STATE WIDE--Coronavirus cases have gone up slightly the past couple of weeks in Mississippi. Gov. Tate Reeves tells NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" that the state is vaccinating 50,000 people per week, but he believes some people are reluctant because of Pres. Biden. "The president's insistence on mandating them have hardened them against the vaccine," said Reeves. "I actually think it's the president's policies that have made it more difficult in rural states like Mississippi, to get more... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Tyson Foods is hiring and is looking for people in central Mississippi. The company has been inviting people to join the team in the past few weeks and that effort continues this week in Kosciusko. "It's a great family atmosphere and it's also family-oriented," said James, a 16-year employee in Carthage. "Everyone from my perspectives, loves their job and comes in with a positive attitude and I think everyone comes to really make a difference every day." Latonya Jordan is... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--If you ever believe your vote doesn't count, Leroy Clemons could probably tell you different. He lost his alderman at large seat in Philadelphia this year by one vote: 670 to 669. On Jan. 21, the Neshoba County Circuit Court will hold a jury trial to determine if he actually is the winner. Clemons claims there were problems recording the votes on the machines, problems correctly certifying affidavit ballots and improper security, leading to James Waltman's victory. The trial was originally... Read More.
LOUISVILLE, Miss.--You may be eligible to vote in today's runoff election for state Senate District 32. Both candidates have been talking to people in the district, a last-minute effort to convince voters they are the right candidate for the job. "Most of the citizens, they want to hear about a greater investment in our education, adequately funding education," said Rod Hickman, an attorney from Noxubee County, speaking to our newsgathering partners at WTOK News Center 11. His rival is Dr. Minh... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--It's another COVID Thanksgiving. But, that does come with a little bit of an upside. Gas prices may go down some before you travel. The experts say it has to do with the strategic release of crude oil reserves into the market and rising COVID cases in the U.S. and around the world. "Some countries are reacting by restricting travel and that is going to have a negative impact on oil demand," said Gasbuddy's Patrick DeHaan He has a piece... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--Mississippi's gas average has dropped to $3.03 per gallon. Gasbuddy says that's almost 30 cents cheaper than the national average of $3.41. You could see it go down as much as 30 cents per gallon because oil prices have fallen about $10 to $75 per barrel, in the past week. "With oil prices plunging nearly $10 from the recent peak of $85 per barrel, motorists will start to see gas prices decline nationwide, just in time for Thanksgiving, and the... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--One week from today, Carthage will light it up. That event will be a community extravaganza, said Mayor Maryann Vivians, in a Facebook update. "On Nov. 29, beginning at 5 p.m., we will have our Christmas lighting at Trustmark Park," she said, noting that even though it may be chilly, you'll have plenty of food options to warm you up. "We're gonna start at 5 o'clock with singing, we've got bouncy houses, we've got games like cornhole. We've got craft... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Kosciusko may be looking at using federal money to improve the situation at the city's sewage lagoon. But, there may be other improvements that you never know about because you never think about wastewater until something breaks down. "We have a lot of plans that we're working on with our American Rescue money," said Mayor Tim Kyle on "Minute With the Mayor" on Breezy101. "We're looking at raising the levees down at the lagoon that we have the problem... Read More.