Winter Weather Info From MEMA

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency urges Mississippians to prepare for potential winter weather and extreme cold next week. Residents should be prepared for potential ice, cold temperatures, and possible prolonged power outages. As an arctic blast is predicted to move across the state, it... Read More.
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Flu Rate in MS Remains High

Mississippi's flu rate has dipped slightly but remains one of the highest in the country.  The latest update from the State Health Department shows than 9.5 per cent of patients seeing their doctor had flu-like symptoms, down from 9.7 per cent the previous week. ... Read More.
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Flu Rate in MS Among Nation’s Highest

A significant jump in the number of flu cases in Mississippi.  The latest update shows the statewide flu rate has climbed to 9.7 per cent, up from eight per cent the previous week.   That’s the percentage of patients seeing their doctor who are complaining... Read More.
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Possibly Tainted Medical Marijuana Products Being Re-Tested

Some of the medical marijuana products that’ve been sold at dispensaries in Mississippi are being re-tested to make sure they haven’t been tainted by pesticides or mold.  The State Health Department says no illnesses have been reported.  But an administrative hold has been placed... Read More.
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Durant Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

A Durant man has admitted that he robbed a bank in his hometown last year.  Curtis Lee Williams, 21, held up a BankPlus branch on July 7th, 2022, dressed in all black and wearing sunglasses, a wig and no shoes.  What he didn’t know... Read More.
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Statewide Flu Rate Drops, Remains High Locally

Flu activity in Mississippi has dipped a bit.  The State Health Department says the latest numbers show that 5.9 per cent of patients visiting their doctors across Mississippi reported flu-like symptoms.  That compares with 6.2 per cent the previous week.  And while the statewide... Read More.
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Walnut Grove Inmate Caught in Texas

An inmate assigned to the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility who escaped in Lauderdale County last week has been captured in Texas after a five-day manhunt.  The Miss. Department of Corrections says Ryan Young was taken into custody Monday in Port Arthur without incident.  Young... Read More.
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Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in Leake County

The National Weather Service says a weak tornado touched down Monday night east of Ofahoma.  An NWS survey team says the EF-zero storm was on the ground briefly with an estimated windspeed of 76 miles an hour, snapping one tree and uprooting another near... Read More.
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Wounded Soldier from Durant Gets New Truck

As we approach Veteran's Day this weekend, a retired Army sergeant from Durant who was wounded in combat in Afghanistan is now driving a new truck-- a gift from the Wounded Warriors Family Support group and the business services company Assurant.   Kevin Gatson was... Read More.
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Woman Gets Prison for MBCI Reservation Stabbing

FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON:  A Bogue Chitto woman was sentenced to 67 months in prison for voluntary manslaughter involving the stabbing of a man in the Bogue Chitto Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian Reservation. According to court documents,... Read More.