile shower truck for homeless now a reality

You first met Teresa Renkenberger back in March, featured as someone who is Mississippi Strong.

  Vicksburg woman chosen to help decorate the White House for Christmas

One Vicksburg woman’s passion for decorating will be put on display at the White House.

  Online appointments take hours off drivers license process

It's possible to get your drivers license in exponentially less time now, DPS officials said.

Ten kids placed in their forever homes on Adoption Day in Jackson County

Home sweet home! Nearly a dozen kids in Jackson County now have forever families.

  ‘I realized it was just all God. He led me there’: Madison teen finds missing elderly man

An hours-long search effort for a missing Madison man dealing with dementia came to an end after a Madison Central High School student found him.

  Volunteers build playground for Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi

A new playground sits behind the Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi.

Nature photographer helping to protect Pascagoula River

Photographer David Jackson grew up making frequent trips to the Pascagoula River. A professional photographer, he is now using the river as the source of his new project.

The Wall That Heals opens to visitors in Columbia

After a long and difficult setup, the Wall That Heals has opened to visitors in Marion County.

JSU senior named Rhodes scholar finalist

Jackson State university senior Jordan Jefferson was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

Mississippi State dedicates POW/MIA Chairs of Honor at athletic venues

The unoccupied chairs will serve as a tribute to prisoners of war and service members who are missing in action, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

  5-year-old boy honored in B’ham for huge donation to Wounded Warriors

The 5-year-old boy from New York was honored in Birmingham this weekend for donating thousands of dollars to wounded warriors.

  Instagram-worthy milkshakes bring ‘Shark Tank’ investors to The Yard

Their milkshakes bring everyone to The Yard, including the multimillionaire sharks on the hit ABC show Shark Tank.

  Shelter for abused women now offers safe haven for clients’ pets, too

Victims of domestic abuse can now find safety for their pets as well.

Mississippi College to reduce tuition for military

Beginning with the Spring semester in January, military personnel will receive reduced tuition for graduate or undergraduate programs.

WLBT and Miskelly Furniture kick off annual Season of Giving campaign

It’s another sign that the holidays are coming!

  Expecting never to run again, Mississippi student now on school’s cross country team

John Parker Pierce says through his accomplishments, he is able to inspire others who have gone through hard times.

Salvation Army Angel Tree registration begins

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree kickoff event will be Friday, November 15.

  Rural responders prepared for severe weather system in Lincoln County

Firefighters plan ahead for severe weather in the system that was expected to come through Mississippi today.

  Lincoln County specialty tea farm finds niche for their product worldwide

Like any other real success, the Great Mississippi Tea Company has a great story!

  U.S. gymnastics champion Simone Biles’ record-setting weekend inspires younger generation

U.S. Gymnastics champion Simone Biles made history this weekend in Germany.

  Monticello attorney gets videographer to build hype video to save local ballfield

Monticello residents try to salvage their favorite ballpark.

Saints linebacker won’t have to pay fine; school shows support with ‘Child of God’ headbands

A Metairie Catholic school showed support to a Saints player by letting students wear headbands expressing their faith.

  Rankin County’s hero K-9 retires in style thanks to national nonprofit for working dogs

K-9 Wannes won't have to worry about any of his bills for the rest of his life after being selected by Project K-9 Hero.

  Family gives update on Madison Co. Deputy Brad Sullivan

According to Eric Parker, Sullivan’s brother, he is awake and responding by mouthing some things.

Ridgeland firefighters work with plumber to rescue puppy from pipe

The Ridgeland Fire Department, along with Gray Doty from Skeen Plumbing, did a pretty pawsome thing Wednesday night.