2000 flag entries are eligible for the new state flag. According to MDAH, the Mississippi flag commissioners will now choose twenty-five flags each by August 7th. Commission members will then rank their top ten choices. During the next meeting on August 14, the commissioners will select five flags for final consideration. These five flags will be placed on the MDAH website for public comment. The final selection will be on the statewide November 3rd ballot for consideration. Chief Ben of... Read More.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2020. There are 148 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 5, 1974, the White House released transcripts of subpoenaed tape recordings showing that President Richard Nixon and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, had discussed a plan in June 1972 to use the CIA to thwart the FBI's Watergate investigation; revelation of the tape sparked Nixon's resignation. On this date: In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Adm.... Read More.
Masks will now be required statewide. Governor Reeves announced that he is signing an executive order today requiring masks in public at social events, gatherings and while shopping. The order will be effective for at least the next two weeks. It was announced today that approximately 20% of Covid-19 tests are returning positive. Before today masks were required in 37 of Mississippi 82 counties. Masks were not required in Attala, Leake, or Neshoba county. More details to come.
Today State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs MD, MPH, issued a statewide order for the Isolation of Individuals Diagnosed with COVID-19 effective immediately. The Order – issued to everyone living in Mississippi – stipulates that anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home. Dobbs explains, “We have a lot of COVID activity throughout the state right now, so it is absolutely critical that anyone infected with COVID-19, and not hospitalized, must remain in the home or other appropriate residential location for... Read More.
The lobby of the Tax Assessor/Collectors office is still closed. According to Leake County Administrator Corey Wooten, "the lobby will be closed for the remainder of this week. The office is currently drive thru only. Any address changes need to be done through the drive thru at the Tax Office. Patrons can pick up the forms, fill them out and bring them back, either through the drive thru, or leave them in the drop box." The decision to close the... Read More.
The Joe Wilcher blood drive and fundraiser continues today. The event will be at East Main Market in Carthage, Mississippi from 10:30-2:30. Tee-Shirts will also be available. Joe Wilcher was in a serious burn accident last week and is still in early stages of recovery. Any support will be greatly appreciated. Location- East Main Market, 514 East Main Street, Carthage
Philadelphia Public School District has delayed school return. School start was scheduled for August 5th but is now delayed until August 17th. The district announced the reason for the change of date is due to newly released ... Read More.
Hunter education requirements can now be met online. According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks, residents age 12 and above will be able to complete their hunter education requirement online. The internet course, Today’s Hunter in Mississippi which is video narrated and interactive will be available on mdwfp.com. The full online Hunter Education certification is available here. http://www.mdwfp.com/education-outreach/hunter-education/online-hunters-ed/ For more information call (601) 432-2181.