Choctaw Indians Bear Brunt Of Virus In Mississippi

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — As confirmed coronavirus cases skyrocket in Mississippi, the state's only federally recognized American Indian tribe has been devastated. COVID-19 has ripped through Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indian families. Almost 10% of the tribe's roughly 11,000 members have tested positive for the virus. More than 75 have died. The tribal economy is suffering. The tribal high school's valedictorian lost her mother around the time of graduation. Family members remembered Sharon Taylor as a loving mother and... Read More.

State Health Officer issues immediate statewide isolation order for anyone diagnose with COVID-19

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.

Choctaw Tribal Schools- Grab and Go Meals Available 8/6-8/28!

Grab and Go Meals are back this Thursday! Choctaw Tribal Schools are providing the meals between August 6 through August 28 between 11:00am-1:00pm. Meals will be served drive by style at respective schools and are available for children up to age 18 years. In order for meals to be picked up, the children must be in the car each day or a parent pick-up approval form... Read More.

ECCC Adult Education Program to Hold ‘Meet the Teacher’ Open House Wednesday

Those interested in the many educational opportunities offered through East Central Community College’s Adult Education Program are invited to a “Meet the Teacher” Open House scheduled for this Wednesday, Aug. 5, on the campus in Decatur. The informational event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 213 of Rives Hall, which is located on the South campus behind Ethridge Hall just off Broad Street. For social distancing best practices, prospective students are asked to schedule 15-minute individual... Read More.