Winston County Officials Visit ECCC Board Luncheon

Winston County officials were guests at the April 2019 East Central Community College Board of Trustees luncheon held on the Decatur campus. The special guests are shown with ECCC board members representing Winston County. Front row (from left) are ECCC Trustee Delane Hudson, Tax Assessor/Collector Darlene Bane, Circuit Clerk Kim Ming, Chancery Clerk Julie Cunningham, and ECCC Trustee Jerry Nance; middle row (from left) are Payroll Clerk Leah Chapman, District 3 Supervisor Marion Jordan, Purchasing Clerk Kelli Rives, and... Read More.

Rebuilding Central Electric’s System is Underway

Due to tornadoes, strong thunderstorms and damaging winds on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Central Electric Power Association experienced sustained power outages in Attala, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin and Scott counties. CEPA promptly mobilized their field operations staff and are working to restore power.As of Saturday at 8:00 a.m., Central Electric Power Association has seven additional electric cooperatives assisting our crews to restore power to more than 7,500 members without electric service. The following is a breakdown of the... Read More.

Natchez Trace Festival: Classic cars and trucks return for Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley, a staple of the Natchez Trace Festival, will return to this year's event.Sponsored by the Kosy Kruisers classic car group, Gasoline Alley features the best in classic and muscle cars, trucks, and motorcycles.Gasoline Alley will once again be located in the parking lot behind Citizen's National Bank and the Kosy Pocket Park.Best in Show and other awards will be given handed out to the top vehicles.For more information on Gasoline Alley, contact the Kosciusko Attala Partnership at... Read More.

Neshoba General Announces Relocation of Neshoba Urgent Care – Family Medicine Clinic

Neshoba General announces that Neshoba Urgent Care – Family Medicine Clinic of 1120 East Main Street, received significant storm damage on April 18, 2019. Effective, tomorrow, April 20, 2019, our Urgent Care Clinic will relocate to Neshoba Medical Pavilion, located at 213 East Hospital Road, Philadelphia, MS. Dr. Bobby Smith and Nurse Practitioner, Pam Stokes will both be seeing patients in this location until further notice. This location allows the providers to offer the same excellent care that our patients... Read More.

Leaders in Philadelphia Declare Local Emergency

Philadelphia Mayor James Young and the Board of Alderman have signed a proclamation declaring conditions in Philadelphia have met the requirements with damages caused by the severe storm and/or tornadoes experienced Thursday, April 18 as a local emergency.A severe line of storms rolled through Philadelphia around 4 pm Thursday afternoon. Most reports were of fallen trees across roads, trees falling on power lines, and trees that had fallen on homes.According to Philadelphia Mayor James Young, Holland Avenue and Poplar... Read More.

Boil Water Alert: Zama Water Association

Officials with the Zama Water Association have issued a Boil Water Alert for a section of the water system.The alert applies to all customers who get their water from the Zama Water Association.The Boil Water Alert was issued because an area of the water system lost pressure due to a power outage.As soon as pressure is restored to the affected area, water system officials will being collecting water samples for testing. When pressure is restored, officials recommend that consumers... Read More.

Leake County Libraries dial-a-story “The Easter Bunny that Overslept” read by Kenshelsa Boyd

The Dial-A-Story for this week is “The Easter Bunny that Overslept” by Priscilla Friedrich.   Our guest reader is Kenshelsa Boyd . Kenshelsa Boyd  is the Children’s librarian at The Carthage Leake-County Library. You can hear this week’s story by dialing 601-267-7208 April 18, 2019 through  April 24 , 2019 . Dial-a-story is available 24/7 by the Mid- Mississippi Regional Library System.

Man killed by tree in Neshoba County storm named by police

A man who was killed when a tree fell onto his car in a severe storm in Neshoba County has been named.Law enforcement says 81-year-old Ronald Moreland from Newton was driving along Highway 15 South near Linwood during Thursday’s severe weather when it happened.His next of kin has been informed.Highway 15 was shut down for several hours while crews worked the scene.