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Local Crews Contain Wildfire

Fire crews with the City Fire Department are assisting with a massive wildfire burning in County.  The fast-moving fire is approaching the outskirts of the Lake area, a popular vacation spot for many.

Fire officials posted a video to the department’s social media pages, showing hand crews working to put out the flames on the ground as a helicopter drops water.

Vineyards are among some of the places they are working to protect from the flames.

This dire has burned nearly 123,000 acres and more than 600 structures since it began 11 days ago. The fire is just 11% contained.  Nearly 18,000 properties are still in danger from the blaze.

The State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said this wildfire is now the number one priority in the nation for firefighting resources due to its proximity to so many residents and properties.

Jim Sherwood serves as chief creative, brand strategist, lead developer, meticulous project manager, and station collaborator for all Skyrocket Radio sites and projects.

Jim got his start in radio at WLSM in the small town of Louisville, MS in 1988. Since then he has worked on-air in all day parts and has held nearly every other station position at one time or another. Jim has worked for radio stations in several states and for iHeartMedia (Clear Channel Radio), CBS Radio, Cumulus Broadcasting and a few small locally-owned stations. He even hosted a morning show on an aircraft carrier for two years while in the Navy. Jim has a passion for radio history, music, gadgets and all kinds of geeky web stuff.

After 14 years at Clear Channel Radio, Jim left the industry in 2013 to devote full-time attention to his company, Mediagin Creative, a small freelance creative agency that develops WordPress websites as well as produces commercials for radio and TV. After being asked by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters to speak to a panel of small market station owners about the need for better websites, it became apparent that an easy to use and low-cost solution was needed to assist smaller markets in competing for online ad dollars. Skyrocket Radio was born.