Weekly garbage pickup continues. According to Carthage city hall there have been concerns about excess garbage bags on the side of road. Mayor Vivians said "garbage can only be picked up if it is inside the large green can. Plastic bags outside of the can not be picked up." For more information or concerns call City Hall 601-267-8322
All Carthage water bills are due today. According to City Hall, late fees will be added if not paid by end of day today. Also, late notices will no longer be sent. If bills are not paid in full by the 20th, water will be disconnected on the following day, the 21st. ***** For all disconnections there will be a $50 reconnect fee, and the entire bill must be paid at that time according to City Hall.
School meals are now available. According to the LCSD, meals will be offered again starting today. One breakfast and lunch will be delivered to each student at designated bus stop. Meals are available Monday through Friday. There will be no additional cost. All LCSD students, including car riders, are eligible. Please contact your specific school for more details or to verify bus route. Hybrid learning launches today throughout LCSD.
All Carthage community centers remain closed. According to Carthage City Clerk Penny Spears, the extension was made as a continuance of a decision reached in early July. Included are McMillan Park Community Center and Trustmark Park. The Coliseum and Lincoln Park remain closed for renovations. Closures remain in effect until the next city council meeting on September 8th. The decision was made due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in the region, followed by a statewide mandate limiting events to... Read More.
Free Covid-19 testing is available now in Carthage. The mobile testing is on site now at Lincoln Park. An application can be filled at the testing location! Where-Lincoln Park Community Center 411 Hayes Street, Carthage. Time-Between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. *Insurance and Family Income information is not necessary. Testing is free and provided by Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center
Thrifty Nickel has donated furniture to the Carthage Police department. According to Police Chief Clay "Thrifty Nickel assisted with items to aid in the beautification of the interior building. These items ranged from office furniture to wall decor." Ricky Rogers said "we were happy to donate to Carthage Police Department. And while we are a thrift shop and collect donations, many times we turn around and donate to people and organizations all over the area. If people need something... Read More.
Virtual Learners can participate in extracurriculars activities. LCSD board member Debra Merkison Payton said that following a vote, virtual learning students will be able to participate in activities. See official statement below. From Board Member Debra Merkison Payton- Speaking on behalf of LCSD, the Board and the Superintendent: "Due to the pandemic, many students & parents were worried that virtual learning would take away the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities.... Read More.