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.
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.
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.
The gap between local gas prices and what people are paying in many other parts of Mississippi is growing. AAA says the average price statewide is now about $3.69. But in Attala County, the auto... Read More.
Mississippi's new State Health Officer says it's a "high calling" to look after the public health concerns of 2.9 million people. Dr. Dan Edney says he wants to be a catalyst for change. And he says, in this state, change can't wait. Edney says... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A total of 1,120 people in the local area have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past five weeks. An update from the State Health Department shows 458 new cases in Neshoba County, 334 in Attala County and 328 in Leake County. And, locally, ... Read More.