JACKSON, Miss.--Mississippi teachers, at almost every level of expertise and experience, make less than the average for the southeastern United States. The Mississippi Senate Education Committee held a discussion on how to change that Wednesday. "The teacher salary schedule is set by law," said Dr. Felicia Gavin, Chief of Operations with the Miss. Dept. of Education, as she rolled slides showing the teacher salary schedule. ""The teacher's salary is based on their years of experience as well as the level of... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--Fewer people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine this month, according to data from the Miss. Dept. of Health. Mississippi still has the lowest vaccine rate of any state in the country. The rate at which people get the vaccine tends to go up when the number of cases go up, and vice versa. As the Delta variant has started to slow, the number of vaccines per week has also gone down. It was at a peak in the middle... Read More.
Trees are coming down on all around the Boswell Media studio on Golf Course Road in Kosciusko. Work crews are clearing trees from around the building as work continues on erected a new radio tower. Cleaning crews from Kosciusko Water & Light, Central Electric Power Association, T&K Farms, and Johnathan Steed have been working since Monday. A tree was responsible for knocking down the station's old radio tower on Wednesday, Sept. 2. It fell... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--Mississippi has some cheap gas prices compared to the national average, but it could be cheaper, and the culprit is something that's been gone for two weeks. "Hurricane Ida is still resulting in the shutdown of millions of barrels of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico," said Patrick DeHaan with Gasbuddy.com.. "Maybe not millions at this point, but about 50 percent of offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is offline." https://twitter.com/GasBuddyGuy/status/1437476534802165768?s=20 Mississippi's average is $2.78 per gallon, compared... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--It's not heavy rain or flooding, but Nicholas, now a tropical depression, is still bringing rain to central Mississippi. It's expected to stick around, at least through Thursday. "Nicholas is gonna make a real slow eastward track," said forecaster Eric Carpenter, with the National Weather Service. https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic/status/1437982248305774593?s=20 The storm has caused flooding in Texas and Louisiana and even in south Mississippi. But, the main body of it is staying far enough south to keep the rain lighter here. "It'll continue to weaken... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--Coronavirus has killed more people in central Mississippi. But, doctors with the Miss. State Medical Assoc., believe that a treatment that has helped many people who have gotten the virus could help you if you're pregnant, even if you've just been exposed. "If you've been exposed you can get the monocolonal antibody treatment, as well to protect you from developing the disease," said Dr. Rachel Morris, an OBGYN, at the University of Mississippi Medical center, in a medical association... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--A head-on wreck resulted in the death of a man south of Philadelphia Tuesday morning. Brady Stewart, 21, was killed when the Mazda 6 he was driving hit a GMC Yukon, on Hwy. 19, south of Philadelphia, said the Miss. Highway Patrol. The driver of the Yukon was hurt and was taken to the hospital in Meridian. Troopers did not give a cause for the wreck.