Neshoba County Covid Cases Still On The Rise

Neshoba County Covid-19 cases are still some of the highest in the state. A report was released Monday by MSDH stating that Neshoba county was ranked #3 for highest cases overall in the State and #4 for highest incidences. To date Neshoba has 671 positive cases, 69 of which are in LTC's. 39 People have died. Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Health officer addressed the question regarding reasons for high cases in Neshoba County. He said while some cases were... Read More.

Mid-Mississippi Libraries Reopening for Curbside Services

The Mid-Mississippi Library system is reopening on a modified basis.  It was announced at the Carthage City Hall meeting on Monday night that the Mid-Mississippi Libraries would be reopening for curbside services only. Check your local library for detailed information. Carthage-Leake County Library # is 601-267-7821, Philadelphia, Neshoba County Library # 601-656-4911 and Kosciuso-Attala County Library # is 662-289-5141.

Lincoln Park Ball League Cancelled

Lincoln Park Ball League has been cancelled for the season.  The Carthage Mayor and City Council agreed unanimously at the Monday night meeting that basketball league would be cancelled for this summer season.  The decision was reached because of continued concerns for city safety around Covid-19 transmission, especially with contact sports such as basketball. While Governor Reeves has signed orders allowing some sports to resume, there are still restrictions in place around contact sports such as basketball.

LTC Facility Covid-19 Testing Completed Across State, 26,617 people tested overall

Covid-19 testing in Long Term Care Facilities is completed. Governor Reeves and Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced that as part of a 14 day aggressive plan, 100% of all designated testing is finished. 26,617 people were tested including all employees and residents of the 211 long term care facilities across the state. According to Dr. Thomas Dobbs, State Health Director, there are 1896 diagnosed cases overall with 136 outbreak cases across the state. In our region Attala county is reporting 80... Read More.

Today in History, June 2nd

Today is Tuesday, June 2, the 154th day of 2020. There are 212 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 2, 1941, baseball's "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37. On this date: In 1886, President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, 21, in the Blue Room of the White House. (To date, Cleveland is the only president to marry in the executive mansion.) In 1897, Mark Twain was... Read More.