Update: McMillan Park Closed Till Further Notice!

McMillan Park is closed until further notice. Citing an increase of COVID-19 cases in the Carthage community, Mayor Vivians announced the closing Wednesday night. In the meantime the Park will be completely sanitized again. The walking trail will remain open.  Update - The entire park will be reopened to the public later today after an additional sanitation process.

Update: Carthage City Hall Lobby Closed!

The Carthage City Hall lobby is closed. Mayor Vivians announced tonight that the closure was based on a decision to sanitize the building again. She went on to say that there had been an increase of COVID-19 cases in the community. The drop box is open and staff is available by phone at 601-267-8322.  *City Hall will provide an update about a re-opening date. ******Morning Update - Upon reaching out to the Mayor for further details, it has been... Read More.

Leake County Landfill Modifies Schedule, Revises Rates

Leake County Landfill is modifying it's hours of operation as well as rates. Mayor Vivians shared an announcement stating that moving forward the landfill will only be open on Saturdays during the hours of 8am-1pm. Residential rates are between $15-$35, commercial rates are between $50-$150, tires are free for residents, commercial rates start at $1.65 and go up to $90. More more information please call 601-267-7390.

No Food Donation Distribution Today in Carthage

There won't be any food donation or distribution today in Carthage. Food donation and distribution has been provided in Carthage over recent weeks. According to Mayor Vivians there will be an announcement or outreach when food pickup and distribution will be available again in the area. This applies to churches as well as individuals. .

Carthage City Wide Trash Pickup Coming July 22nd-23rd

City Wide trash pickup is coming soon. Mayor Vivians announced yesterday that plans are in place for July 22nd and July 23rd as one time pickup dates. Items deemed approved for pickup are trash, debris, household furniture, mattresses and other household items. Items that are not accepted include, tires, microwaves, vehicles, kitchen appliances, washer dryer machines, computers, and televisions. Clean up times are 7a.m.-4p.m. on July 22nd-23rd.

New Updates Announced for Fall Ball

New updates are being announced for Fall Ball! Mcmillan Softball and Baseball League is returning for the Fall season. Mayor Vivians announced that the revised fee is $40. Applications will be available starting July 13th. Teams will be chosen in August. Players age range group will remain the same as last spring. Mayor Vivians also said "the season length would be based on how many people sign up." The league schedule was cut short and then cancelled in the spring... Read More.

Garbage Pickup Schedule Changes This Week

Garbage pickup schedule changes this week. As of July 1st garbage pickup will be once a week in Carthage according to Mayor Vivians. If your old pickup dates were Monday and Wednesday the new day will be Monday only. If your pickup days were Tuesday and Friday the new pickup day is Tuesday only. Also, the City of Carthage will provide new garbage cans to residents. Mayor Vivians went on to say the reason a revision was put in... Read More.

Senator Jenifer Branning Responds to Flag Change

Kicks 96 reached out to Senator Jenifer Branning regarding the flag change decision. Here is her response. "I fought hard today to protect the right of Mississippians to vote on the flag issue as promised. Even though the vote to decommission the current flag prevailed, I am still proud to be a Mississippian and look forward to continue working with my colleagues for a better MISSISSIPPI." More shall be revealed in the days to come.