MMSA Awards Community Development Grant to Philadelphia Main Street

A Community Development Grant has been awarded to Philadelphia Main Street by Mississippi Main Street Association. Philadelphia Main Street is working to restore a pocket park that was destroyed by a tornado in April 2019. They will use the grant funds to hire an architect to draw renderings for the park improvements. "MMSA is proud to award communities with Community Development funds that will help them achieve successful projects in downtown business districts this year," said Thomas Gregory, MMSA... Read More.

Ag Commissioner Provides Guidance on Essential Ag-Related Businesses to Industry

 JACKSON, Miss. – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson provided a letter and additional guidance to members of the agriculture and commerce sectors regarding the operation of essential agribusinesses during the statewide “Shelter in Place,” which was established by Executive Order 1466 and signed by Governor Tate Reeves on April 1, 2020. “As a result of the many questions that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has received from those in... Read More.

April 2nd-MSDH Reports New Cases in Attala and Leake County

The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting new cases in Attala and Leake County. Attala County is reporting 12 cases overall and Leake County is reporting 6 cases overall. Winston County remains at 9 cases and Neshoba County is reporting 5 cases overall including 1 long term care case. 104 new cases are confirmed this morning with 1177 cases overall statewide.  4 additional deaths are confirmed with 26 overall.  

ECCC Names Rahim Lockhart New Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Former Ole Miss basketball standout and Rebel assistant coach Rahim Lockhart is the new head men’s basketball coach at East Central Community College (ECCC) in Decatur. Lockhart served as interim head men’s basketball coach at ECCC during a portion of the 2019-20 season, compiling a 7-12 record after taking over the team in late November. The search for a permanent head coach began on Feb. 21, a day after the completion of the 2019-20 season. “ECCC continues to prepare for the future,... Read More.

Agricultural Commissioner Encourages Home Gardening

Local) Now is the time to plant a garden. The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has developed an information sheet with gardening tips and a resource list to assist with getting started. "Growing a garden isn’t difficult. The hardest part is selecting what you would like to plant," said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. "Many are spending more time at home and children are learning from home. I want to encourage everyone to plant a home... Read More.

Leake County School District Closing & Suspension Updates

  Leake- The Leake County School District will comply with Governor Tate Reeves Shelter-in-Place Order. "All schools and district offices will be closed April 6th through April 17th. We will also suspend the Grab and Go lunch program effective Monday, April 6th until further notice, " according to Yvette B. Young, Superintendent. "The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance at this time. Thank you for you cooperation!"  

Mississippi Shelter in Place Restrictions and Guidelines

Mississippi Shelter in Place Guidelines to be implemented Friday, April 3rd at 5pm as follows: 1)Individuals are to stay at home except for the limited allowances in the executive order. 2)When outside of their homes, people must follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and avoid groups of 10 or more. 3)Evictions are suspended, though people are still required to pay any rent or make any mortgage payments. 4)All nonessential businesses are to stop all activities other than those... Read More.