Reeves Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Governor Reeves has made his decision on legislation establishing a medical marijuana program in Mississippi.   He took to Facebook Thursday afternoon to issue a statement: The “medical marijuana bill” has consumed an enormous amount of space on the... Read More.

More COVID Deaths Discovered In Leake And Neshoba

As the State Health Department continues to play catch up on COVID-19 deaths,  it reported 126 more on Wednesday-- four of them in Leake County and two in Neshoba County.  Some of the deaths were recent but others could date back months, discovered during... Read More.

COVID Deaths In Mississippi Pass 11K, Eight More Locally

As the State Heath Department combs through death certificates from January, it's finding more that are being linked to COVID-19, pushing Mississippi's total since the pandemic began to 11,044-- including eight more deaths in the local area.   Four deaths in Attala County and two... Read More.

Senate Unveils Tax Relief Plan

Another plan at the State Capitol to provide some tax relief.  Tuesday, a $446 million proposal was unveiled in the Senate that would include:An immediate ​reduction in the grocery tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, An immediate elimination of the state car tag... Read More.

Heavy Rain This Week May Cause Flooding

The National Weather Service says heavy rain this week could touch off some localized flash flooding and minor river flooding across much of Mississippi.   Two to four inch rainfall amounts are expected on Thursday.

COVID Deaths Reported In Neshoba, Leake and Attala

The State Health Department on Monday reported 104 more COVID-19 deaths across Mississippi, including four in Neshoba County and one each in Attala and Leake counties.   Most of the deaths occurred during the first half of January and are just now being reported after... Read More.

Silver Alert For Carroll County Man Cancelled

The Silver Alert issued Friday night for 86-year-old Edward Gatewood of Coila, MS, in Carroll County has been cancelled.  The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says Gatewood has been located and is safe.

Three More Local COVID Deaths Reported

Two Attala County residents and one from Leake County are among the 25 deaths reported in Friday's COVID-19 update from the State Department of Health.   The deaths occurred between January 14th and January 27th.   Since the pandemic began, 93 deaths in Attala County and... Read More.

Another Child Dies From COVID

A tenth Mississippi child has died of COVID-19.  The State Health Department doesn't release any details about pediatric deaths including the exact age or home county.  So far, one infant under one year of age has died along with two children between one and... Read More.

Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Final Legislative Approval

The Mississippi House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a bill that establishes a medical marijuana program in Mississippi.  The Senate passed the bill 46-4 with one member voting present.  And the House voted 103-13 in favor of the legislation which... Read More.

COVID Cases Up– Almost All Are Omicron

Just when it looked like COVID-19 cases in Mississippi might be starting to peak, the numbers have jumped again.  The State Health Department reported 6,596 new cases Wednesday, including 99 in Neshoba County, 43 in Leake County and 38 in Attala County.   State Health... Read More.

Wildfire Danger In Attala County Today

The passage of a cold front has created conditions that increase the danger of wildfire across parts of northern and central Mississippi including Attala County today.  The National Weather Service says low humidity and breezy winds could allow any fires that break out to... Read More.