COVID Update: Long Weekend Produces Low Numbers

The COVID-19 numbers the State Health Department released Tuesday covered a four-day period, averaging 467 new cases for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  In Neshoba County, there were 39 new infections reported,  Attala County had 18 and only 11 in Leake County.  But the... Read More.

Reeves Likes “Pieces” Of The Two Tax Plans

Governor Reeves is making it clear he favors elimination of the state income tax.   But he's not ready to fully support the House plan which would phase out the income tax because it also includes tax increases.   Reeves says there are "pieces" of the... Read More.

Local Stores Included In Family Dollar Recall

Stores in Kosciusko and Philadelphia are among more than 400 across the South affected by a Family Dollar recall of products shipped from a rodent-infested distribution facility in Arkansas.  The FDA is working with the company on the voluntary recall involving food, pet food,... Read More.

Scattered Damage After Severe Storms In Mississippi

A line of severe storms pushed across Mississippi Thursday, producing several tornado warnings but little damage. Some trees were blown down in the Kosciusko, Canton, Camden and Lexington areas, power line damage was reported in several locations and a home and barn in Flora... Read More.

COVID Numbers Down Sharply– More Pediatric Deaths

Health officials had predicted that the COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant that we saw in Mississippi would turn around just as dramatically.  And it's playing out this week with only 587 new cases reported on Thursday-- about half as many as Wednesday... Read More.

Nissan To Build Electric Vehicles In Canton

Governor Tate Reeves and officials from Nissan gathered today at Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant to announce the company’s plans to build two all-new, all-electric vehicles in the state. Nissan plans to invest $500 million in its Canton facility to support this project, marking... Read More.

Local Area Facing Level 3 Severe Weather Threat Today

The threat of severe weather today continues.  The National Weather Service has placed a large part of Mississippi-- including this area--  under a Level 3 "enhanced risk" of severe storms.  Damaging wind gusts and tornadoes will be possible as storms tracking across the state... Read More.

Graduation Day For Two Carthage Firefighters

Two Carthage firefighters have completed their training at the State Fire Academy in Pearl and will graduate Thursday along with 28 others from across the state.  Andrew Burnside and Taylor Nazery went through an intense seven-week course which included online, classroom, and hands-on instruction... Read More.

Neshoba County Records 227th COVID Death

As COVID-19 numbers continue to drop across Mississippi, there’s been another death blamed on the virus in Neshoba County.  That makes 227 there since the pandemic began.  That’s more than twice the number of COVID deaths in either Leake (107) or Attala (105) counties.