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Wayne Hereford

Wayne has been an employee of WTVA since 1982.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
whereford@wtva.com

Wayne has been an employee of WTVA since 1982.

During his tenure, he's done everything from operating floor cameras to anchoring the weekend news.

After leaving the business, Wayne returned in 1998 as a reporter/photographer.

He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.A. in Communications in 1981.

"I've always enjoyed meeting the people and doing something different every day," said the Tupelo native. "In this business, there's never a dull moment. I like that."

Wayne has been married to his wife Pauline since 1985.

He has a daughter, Stephanie, and a son, David.

Recent Posts by Wayne Hereford

Mayor and superintendent respond to lack of social distancing at graduation

Hundreds showed up Saltillo High School 'sgraduation ceremony last Saturday.

Lee County providing free masks

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is providing free masks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tupelo to help small business owners with state grant next week

Starting next Tuesday, a group will be set up at the BancorpSouth Arena in downtown Tupelo to help those business owners get some money back.

NAACP meets with Tupelo Police

NAACP leaders said they were concerned about police grievance procedures.

Pontotoc man survives coronavirus, recalls journey

WTVA spoke with Homer Judon, a man from Pontotoc, who spoke about his coronavirus diagnoses and his journey to recovery.

Starkville mayor to propose new protester permit

Mayor Lynn Spruill says city has no permit to cover protests like the one this past Saturday in downtown.

Travis Outlaw Center opens to walkers in Starkville

Starkville Parks and Recreation reopened the Travis Outlaw Center Monday to walkers after weeks of being closed due to coronavirus concerns.

People come to remember fallen loved ones at Corinth cemetery

The coronavirus pandemic did not stop visitors from paying their respects at the Corinth National Cemetery to fallen military members in service to their country.

Summer baseball, softball up in the air in parts of Golden Triangle

The Restart Columbus Recreation subcommittee is looking for ways boys and girls can play organized baseball and softball this summer despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Barbershops reopened Monday, measures in place to protect customers and employees

Barbershops are finally back open across Mississippi following weeks of being closed.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 34622

Reported Deaths: 1215
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds269748
DeSoto181818
Madison138236
Jones117349
Harrison104014
Rankin103515
Neshoba102274
Lauderdale94281
Forrest93943
Scott79215
Jackson72717
Washington64310
Copiah63115
Leake61320
Lee58621
Holmes57341
Oktibbeha56828
Wayne55416
Warren55320
Yazoo5436
Grenada5357
Lowndes52613
Leflore52256
Lincoln50935
Lamar5027
Pike47020
Sunflower4528
Lafayette4374
Monroe43635
Covington4195
Panola3996
Bolivar38018
Attala37524
Simpson3733
Newton35710
Adams34019
Pontotoc3266
Tate32313
Marion31312
Claiborne29310
Chickasaw29219
Winston28711
Pearl River27632
Noxubee2758
Marshall2693
Jasper2676
Clay25511
Union23811
Smith23412
Walthall2267
Coahoma2156
Clarke21425
Lawrence1992
Yalobusha1938
Kemper18014
Carroll17311
Tallahatchie1664
Humphreys15910
Montgomery1493
Calhoun1475
Tippah14411
Itawamba1418
Hancock13813
Webster12811
Tunica1193
Jefferson1173
Jefferson Davis1164
Prentiss1123
Greene10810
Amite1063
George1023
Wilkinson959
Tishomingo921
Quitman891
Alcorn852
Perry764
Choctaw754
Stone732
Franklin492
Benton420
Sharkey420
Issaquena101
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6030162
Mobile4418137
Montgomery4339109
Tuscaloosa254448
Madison19078
Marshall186611
Shelby150924
Lee149437
Morgan12205
Baldwin111410
Walker105127
Elmore98919
Dallas9639
Franklin92216
Etowah88214
DeKalb8416
Chambers65727
Russell6570
Autauga65313
Butler64328
Tallapoosa61669
Unassigned58626
Limestone5741
Houston5526
Cullman5395
Lauderdale5376
Lowndes48022
St. Clair4692
Colbert4656
Pike4595
Escambia4528
Calhoun4365
Coffee4074
Covington39911
Jackson3742
Bullock37010
Barbour3672
Dale3621
Talladega3497
Hale33722
Marengo33011
Wilcox2968
Clarke2946
Winston2893
Chilton2872
Sumter28512
Blount2731
Pickens2556
Monroe2492
Marion24514
Randolph2449
Conecuh2277
Perry2091
Bibb2081
Macon2069
Choctaw20212
Greene1928
Henry1433
Crenshaw1273
Washington1277
Lawrence1170
Cherokee1127
Geneva920
Lamar811
Fayette781
Clay742
Coosa621
Cleburne411
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