A fire danger alert continues today in our region. The National Weather Service in Jackson says with the combination of very low humidity, dry conditions and strong northerly winds, extra caution is advised with open burning. Dispose of cigarettes properly. not on ground. Don't let trailer chains drag on the roadways. Increased potential for hazardous conditions expands this afternoon.
The Covid-19 vaccine will once again be available today in Carthage. Offered as part of a drive-thru service provided by G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center, testing for Covid-19, HIV, blood glucose, and blood pressure rates will also be available. Appointments are not mandatory. Bring insurance cards if possible. Regardless, no one will be turned away. The event will be at McMillan Park between 10am-2pm. For more information call 601-859-5213
A complete power outage was reported in Walnut Grove last Thursday morning. Mississippi Power said a tree fell across the transmission line south of the Grove breaking two lines. Mayor Brian Gomillion confirmed that the power outage went on for several hours partly because Walnut Grove lies at the end of one of Mississippi Power's northern most transmission lines. Gomillion said that the new Solar Farm with Battery Backup that is being... Read More.
At approximately 10:04 pm Carthage Police became involved in a high speed pursuit beginning in the Carthage city limits and continuing all the way to Kosciusko. When the car crossed over the county line Attala Deputies began to pursue the car as well. The driver continued into the city limits with Carthage Police, Kosciusko Police, and Attala Deputies all involved. The chase continued through Veterans Memorial Driver, Hwy. 12, and Hwy. 43 North. Once the driver reached the intersection of Hwy. 43 North... Read More.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is open to through traffic from Milepost 115 to 135. Riverbend, Cypress Swamp, and a section of the Yockanookany trail remain closed at this time. Motorists and cyclists are able to travel the full length of the Parkway once again. Clean-up work continues on the roadway, at Cypress Swamp, at Riverbend, and on the Yockanookany trail. One-lane closures may be utilized as work continues along the shoulder of the Parkway. Motorists should be alert and watch for workers within the vicinity. “The scenic pullouts and scenic trail closed after straight-line winds caused damage in... Read More.