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.
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According to gasbuddy.com, Jackson area gas prices have fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.35 per gallon as of Tuesday. The cheapest gas station in the metro area is priced at $2.11 per gallon and the most expensive is $2.69 per gallon.
With an extra day off this weekend for most consumers, retailers are offering plenty of sales. According to BlackFriday.com, Memorial Day is a particularly good weekend for mattresses, appliances and furniture.
Wooten was asked to step away from the case because Bryant had asked Wooten if she would represent him when she was an attorney while he sought a divorce from his wife and a lawsuit against Kelly. She declined to represent him.
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.
Ringo, isn’t just your average Labrador retriever; he’s also a retired Jackson police officer. A 9 year veteran on the police force, Ringo was trained in Jackson by Randy Hare at the Alpha Canine Training Center.
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution on Monday that gives specific locations on Ole Miss’ campus resort-area status. According to WTVA, this change would be a step towards allowing beer to be sold or distributed on campus, but only at non-athletic events.
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 is scheduled to perform in Jackson, but a letter was written by the co-founder of #MuteRKelly, Oronike Odeleye, to members of the Jackson City Council and the state asking them to cancel Sunday’s concert.
The Kellogg Foundation awarding a $4.1 million grant to MDE to start two new pilot pathways, with hopes of attracting new teachers to the state. The first is a performance based licensure pilot and the other is a teacher residency program.
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.
South Carolina (5-3, 4-3) erased a 44-34 deficit in the fourth quarter to win consecutive games for the first time this season. The Gamecocks covered 47 and 73 yards in fourth-quarter scoring drives, capped by a 3-yard run from A.J. Turner and Bentley’s decisive score, respectively. Bentley finished
A Jackson toddler wants to get a message to Mayor Chokwe Lumumba about the potholes plaguing our city. 3-year-old Cranecia White was riding in the back of her grandmother’s car and decided to call (on her imaginary cell phone) the mayor herself to tell him just how fed up she is with the road condit
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.