Long Term Care Facilities in Attala, Leake, Neshoba, and Winston still Covid-19 Negative

Long-term care facilities such as nursing homes are continuing to report zero cases of COVID-19 in the areas of Attala, Leake, Neshoba, and Winston County. According to the MSDH website, "long-term care (LTC) facilities are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure."

Carthage Names New Fire Chief

Carthage - A new Fire Chief has been appointed in Carthage, Mississippi. Longtime firefighter Lonzo Jones has been named to the position, according to the office of Mayor Mary Ann Vivians. Lonzo Jones assumes the role after the recent death of Fire Chief Robin Jones. The newly appointed Chief has spent 35 years as a member of the Carthage Fire Department.

Trump Declares Mississippi a Disaster Region

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has become the latest U.S. state declared a major disaster area by President Donald Trump amid the new coronavirus outbreak. Sunday's declaration opens the state to more federal assistance to confront the pandemic. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he has asked Trump to issue the declaration. The Mississippi Health Department says Monday that there are 1,738 positive tests for the virus and 51 deaths. Mississippi's declaration comes after a statewide stay-at-home order took... Read More.

April 6th – MSDH Reports New Covid-19 Cases in Leake, Neshoba and Winston

The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting new cases in Leake, Neshoba, and Winston Counties today. Leake is reporting 11 cases, Neshoba is reporting 11 cases, Winston is reporting 15 cases overall and Attala remains the same at 15 cases. 38 long term facility cases are reported.100 new cases are confirmed this morning with a 6% increase since Sunday. 1738 cases are reported overall statewide. 8 additional deaths are confirmed with 51 deaths overall.

Live Birthday Shout Outs Coming to Mississippi Kids from Governor Tate Reeves

Live Birthday Shout Outs are coming to Mississippi Kids from Governor Tate Reeves. The initiative launches this week during the Governor's Facebook Live news conferences. The Governor said on FB "It’s really hard for Mississippi kids to celebrate a birthday right now. Social distancing means no parties. That’s rough. If you have a daughter or son that would want a shout out from the Governor on their birthday this week, fill out the linked form with their name and... Read More.

Premier Medical Group Offering More PREMIER Services in Attala and Leake

More PREMIER services are being offered by Premier Medical Group. They are also adjusting hours of operation in Kosciusko and Carthage to keep you safe. Some telemedicine appointments will still be offered after clinic hours. Please continue to call first, and they will direct you. See hours below - Hours for each location are as follows: Kosciusko (662.289.1800)-7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Carthage (601.298.0333) - 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Trace Urgent Care (662.289.9155) - 7:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

SBA Streamlines Economic Injury Loan Application

A streamlined economic injury loan application is now available through the SBA website. The Small Business Administration is collecting the requested information to make loans available under SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program to the qualified entities that are impacted by COVID-19, according SBA's website. "The information will be used in determining whether the applicant is eligible for the loan."