COVID Update: Numbers Down, Vaccine for Kids

There weren't as many COVID infections reported in this part of central Mississippi last week.  The State Health Department said Wednesday that there were 18 new cases in Leake County, 15 in Attala County and only six in Neshoba County.  The total for the... Read More.

AAA: Gas Prices Down 6 Cents in 2 Weeks

A spike in gas prices peaked in Mississippi about two weeks ago.  Since then, AAA says the average price statewide has fallen about six cents to just under $3.27.  Locally, pump prices continue running higher than the statewide average.  The auto club says Neshoba... Read More.

Gun Conviction Sends Philly Man to Prison

FROM THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN JACKSON:   A Philadelphia, Mississippi man was sentenced to 222 months in prison for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the... Read More.

Two More Local COVID Deaths Reported

The State Health Department is reporting new COVID deaths in Attala and Neshoba counties.  The two were identified from recently reviewed death certificate reports, the deaths occurring between August 20th and October 7th.  Since last Tuesday, Leake County has reported 21 new COVID cases,... Read More.

Three Arrested in Multi-County ATV Thefts

Investigators in Neshoba County say they've broken up a ring of thieves who've been stealing ATVs.  Sheriff Eric Clark says the three men had been roommates and worked together to scout possible targets and take the ATVs.   He says three of the seven thefts... Read More.

AAA: Gas Price Spike May Be Peaking

Gas prices in Mississippi may have gone as high as they're going to go this time.  AAA says with oil prices dropping, we can look for prices at the pump to do likewise barring unexpected developments impacting fuel supplies.  The auto club says it... Read More.

Severe Storms Produce Scattered Damage, Large Hail

There wasn't much wind damage reported in Mississippi after severe storms swept through the state yesterday and last night.   In Lauderdale County, a roof was damaged and power lines were knocked down in Monroe County.  Trees were blown down in Columbus and Starkville.   And... Read More.

More Monkeypox, Fewer COVID Cases

There's been a sixth case of monkeypox in the public health district which includes Attala County.  As it's done with previous cases, the State Health Department isn't specifying which of the nine counties in the district is reporting the latest case.   Statewide, there've now... Read More.