(AP) — The state of Mississippi is officially ending Prohibition. New legislation signed by Gov. Tate Reeves allows possession of alcohol in all of Mississippi's 82 counties. It will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The current law stipulates that every county in Mississippi is a dry county. However, local governments can hold elections where residents can vote to allow spirits if they want. The new law will allow counties to do the opposite. All counties will automatically... Read More.
SNAP Benefits are coming. The Mississippi Dept. Human of Services announced that SNAP benefits will arrive July 15th. "We are working with our team that is creating the system to release Supplemental SNAP benefits to those who qualify as efficiently as possible." Benefits had been on hold awaiting FNS approval of emergency allotments. Approval has been announced.
Questions were asked throughout the day regarding the closing and reopening of McMillan Park following a sanitization process. Carthage Mayor Mary Ann Vivians has released the following announcement. "Due to the possible spread of the Coronavirus at McMillan Park last Saturday, the park was shut down and sanitized. We encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing, wash hands on a regular basis and wear a face covering. It is important to protect yourself and others." **As of late... Read More.
A main water line is broken. Sherry Leflore of City Hall announced that a main water line was broken on Rushing Street. "If you live in this area you may experience low water pressure. The City Water Dept is reparing the problem. Thank you for your patience." Kicks will provide updates.
Dr. Brent Gregory’s goal was never to be just a college president. His goal was to be the president of East Central Community College. Yesterday, the Nanih Waiya native and ECCC alumnus officially achieved that goal as he walked into the Arno Vincent Administration Building on the campus in Decatur as the institution’s ninth president. Gregory, who previously served as vice president for student affairs at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, replaced Dr. Billy Stewart, the college’s eighth president who... Read More.
The new garbage cans are here. New and very large garbage cans were distributed in Carthage yesterday. As part of a new city initiative that will change service to weekly pickup, new cans are being delivered to residents. Mayor Vivians shared that "If you have not received a new can please call City Hall at 601-267-8322."