Choctaw Firefighters Graduate From Academy

Two members of the Choctaw Fire Department are graduating from the State Fire Academy Thursday.   Peyton Bell and Cobi B John are among 17 members of Firefighter Class 198.   They completed an intense seven-week course including online, classroom, and hands-on instruction in the areas... Read More.

Two More Local COVID Deaths Reported

COVID-19 is being blamed for the deaths of two more people in this part of central Mississippi.  The State Health Department is reporting that a Leake County resident and another from Neshoba County died during the last two weeks.  The number of new infections... Read More.

AAA: Gas Price Decline in MS Slowing

Montgomery County has joined the Under 3 Dollars Club.  AAA says it’s now one of nine counties in Mississippi with an average gas price below 3 bucks.  Most of those are south of I-20 but in this part of the state, there’s Montgomery at... Read More.

Entergy to Provide $3.2 Million in Power Bill Assistance

The $80 rebates that Entergy Mississippi customers are getting this month won't be the only assistance the company provides to help with the high cost of electricity.  Wednesday, it announced Operation Bill Assist, a $3.2 million shareholder-funded program which focuses mainly on low and... Read More.

Local COVID Update: Numbers Down in the Past Week

The COVID-19 numbers are looking better in this part of central Mississippi.  The State Health Department says there were only 26 new cases reported in the past week in Neshoba County, 20 in Leake County and 11 in Attala County.   The total of 57... Read More.

Health Department Recommending New COVID Booster

The State Health Department is urging Mississippians to get the new and improved COVID-19 booster shot.  And county health departments are now offering free vaccinations by appointment.   The bivalent vaccine provides better protection against the original COVID strain and the omicron variants responsible for... Read More.

Hyde-Smith Wants Relief Funds Used for Scholarships

Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith wants to make sure that federal COVID relief money sent to the schools doesn't go to waste.  She's cosponsoring legislation in Washington allowing states and school districts to use their leftover funds for scholarships for students from low-income families-- who... Read More.

Monkeypox Cases Up Statewide, Area Numbers Stable

While the number of monkeypox cases in Mississippi continues to grow, there haven't been any additional cases in this part of the state.  The Health Department says the statewide total is now 52.  Most of those are in and around the Jackson area.   The... Read More.