The Milwaukee Tool Drive Thru job fair is today. According to Governor Reeves "Milwaukee Tool is expanding operations to Grenada with 800 jobs and adding 1200 high-paying jobs to our state’s workforce. They will have over 3500 Mississippians employed after expansion, making them one of our largest employers." The job fair will be at Hawkins Field Airport today between 9am-12pm. for Application -
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.
Groundbreaking for the New Magnolia Gardens is tomorrow at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. According to the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, "the New Magnolia Gardens is a cooperative project, involving the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, the Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. and ARK Design + Build, and Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce." Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson will break ground for the new gardens at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum... Read More.
1,575,798 vaccines have been administered in Mississippi with 1,866,075 distributed. 9762 people have been vaccinated from Attala, 9764 people from Leake, 9824 from Neshoba, and 9084 from Winston county. Vaccines have now been distributed in multiple venues around the state. Governor Reeves announced vaccination eligibility has now expanded to ages 16 and over. Vaccines will be distributed in multiple locations in our region this week including the Neshoba Coliseum.
The Choctaw Indian Fair is back. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has announced that 71st edition of the Choctaw Indian Fair will take place July 14-17, 2021, in Choctaw, Mississippi. Taking the Main Stage at this year’s festivities are top Country and Contemporary Christian music artists. The Fair was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For a list of participating artists and the schedule see below. Thursday, July 15,... Read More.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S. The jury deliberated about 10 hours over two days in a city on edge against another outbreak of unrest. Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on or close to the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for... Read More.