Several fake $100 bills have been found in and around Kosciusko. Chief of Police Hebert Dew said several people have turned in stacks of the fake bills to the police department. If the money were real, Dew estimates it would be around $14,000 to $15,000. Some locations where the money was found include the Attala County Library, S Natchez St., E Adams St, and several locations on Huntington Street. The money appears to be prop money that's used in movies. Some of the... Read More.
If you missed the main event this morning you missed Mississippi's Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, Andy Gipson, talking about those chinese seeds, local farmers markets and the big food distribution tomorrow in Jackson. Click the link to hear the whole interview
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce will be joining with the USDA, Merchants Foodservice, The Dairy Alliance, Borden Dairy, and Cal-Maine Foods for the “Farmers to Families” Food Box program to distribute 1,400 dairy boxes, 2,200 gallons of milk and 42,000 eggs. Distribution will take place on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m.. Entry will be at a Gate 1 on Jefferson Street, and exit will be at Gate 6 on Greymont Street in Jackson.
Carthage Mayor Mary Ann Vivians is under quarantine. She has announced that "her mother, two brothers and another family member have tested positive for Covid-19." She said "I am fine and working from home." A long time advocate for protective measures such as social distancing and mask wearing, she continues to remind the community to be safe. She thanked everyone for prayers and said "we ask you for continued prayers for our families and remember to pray for each other.... Read More.
Hybrid learning is now scheduled to begin on Monday August 10th in Leake county. The LCSD said that the Hybrid learning method will include online learning as well as academic work packets. This method will continue until the opening of school buildings for traditional learning on September 8th. Superintendent Young said that "they believe this is the best way to eliminate learning gaps that may have occurred during the pandemic." Please contact your child's individual school for individualized instructions. More... Read More.
The 2020 Leake County Plat book is available. Main Street Chamber of Leake County has announced the release of the book. This spiral-bound book features the standard landownership map pages showing township and ranges within the county, including property boundaries for all rural parcels. In this updated edition, information also includes a current county government directory, a county road map, and more. The new Plat book is available to purchase for $50 at the Main Street Chamber of Leake... Read More.
School meals are back. According to the LCSD, meals will be offered again starting Monday, August 10th. One breakfast and lunch will be delivered to each student's designated bus stop. Meals are available Monday through Friday at no additional cost. All LCSD students including car riders are eligible. Parents are to contact schools to verify specific bus route. Please contact your specific school for more details.