Mississippi House panel OKs bill to phase out income tax

The Mississippi House is working on a proposal to phase out the state income tax, reduce the sales tax on groceries and increase the sales tax on many other items. The House Ways and Means Committee passed the first version of the proposal Tuesday. The bill moves to the full House. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn says eliminating the income tax is his priority. The House plan would reduce the grocery tax from 7% to 4% over six years, beginning this... Read More.

Mississippi sets patient transfer order amid COVID-19 surge

The Mississippi Health Department is ordering all hospitals in the state to allow the transfer of critically ill patients. It's an effort to help people in rural areas receive care as the state continues to see a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. The department said Tuesday that a system called Mississippi MED-COM will direct patients to places that have space and resources. The University of Mississippi Medical Center often takes transfer patients from smaller hospitals. Leaders at UMMC say that the medical center... Read More.
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School Closure: Leake Academy closed due to COVID

Leake Academy has announced that they will be closed the rest of the week as well as Monday. Teachers and students will return to school on Tuesday January 18th. The following message was sent out to parents this afternoon: "Due to the increasing number of COVID cases, Leake Academy is experiencing a teacher shortage and a high number of student absences. Therefore, we feel that it is necessary to close school for the remainder of the week. We will return to... Read More.

Neshoba County makes plans to allocate American Rescue Plan funds

Neshoba County is making plans to allocate the 5.6 Million total funding it will receive as part of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, a part of the American Rescue Plan. According to Neshoba County Administrator Jeff Mayo, the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors has allocated $254,000 to be used in conjunction with Emergency Medical Service Operating Funds to acquire two new ambulances for the Neshoba County Ambulance Enterprise to be delivered in the first quarter... Read More.
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EC Warriors Big Win over Hinds Bulldogs 104-74

The East Central Community College Warriors basketball team played at home tonight at Brackeen-Wood Gymnasium in Decatur hosting the Hinds Community College Bulldogs. The Warriors came away with a big win defeating the Bulldogs by 30 points, 104-74. The Warriors took the lead early in the game and enjoyed a 20 point lead at the end of the first half, 48-28. The Warriors continued to press in the second half  winning by 30 points, 104-74. With tonight's win the... Read More.

B-MO in the MO’rning – January 10th (Audio)

B-MO in the MO'rning - This morning on your "official rodeo radio station, "Brother Breck" filled in for Randy Bell in the MaxxSouth Broadband News and Weather Center and the boys discussed a variety of topics such as the Southeastern Professionals Final Rodeo, as it's set to return to the Neshoba County Coliseum on February 4th and 5th. Featuring events like Calf Roping, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding,... Read More.