COVID Numbers Continue To Fall

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.

Dobbs: Boosters Are Saving Lives, Hospital Trips

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.

River Flood Warning Cancelled

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.

State Grants Awarded To Two Local Projects

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.

COVID Numbers Dip Slightly

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.

Flood Warning Issued For Pearl River

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.

House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

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.

COVID Update: Attala Death Reported

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.

Four-Day COVID Total: 22,456

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.