WASHINGTON-President Biden and Governor Tate Reeves have had words for each other over the past week after Biden's order mandating companies to make employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. Congressman Bennie Thompson says he's A-okay with Biden's Thursday speech, in which he criticized Reeves directly. “Some of the same governors attacking me are in states with the strictest vaccine mandates for children attending school in the entire country,” said Biden. “For example in Mississippi, children are required to be vaccinated against... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--Monocolonal antibody treatments are available in every county in central Mississippi, and for now the federal government in footing the bill, according the Miss. Dept. of Health's website. "So to protect the moms and also to protect our babies, we need to prevent COVID infection and we need to look at getting the antibodies if pregnant women get COVID," said state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, in a Thursday briefing. LINK: A list of 249 places that offer monocolonal... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--Both Leake County and Kosciusko Schools have kids in hybrid learning, alternating days in the classroom and virtual instruction. That situation could change at the end of October and it could be a sign that the pandemic is slowing in the state. "As we were working to get kids back to in-person learning this fall, Delta slowed that down a little bit. So, the board voted to allow the hybrid option again," said Pete Smith, chief of communications with... Read More.
JACKSON, Miss.--Mississippi teachers, at almost every level of expertise and experience, make less than the average for the southeastern United States. The Mississippi Senate Education Committee held a discussion on how to change that Wednesday. "The teacher salary schedule is set by law," said Dr. Felicia Gavin, Chief of Operations with the Miss. Dept. of Education, as she rolled slides showing the teacher salary schedule. ""The teacher's salary is based on their years of experience as well as the level of... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--Fewer people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine this month, according to data from the Miss. Dept. of Health. Mississippi still has the lowest vaccine rate of any state in the country. The rate at which people get the vaccine tends to go up when the number of cases go up, and vice versa. As the Delta variant has started to slow, the number of vaccines per week has also gone down. It was at a peak in the middle... Read More.
Trees are coming down on all around the Boswell Media studio on Golf Course Road in Kosciusko. Work crews are clearing trees from around the building as work continues on erected a new radio tower. Cleaning crews from Kosciusko Water & Light, Central Electric Power Association, T&K Farms, and Johnathan Steed have been working since Monday. A tree was responsible for knocking down the station's old radio tower on Wednesday, Sept. 2. It fell... Read More.