Wildfire Danger Climbs Again

The National Weather Service is placing most of Mississippi under an "elevated threat" of wildfires Sunday and Monday.   Forecasters say dry and breezy conditions will combine with low humidity to make the situation more favorable for wildfires.

Use Of COVID Antivirals Encouraged, Another Attala Death

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says Mississippi isn't using all the tools in its toolbox in the fight against COVID-19.   Even though case counts and hospitalizations are dropping, the virus is still causing problems across the state.   Dobbs says they're encouraging the use... Read More.

World Series Trophy Coming To Mississippi

You'll have a chance to take photos with the Atlanta Braves' World Series trophy this spring.  The tour across the Southeast will visit Pearl on May 6th as the Mississippi Braves host Pensacola at Trustmark Park.  A total of 151 trophy stops are planned... Read More.

Wildfire Danger Increasing In Mississippi

The National Weather Service has raised the wildfire danger in Mississippi a level, now calling it an "elevated threat".  It says open burning is being discouraged through Friday because dry and warmer conditions and gusty winds could lead to fires getting out of control.

Six More COVID Deaths Locally

The State Health Department on Wednesday reported 77 more COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi, including three each in Attala and Neshoba counties.  Some of the 77 deaths date back to early January.  But for the second day in a row, the number of new cases... Read More.

AAA: Gas Prices A Mixed Bag Locally

It may be little consolation that Mississippi still has the cheapest gas prices in the country as many local drivers are paying substantially more to fill up than they were a week ago.  AAA says its gas station survey shows the average price in... Read More.

Neshoba Passes 10K Covid Cases, Another Death In Leake

Neshoba County saw 148 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend pushing the total since the pandemic began to 10,070.   Leake County had the biggest Friday-Saturday-Sunday increase in this area-- with 179 new infections--  as the county's overall case count moved to 6,073.  Another... Read More.

Three Local Area COVID Deaths Reported

The State Health Department reported 48 more COVID-19 deaths Friday, including two in Neshoba County and one in Leake County.   Death certificates from last month are being reviewed and some of the 48 deaths date back to early January.    Friday's total of new... Read More.

Health Department Issues Medical Marijuana Update

The State Health Department on Friday released new information on the medical marijuana program that's being established under a new state law: The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is committed to meeting the statutory requirements of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act recently enacted by... Read More.

Thursday’s Weather: Floods, Wind And Ice

This part of central Mississippi got some rain Thursday but the showers were much heavier in the southeastern part of the state where streets were flooded.  Hattiesburg got more than four inches of rain breaking a record.  And the storms produced wind gusts that... Read More.

COVID Update: Another Death In Leake County

Another death from COVID-19 is being reported in Leake County but it's not clear when it happened.   The State Health Department says the death is among about two dozen that occurred between November 8 and January 27.   The county has seen a total of... Read More.