Mary Grace Eppes is the Digital Content Manager for WLBT and Fox40 News in Jackson, MS. She is the leader of the Digital Content Team and is responsible for managing, maintaining and creating content on all digital platforms, including WLBT's website, social media and mobile apps. Mary Grace has been employed at WLBT and Fox 40 since January 2014. Prior to her promotion as Digital Content Manager, she served in the role of digital content producer for two years. During her time in Jackson, Mary Grace has worked on high profile stories such as the disappearance of Myra Lewis, the murder of Kingston Frazier and the heart breaking deaths of two infants left in hot cars. She also provided coverage from Baton Rouge in the aftermath of the Alton Sterling shooting and the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers. She has experience handling online election coverage and providing live social media coverage from multiple mayoral debates and a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. Mary Grace was involved in the creation of the viral video sensation known as "Piece of Burger", which took the internet by storm in 2015. Mary Grace was born and raised in Jackson. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the MSU Student Association, PRSSA, PRAM and SPRF. When she's not working, Mary Grace enjoys working out, cooking, binge watching Grey's Anatomy and spending time with her roomies -- her boyfriend, Fox40 News Anchor Mike Sands, and their sweet rescue pup, Penny.
The bill, which passed the Senate on Wednesday, states that any tanning facility or operator that allows a person under the age of 18 to use a tanning device will face denial, suspension or revocation of its registration and be subject to fines of up to $500.
According to Jackson Police Chief James Davis this is not an active shooter situation. One child was shot on State Street and driven onto the campus of UMMC. The shooter is on the loose and police are actively searching.
He’ll be making two campaign stops for Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. Senate runoff. The republican is facing democrat Mike Espy in the runoff election Tuesday, November 27. The winner of the runoff election completes the term of former Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.
Trustees for the state Department of Archives and History say the markers are for Raymond Presbyterian Church in Hinds County, Evergreen Cemetery in Jackson County and the city of Verona in Lee County.
34-year-old Dustin Grubbs, a two year veteran of the department, was killed in a crash while responding to a fire. According to Magee fire officials, his vehicle left the road and overturned and he died as a result of his injuries.
According to MHP’s Kervin Stewart, around 3:00 a.m., MHP responded to a one car crash on US 61 near MS 462 just two miles north of Port Gibson. Preliminary reports showed that a silver Nissan collided with a tree that had fallen across the southbound lane.
James Thomas, who works for the school’s Sociology department, posted on Twitter, saying: “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole damn fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out.
The state's 2018 graduates, public and private, had an average composite score of 18.6 on the exam. That's level with 2017, and above the 18.4 that students scored in 2016, the first year all public high school graduates in the Magnolia State took the test.
State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Patty McQuillan tells The Fayetteville Observer that 63-year-old Joseph Edwards was served with an arrest warrant in hospital Wednesday. He's accused of shooting a Fayetteville officer at the officer's home Monday and trying to ram responding troopers and du
Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just as the School of Journalism and New Media.
Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox has passed a resolution asking the MHSAA to lift the band’s suspension, saying he wants the students to finish their music education without this blemish on their record. Band members are also anxious to get back to their music.
Senior Clark Hensley made a perfect score on the ACT test not once, but TWICE. After utilizing the school’s ACT prep course and studying on his own, he decided to take a stab at the ACT. He made a perfect score of 36 on his first attempt last year.