MEMA issues warning about a scam

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning about an ongoing scam. In a Facebook post, the agency said scammers are claiming that FEMA is giving out $800 vouchers for disaster assistance. The post reads: "Currently, Mississippi is NOT under a major disaster declaration due to the Winter Storm. IF federal assistance is available, we will share it with you... Read More.

Mississippi Lottery adds $75M to state revenue since July

Mississippi has collected more than $75 million since July 1 from the state lottery. State law specifies that the first $80 million collected each budget year will go toward highway construction and maintenance, and the next $80 million will go to education. The budget year runs from July 1 through June 30. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is the private company that runs the lottery. It announced Thursday that the state collected $23.6 million from lottery games in January. The corporation president, Tom Shaheen,... Read More.

Family of six stranded overnight on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Leake County

A family of six traveling on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Milepost 145 was stranded overnight. A fallen tree caused their trailer to become stuck. The driver unhooked the trailer and continued driving. The vehicle slid off the roadway forcing the family to spend the night on the Parkway. With the assistance Leake County volunteer fire department, the family was rescued around noon today. Travelers are advised to stay off the Natchez Trace Parkway. There are numerous downed trees and... Read More.