Heavy Rain Could Cause Flooding

The National Weather Service says there's a limited threat of flash flooding across Mississippi through this evening.  Slow-moving thunderstorms could dump between 2 and 4 inches of rain in a short period of time.

SBA Takes Loan Applications for Holmes Disaster

The Small Business Administration is taking applications for low-interest disaster loans from local residents and businesses affected by the storms which hit Holmes County on March 22.   SBA Public Affairs Specialist Dorris Evans says the disaster outreach center which opened in Durant last week... Read More.

More COVID Deaths Reported Locally

There’ve been three more local COVID deaths. The latest update from the State Health Department shows no deaths in the past week in this part of central Mississippi but the week before, two people died in Neshoba County and one in Attala.  And in... Read More.

Medical Marijuana Sales Could Begin Sooner Than Expected

We've been told that it might be December before the first supplies of medical marijuana go on sale in Mississippi.  But the executive director of the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association says the first crops have already been planted and that timeline could change.  Ken... Read More.

Rental Assistance Program Ending in Mississippi

A federal program that was originally aimed at helping people who lost their jobs during the COVID pandemic to keep a roof over their heads and their utilities from being shut off is in its final days in Mississippi.   Governor Reeves says the state... Read More.

Safe Room Program Could Be Expanded Statewide

Federal assistance money that's left over from a flood and tornado disaster three years ago will now be used to reimburse homeowners in the Delta and northeast Mississippi for the construction of safe rooms to offer protection against future storms.  And while initially the... Read More.

Sign Up Begins for $80 Entergy Refunds

Entergy customers in Mississippi, including those in Attala and Leake counties, can now sign up to get an $80 refund check.  The money is the result of a settlement with the Mississippi Public Service Commission which ordered the company... Read More.

Health Department Gives Medical Marijuana Update

The State Health Department says it’s issued a total of 25 medical marijuana cards to patients so far.  Thirty-six medical practitioners have been registered and 78 work permits have been issued.   The department says 16 business licenses have been approved, most of those involving... Read More.

Monkeypox Patient in MS Was Infected Elsewhere

Mississippi’s first monkeypox case is a person who became infected while traveling.  State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers says the individual "acquired the infection outside of Mississippi."   Even though COVID and West Nile virus cases are identified by county, the monkeypox case isn't.  One reason:... Read More.