The Big Chill
Tunica County escaped the worst effects of a predicted ice storm earlier this week, when moisture from the south collided in the region with a cold front from the north. Daytime temperatures plunged below the freezing mark Monday and on into Tuesday, causing local schools to close and a few other shutdowns.
Seminar combats cyber crime
Countering terrorism remains the number one priority of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but cyber crime is a growing threat, according to agent Scott Wells.
Wells presented a tutorial on cyber threats January 7 at the Tunica Museum, courtesy of Covenant Bank.
Wells said that 1.5 million people are selling information as part of a “cyber underground” that has become as sophisticated as more traditional types of organized crime.
Northwest alumnus to perform at pro football’s biggest night
U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Stephen Howell, an alumnus of Northwest Mississippi Community College, will be one of two Marine drummers participating in the pregame festivities at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. Howell, who is drum major for the Marine Corps Band New Orleans at Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans, will march with other members of the military in a multi-service color guard to perform the National Anthem.
The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning effective from 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 15 until 6:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 16. Coahoma Electric Power Association wants to remind everyone to stay away from any downed power lines that may be caused by the current weather conditions.
Should power be interrupted due to the storm, Coahoma Electric crews will be working diligently to restore power as soon as possible. Your patience will be greatly appreciated.
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