Hospitalization Rates Up 250% as Testing Continues In Neshoba

Covid testing will continue this week at Neshoba General. The testing line will be open again today at 8:00 am to pre-register for COVID screening. Testing dates and times will be revised starting today in an effort to reallocate resources to respond to shortage areas, according to hospital officials. Neshoba General CEO Lee McCall said on twitter... Read More.

SNAP Benefits to Increase 25%

The USDA is set to permanently boost food stamp benefits by 25%. The Biden administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food stamp assistance available to needy families—the largest single increase in the program’s history. Starting in October, average benefits for food stamps — officially known as the SNAP program — will rise more than 25 percent above pre-pandemic levels. The increased assistance will be available indefinitely to all 42 million SNAP beneficiaries according... Read More.
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Free Covid Testing Tuesday and Wednesday in Leake County

Free Covid testing will be available tomorrow and Wednesday at the Leake County Health Department. Due to high demand for testing the MSDH recommends that you call in advance for an appointment by calling 601-496-7200 from (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday) or complete the UMMC COVID-19 online patient Screening form. You can also contact the Leake County Health Department directly at 601-267-3072. Free testing will also be offered daily in Jackson. For additional... Read More.

The Puppy Dog Scam Report

Another Day, another Scam, and this time it has to do with puppy dogs. There were recent reports in our area of people listing puppies for sale on Craig’s List, requesting the money in advance, and then giving a local home address as the pick up location. The problem is the location was a vacant house, and the dog didn’t exist. The BBB reminds us never to transfer money in advance before seeing and signing off on services, merchandise,... Read More.
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Carthage City Court Update

All Carthage City Court cases for August have been postponed. However, court will be back in session in September on 9/7, and 9/21. If you had a court case scheduled for this month a notification has been sent out with a new court date set. All court buildings are open at this time but social distancing and mask requirements are in place. All of these steps were put in place due to the rise of Covid cases, according to... Read More.
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Rent and Utility Money Assistance Deadline Approaching

Rent and utility money is still available. Approximately $25 million can be allocated to Mississippians through September 30th, according to state officials. These resources are part of the Rental Assistance for Mississippi Program, also known as RAMP. The program provides rent and or utilities for eligible renters and or landlords impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic. This could include coverage dating back to March 2020. All counties in Mississippi are eligible, so if you... Read More.

Elevated Risk for Dangerous Heat Conditions Extended

Dangerous heat stress conditions are expected to continue over much of the area through Friday, according to the National Weather Service In Jackson. Afternoon heat index values will climb to between 105-110 degrees. Increasing rain chances across central-southeast Mississippi will lead to less oppressive, but still increased heat stress due to humidity. Heat indices will continue to climb to near 105 degrees.