Adoption Program Gets Funding Boost

A program aimed at finding permanent homes for children in foster care is being expanded in Mississippi.  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is giving the Department of Child Protection Services $1.7 million to pay for ten professionals whose fulltime job is arranging adoptions. ... Read More.

Dobbs Says Timing Was Right For His Resignation

Doctor Thomas Dobbs says with the COVID-19 pandemic response winding down and Mississippi's medical marijuana program getting cranked up, changing leadership at the State Department of Health during this transition made sense.  Dobbs will resign as State Health Officer at the end of July. ... Read More.

Local Gas Prices Still Among Highest In MS

There are now only 11 other counties in Mississippi with an average gas price that's higher than Attala County.  And Leake and Neshoba counties aren't much cheaper.  AAA says gas is averaging $3.92 in Attala, more than 13 cents above the statewide average.  The... Read More.

NWS: 89 Tornadoes In Four Weeks

After getting through January,  February and the first three weeks of March without a single tornado in Mississippi, the state has been battered by 89 over a period of less than four weeks.  That includes 27 tornadoes on March 22nd, 29 on March 30th,... Read More.

Philadelphia Board Votes For Medical Marijuana

Aldermen in Philadelphia had indicated last week they would opt out of Mississippi’s medical marijuana law.  Last night, one of the board members changed his mind and the 3-to-2 vote went the other way with the city now planning to allow medical marijuana.   That... Read More.

Two Tornadoes Confirmed In Winston County

The National Weather Service has now confirmed a total of 15 tornadoes from last Wednesday's outbreak of severe storms in Mississippi.  Two of them were on the ground in Winston County at the same time. 0851 PM TORNADO ... Read More.

Damage Reported After Easter Storms In Mississippi

It was a stormy Easter weekend with two rounds of severe weather in Mississippi.  Severe storms on Saturday were followed by more of the same which moved through the local area Sunday morning knocking down some trees on Highway 19 southeast of Kosciusko, blowing... Read More.

Mississippi Soldier Wounded In Africa Receives Purple Heart

From the Mississippi Army National Guard:     STUTTGART, Germany – In a rare public recognition of U.S. special operations forces in Africa, Master Sgt. Steven Corley of Brandon, an intelligence noncommissioned officer with 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered in Jackson, was awarded the Purple Heart... Read More.

AAA: Gas Price Decreases Slower At The Local Level

In Mississippi, we’re paying an average of almost a nickel less at the gas pumps compared to a week ago, now $3.86.  But AAA says, locally, we’re still higher than the statewide average.  The auto club says in Attala County, the average price has... Read More.