Not Much Movement On Gas Prices Locally

This week begins the same way last week ended in this part of central Mississippi-- with gas prices hovering near the $4 mark in two of the local counties and slightly cheaper in a third.  AAA says the average price in Attala County is... Read More.

Charges Filed In Newton County Murders

From Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington: "The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) and the Newton County Sheriff’s Department have formally charged Austin Harrell and Shaunna Reynolds with the murders of Breanna Strickland and Kaitlyn Goolsby. An initial appearance was held Friday morning... Read More.

Gas Prices Continue Slow Fall– In Most Places

There are some exceptions-- but gas prices across Mississippi are edging downward.  AAA says the average price statewide today is $3.95, about a penny less than Thursday.  The auto club says Attala County has seen its average price drop by twice as much to... Read More.

Marty Stuart To Preview New Museum Exhibit

A country music legend who hails from Philadelphia will be at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson Monday to preview his new exhibit, The World of Marty Stuart.  The exhibit features artifacts from Stuart as well as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and... Read More.

Latest Pearl River Flood Updates

From the National Weather Service:   ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING... * WHAT...MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * WHERE...PEARL RIVER NEAR CARTHAGE. * WHEN...UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - AT 7:45 AM CDT WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.1 FEET. -... Read More.

Rankin Crash Kills Carthage Man

The Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck in Rankin County that killed a Carthage man.  Troopers say two vehicles were involved in the crash Tuesday morning on Highway 25 southwest of Ludlow.   The victim was identified as Jose Melendez, 66.

Hosemann Wants State Gas Tax Suspended

A small part of what we’re paying for gas is the state fuel tax of 18.4 cents per gallon.  And Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann says that’s a tax we could do without—for six months.   He’s proposing suspending the tax as Mississippi and the rest... Read More.

Five More Local COVID Deaths Reported

The State Health Department says five more COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the local area since last Monday.   Three of the deaths were in Leake County with one each in Attala and Neshoba counties.   The Health Department is no longer providing daily county-level... Read More.

Governor Signs CRT Ban

Governor Reeves on Monday signed legislation to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities.  Senate Bill 2113 says students should not be taught that "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or... Read More.

Captured: Person Of Interest In Newton County Murders

A man investigators have been looking for in connection with a double homicide in Newton County was captured Saturday along with a female companion.   The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has identified Austin Harrell as a person of interest in the case.  He and Shaunna... Read More.

Newton Homicide Victims Identified

The two young women found murdered near the Newton-Scott county line last week have been identified as Breanna Strickland, 26, and Kaitlyn Goolsby, 24.   The Choctaw Police Department released the information Thursday and said the investigation is continuing.  The bodies were discovered last Friday... Read More.