On September 12th at 1:22 a.m., Philadelphia Police responded to reports of shots fired at Spaceway on Pecan Avenue. When officers arrived they were met by the shooter, 33 year old Allen Easley of Preston, MS. Easley was taken into custody without further incident. The victim of the... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--Your taxes could be going up in Philadelphia. City aldermen voted on raising over $366,000 more per year for the city budget by bumping taxes up. They had a public hearing Wednesday, the voted 3 to 2 in favor of the increase. The increase could be used to fund a raise for city employees. One alderman says he believes it will also be used to make the city more economically competitive.
WASHINGTON-President Biden and Governor Tate Reeves have had words for each other over the past week after Biden's order mandating companies to make employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. Congressman Bennie Thompson says he's A-okay with Biden's Thursday speech, in which he criticized Reeves directly. “Some of the same governors attacking me are in states with the strictest vaccine mandates for children attending school in the entire country,” said Biden. “For example in Mississippi, children are required to be vaccinated against... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--Monocolonal antibody treatments are available in every county in central Mississippi, and for now the federal government in footing the bill, according the Miss. Dept. of Health's website. "So to protect the moms and also to protect our babies, we need to prevent COVID infection and we need to look at getting the antibodies if pregnant women get COVID," said state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, in a Thursday briefing. LINK: A list of 249 places that offer monocolonal... Read More.
The East Central Community College Warriors were at home at Bailey Stadium for the first time of the 2021 season but faced the nationally ranked Jones College Bobcats. The Bobcats were leading 20-0 over the Warriors at halftime and were up 27-0 early in the fourth quarter before the Warriors removed the goose egg from the scoreboard, scoring two touchdowns. The Warriors quarterback was intercepted for a pick six with the final seconds clicking off the scoreboard to give... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--Both Leake County and Kosciusko Schools have kids in hybrid learning, alternating days in the classroom and virtual instruction. That situation could change at the end of October and it could be a sign that the pandemic is slowing in the state. "As we were working to get kids back to in-person learning this fall, Delta slowed that down a little bit. So, the board voted to allow the hybrid option again," said Pete Smith, chief of communications with... Read More.