Mcmillan Park will reopen today and will remain open through the holiday weekend. A complete sanitation process is taking place today. Additional details to follow.
Dr. Brent Gregory’s goal was never to be just a college president. His goal was to be the president of East Central Community College. Yesterday, the Nanih Waiya native and ECCC alumnus officially achieved that goal as he walked into the Arno Vincent Administration Building on the campus in Decatur as the institution’s ninth president. Gregory, who previously served as vice president for student affairs at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, replaced Dr. Billy Stewart, the college’s eighth president who... Read More.
The new garbage cans are here. New and very large garbage cans were distributed in Carthage yesterday. As part of a new city initiative that will change service to weekly pickup, new cans are being delivered to residents. Mayor Vivians shared that "If you have not received a new can please call City Hall at 601-267-8322."
Face Masks are required. Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben Signed Executive Order 2020-6 yesterday requiring that face masks be worn in all tribal lands. "It is in the best interest of the public, peace, health, welfare, safety and preservation of lives and protection of tribal members," Chief Ben stated in the order. Anyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask while interacting with the public on tribal lands including indoor spaces such as businesses, worship places,... Read More.
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.
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.
(AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a law banning abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus. It adds new limits in a state that already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the U.S. Supporters say the new law would prevent abortion for Down syndrome or other conditions. Opponents say it interferes with private medical decisions in a state with one abortion clinic. An abortion-rights group says nine states ban... Read More.
The Tribal Supreme Court is extending an emergency order. Chief Justice Kevin Briscoe of the MBCI has signed Emergency Administrative Order-12 due to ongoing circumstances around the Covid-19 pandemic. The order extends court restrictions which have been in place since March 17th, 2020. Included are suspension of temporary operations of all Choctaw courts with the exception of certain emergency actions. This order remains in effect until at least July 6th. For more info call - (601) 650-1658