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Sydney Darden

Sydney joined WTVA as a multimedia journalist in January 2020.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
sdarden@wtva.com

Before she started in north Mississippi, she gained some reporting experience as a multi-media journalist in Monroe, Louisiana.

While there she covered severe weather, politics, crime and was the main reporter for the devastating tornado that ripped through Louisiana Tech and the city of Ruston.

She is a graduate of Georgia State University. In college, she interned at WSB-TV and worked as a production assistant for Atlanta’s top radio stations.

During her free time, Sydney likes to watch TV, exercise and try new restaurants.

She is excited to connect with the wonderful city of Tupelo and share your stories.

Feel free to shoot her your story ideas at sdarden@wtva.com and follow her on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Sydney Darden

One killed in shooting, Starkville police search for suspects

Starkville police search for the suspects of a fatal weekend shooting.

Fatal accident leaves one dead in Lee County

One person is dead after a fatal accident in lee county on Saturday.

Melony Armstrong's landmark case paved way for Black hairdressers in Mississippi

The hair salon is a staple in the Black community, but opening one in Mississippi wasn’t always as easy as it is today.

Shake Rag: An oasis of Black culture in 1960s Tupelo

Shake Rag is one of Tupelo’s most popular, historical Black communities.

Long-term care residents receiving coronavirus vaccine

The long-term care facility in Fulton began administering the vaccine to its staff and residents Wednesday morning.

Skilled to Work: Fusion Furniture seeking experienced workers

In this week’s Skilled to Work, WTVA got a look at the company's assembly line and learned what it takes to join the growing company.

Skilled to Work: Toyota looking for more workers in Blue Springs

WTVA reporter Sydney Darden visited the Toyota plant in Blue Springs to learn what it takes to become a team member.

Skilled to Work: Paralegal technology program at NEMCC

WTVA reporter Sydney Darden learned more about the paralegal technology program at NEMCC.

Tupelo students take part in 'Shop with a Cop'

Local elementary school students received a shopping spree Wednesday with the Tupelo Police Department.

City looking for new ways to enforce restrictions

The recent rise in coronavirus cases has lead city leaders to find new ways to enforce Gov. Tate Reeves' executive mandate and local restrictions.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20784248
Hinds19894408
Harrison17493302
Rankin13316275
Jackson13099243
Madison9896210
Lee9859169
Jones8293160
Forrest7523146
Lauderdale7189237
Lowndes6265144
Lamar610784
Lafayette6028117
Washington5280132
Bolivar4770129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4442103
Pearl River4420139
Warren4281118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403775
Neshoba3988176
Lincoln3871108
Hancock372185
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322781
Pike3181104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296876
Copiah293065
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284868
Prentiss275659
Marion265979
Wayne261341
Leake261173
Grenada254982
Covington254580
Adams245982
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213373
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175540
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158634
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126323
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120141
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81923
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 519071

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson754131487
Mobile37774798
Madison33868494
Tuscaloosa25283443
Montgomery23969565
Shelby23112238
Baldwin20638300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14286311
Morgan14140268
Etowah13664345
Marshall11957219
Houston10383278
Elmore9994200
Limestone9814147
Cullman9475188
St. Clair9429234
Lauderdale9218227
DeKalb8747181
Talladega8060171
Walker7092275
Jackson6755110
Autauga6727103
Blount6488135
Colbert6205130
Coffee5401112
Dale4768110
Russell428938
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia388074
Dallas3527149
Chambers3500122
Clarke346360
Marion3066100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256458
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224955
Hale218775
Butler212366
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171540
Washington164038
Macon154848
Clay149454
Crenshaw149357
Cleburne146041
Lamar139334
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99328
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
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Clouds increase a bit more on Tuesday, though there will still be plenty of sunshine at times. Temperatures will remain very warm. An isolated sprinkle or shower is possible later in the day, though rain chances are much more likely into Wednesday as a cold front passes.
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