$3 Gas Becoming Less Common In Mississippi

As gas prices continue to fall slowly across Mississippi, many of us are paying well under $3 a gallon now.   AAA says the average price statewide has dropped to $2.98 but locally gas is selling for less than $2.90 in some places.  The auto... Read More.

DUI Crackdown Planned In Leake County

Drunk driving is always a bad idea.  And people who get behind the wheel after having too much to drink in Leake County stand a pretty good chance of being pulled over.  Sheriff Randy Atkinson says his department will be kicking off a Drive... Read More.

Local COVID Numbers Show Little Change

The State Health Department is reporting only a handful of new COVID 19 cases in this part of central Mississippi.   In Monday's update, Attala County had three new cases with two each in Leake and Neshoba counties.  Statewide, there were 736 new cases and... Read More.

Women Charged In Casino Identity Theft

Three women face trial next month accused of trying to hack into the bank accounts of patrons at the Pearl River Resort.  Crystal Holliday, Annie Blalock and Ashton Crouthers have been indicted on federal wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.   All of the... Read More.

Possible Tornado Damage Reported In Mississippi

While other states including Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas were hit much harder, a possible tornado in Mississippi touched down early Saturday in Prentiss County and may have tracked into Tishomingo County.  Emergency management officials report two mobile homes damaged, one of them heavily, near... Read More.

Stormy Night Expected Across Much Of Mississippi

Some rough weather is still expected in Mississippi tonight and Saturday.   The National Weather Service says the northwestern counties could get the worst of it but in this part of central Mississippi, damaging winds of 60-70 mph are possible along with tornadoes.   The storms... Read More.

Pedestrian Curfew In Effect In Carthage

If you're out walking in Carthage, better get home before the clock strikes 11.   The city has a new pedestrian curfew in effect.  Mayor Mary Ann Vivians says it's an effort to reduce crime in the late night hours and promote safety.  Anyone who's... Read More.

Level Two Storm Threat In This Area Beginning Friday

A significant threat of severe weather including tornadoes is being forecast across much of Mississippi for Friday and Saturday.   The National Weather Service has placed much of the local area under a Level 2 "slight risk" of severe storms with damaging winds up to... Read More.

Man Changes Story, Admits To Leake Murder

A Lena man who initially told investigators someone else shot and killed his friend last week now admits that he pulled the trigger.  That’s what Leake County Sheriff Randy Atkinson says.   Jontiese Fortune, 33, was arrested for first degree murder after Sylvester Burks was... Read More.

Poultry Farmers To Get Pandemic Relief

It doesn’t matter which came first, the chicken or the egg.  Mississippi farmers who produce both will share in about $23 million in federal coronavirus relief funds.   Most of the money will go to 557 chicken growers who were excluded from previous pandemic programs.... Read More.

Dog Ordinance Crackdown Begins In Carthage

Carthage has a dog problem.  That’s what city leaders have been saying.  In October, the board of aldermen passed an ordinance with a new limit of two dogs per household.  Mayor Mary Ann Vivians says some residents have complained about the restriction but the... Read More.