More indications Tuesday that COVID-19 infections may have peaked in Mississippi. The State Health Department reported 4,909 new cases-- including 84 in Neshoba County, 43 in Leake County and 27 in Attala County. Since Friday, the state has averaged 4,405 cases per day after... Read More.
Even though gas prices in Attala County have climbed an average of nine cents a gallon in the past week, it's still cheaper to fill up there than in any other county in Mississippi. AAA says the average price in Attala countywide is now... Read More.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says, in the past month, Mississippians who were fully vaccinated including a booster dose accounted for only two and a half per cent of the COVID-19 deaths in the state. Dobbs says 20 per cent of the deaths... Read More.
The State Health Department on Monday reported 12,711 new COVID-19 cases for the three-day period ending Sunday-- and 13 more deaths including one in Leake County. That's an average case count of 4,237 a day-- an improvement over the daily average for last Tuesday... Read More.
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON.... THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE PEARL RIVER ABOVE PHILADELPHIA.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - AT 8:45 AM CST SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.8 FEET. - FORECAST...THE RIVER CRESTED AND IS EXPECTED TO FALL TO 8.8 ... Read More.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded over $3 million in grants to preservation and restoration projects across the state including one in Neshoba County and another in Holmes County. Booker T. Washington School in Philadelphia will receive $115,200 for gym floor... Read More.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Mississippi dipped below 8,000 in Friday's State Health Department report. After two straight days above that mark, the new daily total was 7,509. In this part of central Mississippi, the numbers were similar to Thursday with 151... Read More.
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON: A FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MISSISSIPPI...PEARL RIVER ABOVE PHILADELPHIA AFFECTING NESHOBA COUNTY. ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...* WHAT...MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.* WHERE...PEARL RIVER ABOVE... Read More.
The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted Thursday to allow school districts to use hybrid scheduling if needed to minimize the current spread of COVID-19.The hybrid scheduling option is available immediately and will extend... Read More.
The Mississippi House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in the state. But it made some changes in the legislation that had been approved by the Senate. People who qualify for a medical marijuana card would be entitled... Read More.
After a weekend lull, Mississippi is back to some big COVID numbers. The State Health Department reported 8,460 new cases Wednesday and 48 more deaths — one of them in Attala County. It’s the county’s 91st death blamed on the virus. The upswing... Read More.
In the State Health Department's first COVID update since last Friday, the number of new cases across Mississippi totaled 22,456. But the average over the four days was 5,614-- nowhere near the record-breaking daily counts we saw last week. Neshoba County had 314 new... Read More.