NWS: Two Local Tornadoes Confirmed

The National Weather Service has confirmed tornado touchdowns in Leake and Neshoba counties.  An EF-0 tornado with top winds of 85 miles an hour hit west of Carthage Wednesday before moving into the city.  The tin roof of a house was peeled back and... Read More.

Philadelphia Trio Graduating From Fire Academy

A Philadelphia flavor to graduation ceremonies at the State Fire Academy Thursday.  Three of the new firefighters in the 19-member class are from the city.  Lathan Davis, Tyler McKee and Randy Savell underwent seven weeks of intensive training with online, classroom and hands-on instruction... Read More.

Local Gas Price Spike Starting to Peak? Maybe

It's been a tough week if you've had to fill up your car in Attala County.  Since Monday, gas prices have jumped an average of 33 cents.  But AAA says it's possible the price spike has peaked.  The average price in the county today... Read More.

Local Airports Getting FAA Grants For Improvements

The Philadelphia Municipal Airport will receive more than $832,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to reconstruct lighting.  And the Carthage-Leake County Airport will get $94,000 to install a navigational aid and to rehabilitate the airport beacon.   Airport Improvement Program grants have also been approved... Read More.

Local Gas Prices Top $4 And Still Climbing

Gas prices have jumped an average of almost 15 cents a gallon in Leake and Neshoba counties in the past week.   Attala County has seen an increase of almost six cents but prices there were already higher than Leake and Neshoba.   AAA says the... Read More.

Update: Gun At Junior High Found In Student’s Bag

School officials say a gun was found Tuesday morning in a student's bag at Kosciusko Junior High.  The student's parent notified the principal before classes got underway that the gun might be on campus.  The principal and an assistant principal were able to find... Read More.

Holmes Tornado Victims May Get Federal Assistance

Governor Reeves is asking for a major disaster declaration after tornadoes hit Mississippi on March 22nd doing more than $1 million in property damage.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says, if the request is approved, storm victims in Holmes County would qualify for individual... Read More.