Jennifer Ortega

About Jennifer Ortega

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on the weekends. Jennifer Ortega joins our team all the way from South Florida. She's worked for CBS 12 and Hola Tv in West Palm Beach. Although she's a long way from home, she's excited to be a part of the WCBI News Team.

Tupelo Annexation

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)- Annexation takes effect Sunday in Tupelo, making the city 16 square miles larger.

The 2,500 new residents come from  six different areas around the city. They used to be a part of unincorporated Lee County.

The county, Saltillo and Plantersville lost the fight against Tupelo’s annexation bid. City officials are working on making this a smooth transition for the community, opening up for a meet and greet Wednesday at City Hall.

They will be answering any questions residents have about city services and regulations.