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Rhea Thornton

Rhea joined WTVA in August 2020.

Title: Multi-Media Journalist
rthornton@wtva.com

Originally from the Midwest, Rhea moved south and graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2020 with a bachelor's degree in telecommunication and film and an emphasis in sports reporting.

While in Tuscaloosa, she worked for Bama's student recruitment team and interned at WVUA 23 in the sports department. It was here she developed a passion for reporting on SEC sports.

Rhea is based out of WTVA's Starkville bureau. She is excited to report on sports and tell the local stories in the Golden Triangle.

In her free time, Rhea enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog Riggins. Yes, he is named after Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights.

If you have a story idea, feel free to email her at rthornton@wtva.com.

Recent Posts by Rhea Thornton

Bring on the hoops

Basketball is back for some area teams as Ingomar hosted a jamboree.

The Fever Five: Oct 24, 2021

Check out the top five plays in high school football from Week 9.

Mammograms crucial, especially in wake of pandemic

There were delays in diagnosis and reduced treatment for women in the early stages of the disease.

Starkville receives option for redesign of Main Street

City leaders met with a company on Friday to discuss a redesign plan for downtown.

Eupora PD desperately looking to add more officers

The Eupora Police Department is struggling to find new police officers.

The Fever Five: Oct 17, 2021

Check out the top five plays in high school football from Week 8.

Golf carts can now zoom through the streets of Starkville

People can drive their golf carts on all roads in the city with a speed limit 35 miles an hour or less.

New company to oversee Starkville Parks and Rec.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, city leaders approved to hire a new company, named Sports Facilities Management, to manage the Parks and Rec. Department.

The Fever Five: Oct 10, 2021

Check out the top five plays in high school football from Week 7.

Starkville firefighters save dog from burning house

Yellow Labrador Retriever Quinn was found on the bed surrounded by smoke.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 501652

Reported Deaths: 10024
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34353540
DeSoto32162408
Hinds31977631
Jackson24508383
Rankin22015390
Lee15596235
Madison14597280
Jones13867243
Forrest13461252
Lauderdale11998317
Lowndes11065188
Lamar10522136
Pearl River9547237
Lafayette8557140
Hancock7740127
Washington7443160
Oktibbeha7147133
Monroe6787178
Warren6706176
Pontotoc6677104
Neshoba6642206
Panola6542131
Marshall6476135
Bolivar6323150
Union605794
Pike5824152
Alcorn5676102
Lincoln5439135
George497479
Scott473098
Tippah470381
Prentiss469182
Leflore4663144
Itawamba4640105
Adams4592119
Tate4592111
Copiah448792
Simpson4448116
Yazoo444887
Wayne440072
Covington429094
Sunflower4240105
Marion4232108
Coahoma4168107
Leake408688
Newton381779
Grenada3711108
Stone360664
Tishomingo360092
Attala331789
Jasper330165
Winston314691
Clay308977
Chickasaw301067
Clarke292594
Calhoun279447
Holmes267987
Smith264150
Yalobusha234547
Tallahatchie228251
Greene219449
Walthall218764
Lawrence213140
Perry205956
Amite205256
Webster203046
Noxubee186840
Montgomery179657
Jefferson Davis172243
Carroll169338
Tunica160039
Benton149239
Kemper141941
Choctaw133326
Claiborne132837
Humphreys129638
Franklin120328
Quitman106528
Wilkinson105139
Jefferson94734
Sharkey64220
Issaquena1937
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 820312

Reported Deaths: 15407
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1148731924
Mobile726221339
Madison52362697
Shelby37640350
Baldwin37266552
Tuscaloosa35120612
Montgomery34123740
Lee23540246
Calhoun22236488
Morgan20958378
Etowah19838500
Marshall18381304
Houston17394412
St. Clair16078339
Cullman15468293
Limestone15354199
Elmore15271286
Lauderdale14323295
Talladega13851283
DeKalb12664261
Walker11221370
Blount10207176
Autauga10048148
Jackson9877184
Coffee9211191
Dale8904185
Colbert8877201
Tallapoosa7093198
Escambia6778134
Covington6715183
Chilton6648162
Russell637559
Franklin5969105
Chambers5612142
Marion5010127
Dallas4979200
Pike4796106
Clarke475884
Geneva4575127
Winston4522103
Lawrence4327117
Bibb425386
Barbour357876
Marengo338390
Monroe331664
Randolph329864
Butler326796
Pickens316584
Henry312866
Hale311688
Cherokee302960
Fayette294180
Washington251651
Cleburne247760
Crenshaw245375
Clay243368
Macon234863
Lamar224847
Conecuh186353
Coosa180340
Lowndes175464
Wilcox168939
Bullock151744
Perry138940
Sumter133238
Greene126744
Choctaw88527
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