As of Sunday, March 22, there are no new COVID-19 cases in Attala or Leake Counties. According to the Mississippi Department of Health, Attala and Leake Counties both have one confirmed case of COVID-19. Neshoba County is still reporting zero cases. The total cases in Mississippi are now 207, which is up from the 140 cases reported on Saturday March 21. Hinds county is reported to have the most confirmed cases with 20. There have been 775 individuals tested... Read More.
Leake County Sheriff Randy Atkinson has issued an advisory to residents about scam phone calls regarding the stimulus package. Sheriff Atkinson advises you to not give out any personal information over the phone. If you think you have received one of these phone calls, please call the Leake County Sheriff's office at 601-267-7361.
Date: March 5, 2020 Update: 8:00 A.M. Central Electric Reports Outages throughout Its Service Area Due to substantial rain fall, thunderstorms, and damaging winds, Central Electric Power Association experienced sustained power outages throughout its seven county service area. CEPA promptly mobilized their field operations staff to restore power. Central Electric Power Association had more than 5,000 members without electric service and approximately 30 broken poles along with numerous breakdowns due to the severe storms that passed through in the early... Read More.
A body was found in a local Neshoba County farm pond over the weekend. Neshoba County Sheriff Eric Clark says at the time of the discovery, the sheriff's department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations were executing a search warrant for the draining of a pond off Highway 488 in the Hope Community. The warrant was related to a murder investigation. Once the pond was drained, the body was found weighted and anchored in approximately four to five feet of water.... Read More.
For some families the most wonderful time of the year is the most stressful time of the year. Boswell Media and Triple M Motors along with many local businesses helped to deliver special Christmas gifts to several families in Central Mississippi. The recipients of our gifts were nominated by others and then selected based on their needs. It was a joy to be able to bring unexpected holiday cheer to these deserving families.
Date: October 30, 2019 Central Electric’s Power Restoration Complete Substantial rain fall and damaging winds from Tropical Depression Olga hit central Mississippi on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Central Electric Power Association experienced sustained power outages in Attala, Leake, Neshoba, Scott, Newton, and Kemper counties and promptly mobilized their field operations staff. CEPA worked through the night to restore power. Central Electric Power Association had more than 18,000 members without electric service and approximately 60 broken poles due to the severe storms. Twenty-one additional... Read More.