AAA: Gas Now Averaging Less Than $3 in MS

The average price of gas in Mississippi has dropped below $3 a gallon for the first time since mid-July.  AAA says, statewide, prices Friday morning were averaging around $2.99.  That's down 26 cents in the past month.  GasBuddy.com was reporting Friday that, while prices... Read More.
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Feds Announce Arrest in Reservation Murder

FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON:  On October 19, 2023, a Red Water man was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging murder in the second degree. According to court documents, Montero Ray Willis, 21, was charged in the criminal complaint which alleged... Read More.
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Fires Top 1,000 Across MS

Current burn bans (Source: MFC)  The number of wildfires in Mississippi since Aug. 1 has climbed above a thousand with over 16,000 acres burned threatening almost 2,000 structures.  The Mississippi Forestry Commission is urging the public to continue paying attention to local burn bans because... Read More.
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Philadelphia Firefighter to Graduate from Fire Academy

A member of the Philadelphia Fire Department has completed training at the State Fire Academy.   Parker McWhirter is a member of Firefighter Class 205 which will graduate Thursday after a seven-week course.  McWhirter is among 25 class members.
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Gas Prices Falling But War Could Bring Changes

There’s concern that the war in the Middle East could eventually result in higher gas prices in this country.   But not yet.  The average price at the pumps in Mississippi continues to drop, down  18 cents in the past three weeks.  AAA says gas... Read More.
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Neshoba Schools Ranked in the Top 5 Statewide

Last year, the Neshoba County school district earned an "A" rating for the first time.  A year later, it's not only done it again, but this time it tied for fourth for the highest number of points among school districts statewide...."Any time you can... Read More.
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New Initiatives Would Mean More Money for Local Hospitals

A new plan to reimburse Mississippi hospitals for treating Medicaid patients would pump hundreds of thousands of extra dollars into local medical facilities-- and would mean millions more for some hospitals.  Figures that Governor Reeves' office has released show that Baptist Medical Center-Attala would... Read More.
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Trace Named “Hidden Gem” for Fall Foliage

It won't be long before we start seeing some nice fall foliage in Mississippi.  And a survey done by a company which makes photo books has identified the Natchez Trace as this state's number-1 "hidden gem" when it comes to viewing colorful leaves.  People... Read More.
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Orchestra President Previews Kosy Concert

A big concert for a small town.  The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs in Kosciusko Thursday night."We feel it's very, very important to expose as many people as we can to the joy of music and experiencing the music, live music, high quality live music... Read More.
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$10K Lottery Ticket Unclaimed in Philadelphia

Somebody who bought a lottery ticket in Philadelphia back in the spring is about to lose a lot of money, unless they act quickly."One person for the Mar. 28th drawing of Mega Millions won $10,000 on a ticket," says Meg Annison with the Mississippi... Read More.
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Wildfire Danger Extends Through Friday

With no rain forecast, the threat of wildfires will continue across Mississippi through Friday.  The National Weather Service has expanded its Level-1 "limited" threat to cover the entire local area.   Low humidity and gusty winds will combine with the continued drought to create favorable... Read More.