New LTC active outbreak updates have been released. Neshoba County has 14 new cases including 2 health care workers and 12 residents. Winston County is reporting 2 new cases, both are health care workers. Attala and Leake report zero cases. 100% of Long Term care facility testing was recently completed. 26,617 people were tested including all employees and residents of the 211 long term care facilities across the state.
A runoff election that was delayed due to coronavirus is set for Tuesday, June 23. Voters will head to the polls in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District to elect a Republican candidate. The runoff election is between Brian Flowes and Thomas Carey. The winner will face off against Democratic incumbent Bennie Thompson in the general election in November. This election was oringinally slated for March 20, but was postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Counties in the Kicks 96 News coverage area in Mississippi's... Read More.
The Back to Business Mississippi Grant program starts today. Governor Tate Reeves announced that grant program applications are available online starting today at noon. Grants will be available for businesses with 50 employees or less that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Amounts range from $1,500 to $25,000 and the grants can cover mortgage interest, rent, payroll, utilities and other expenses related to the pandemic. For more information or to apply see www.backtobusinessms.org $300 Million is being designated to... Read More.
Community transmission continues to be the main focus for Covid-19 transmission. Gov Reeves expressed concern saying "Covid-19 is not over and urged people to stay in the fight and be vigilant." Social gatherings such as protests and summer events combined with lack of social distancing or mask wearing are considered to be main threats for a possible resurgence in numbers. Today MSDH is reporting 498 new Covid-19 cases statewide. Attala is reporting 317 cases, Leake reports 466 cases, Neshoba... Read More.
FREE Covid testing will be available in Attala county on June 13th. UMMC and the MSDH are providing free drive-through Covid-19 testing at the Attala County Coliseum. "Anyone who has crossed paths with a Covid-19 positive person or who is experiencing any symptoms can now get tested but you must pre-register," according to UMMC. To schedule an appointment register with the C Spire app, see link- https://www.umc.edu/CoronaVirus/COVID-19-Testing/Home.html or call 601-496-7200 if you do not have a smart phone. You... Read More.
On 06/04/2020, Jamey Hutchison, a 32-year-old white male, was arrested for petit larceny, trespassing, and felony possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine). An investigation by the Attala Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of Hutchison and other charges may be forthcoming from other jurisdictions in the surrounding area. Hutchison was transported to the Leake County Jail where Mississippi Department of Corrections placed a hold on him. Chief Investigator Mark Hill and K-9 Deputy Scott Chunn made the arrest. Also, 05/31/2020, Joe Coleman Jr,.... Read More.
The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System is resuming partial services for all branch locations on June 8 in accordance with the library’s phased reopening plan. Patrons will be permitted inside library buildings to browse collections of “grab & go” books and movies plus request other items, schedule 30-minute public access computer sessions, and request copy/fax/print/scanning document services. To help ensure the safety of library guests and staff, patrons will be required to wear a mask to enter library buildings, strict building capacity... Read More.