Alyssa Martin

About Alyssa Martin

I was born in Texas but I have called Tupelo, Mississippi my home for years. Tupelo High School graduate, Itawamba Community College graduate and Mississippi State University graduate. I am passionate about all things maroon and white! Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to go into TV news. Watching my dad as a young girl on TV, I knew that one day, I wanted to do the same. After graduating high school, I quickly began to pursue my degree in Broadcast Journalism. Never once did I second guess or change my major in communication. I love meeting people and being out in the community. News is my passion and I am so thankful to the opportunities offered to me out of college. I cannot wait to see where this career will take me in life!

Video: Thad Cochran Supporters say “Thank You”

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — U.S. Rep. Thad Cochran’s (R-Miss.) supporters want voters to know what the state stands to lose if the veteran senator loses the fight for his political career in next week’s Republican runoff.

Executives from General Atomics, Hawkeye Industries and other Lee County businesses that have benefited from Cochran’s assistance said “thank you” during a rally today. Analysts say one of Cochran’s best hopes of overtaking Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel is to get people who didn’t vote three weeks ago to realize Cochran’s value in the Senate and to vote next week.

Any opportunity I can support the Mississippi delegation, General Atomics wants to be here,” General Atomics Vice President Scott Forney said. “Thad Cochran has been extraordinary. I’ve been with the company for seven years and I can’t tell you anything I’ve asked for from either Roger Wicker or Thad Cochran, they’ve delivered. So I’m very proud to be here.”

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton also thanked Cochran for his support in the wake of the April tornado.