Guard Crash Victims Identified

The two Mississippi National Guard soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Prentiss County Friday were based in Tupelo.  One was a member of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment. CWO-4 Bryan Andrew Zemek was a native of Oxford.   The second soldier was... Read More.
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Fire Danger Increasing This Weekend

A combination of breezy conditions and low humidity could lead to wildfires getting out of control this weekend.  The National Weather Service says extra caution is advised with any open burning.
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Efforts Underway to Expand Broadband Service

An internet provider may claim it offers high-speed service.  But if your devices are constantly buffering, you may not be getting the kind of broadband you’re paying for.  And many households in this part of central Mississippi don't have ANY broadband access.   But that... Read More.
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Child Dies in Shooting on Choctaw Reservation

A child was shot and killed on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' reservation Sunday.  Tribal officials haven't released any details yet, but say Choctaw Police and the FBI are investigating. The shooting happened in the Bogue Chitto community.  An MBCI statement says, "We... Read More.
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Flu Rate Ticks Up After Recent Declines

Just when we thought Mississippi’s flu season was winding down, cases have bumped up slightly.  The State Health Department says the flu rate statewide has climbed to 5.3 per cent—up from five per cent the week before.  Both of the local public health districts... Read More.
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Witness Describes Tragic Collision That Killed Six

A witness to Monday's horrific head-on collision in Kosciusko says she was two cars behind the former sheriff of Choctaw County and his wife, when another vehicle in the other lane of traffic pulled out to pass.."I knew in that moment, whatever they were... Read More.
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Gas Prices in MS Creeping Up

The average price for gas in Mississippi has reached $2.70 for the first time since early December.   AAA says it’s edged up a couple of cents in the past week after a series of ups and downs during the holidays which carried over into... Read More.
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Fewer Flu Cases Reported in Mississippi

We’re still seeing a steady drop in the number of flu cases across Mississippi.  The statewide flu rate is down to 5.3 per cent, the lowest since early November.  That's the percentage of patients seeing a doctor with flu-like symptoms. And it’s dropped from... Read More.
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Flu Cases Continue to Fall, Even in Local Hotspot

For the third week in a row, Mississippi’s flu rate is dropping.   The State Health Department’s latest update shows that 6.6 per cent of patients seeing their doctor had flu-like symptoms.  That’s down from 7.7 per cent the week before.  It appears flu season... Read More.
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Flu Rate Dropping in MS

It may be too soon to say that flu season in Mississippi has peaked.  But the numbers have been falling for two weeks in a row now.  In its latest update, the State Health Department is reporting a significant decrease, with the flu rate... Read More.