Neshoba - The Neshoba County School District is providing free meals for children. The Grab and Go breakfast and lunch program starts this Wednesday, March 18th, until further notice. "The service is available for ages 18 and under, including infants and toddlers. Children do not have to be NCSD students and ID is not required," according to Dr. Lundy Brantley, Superintendent of Neshoba County School District. Drive through pickup is located at Neshoba Central Elementary School Campus between 10:30am... Read More.
Mississippi’s eight public universities have modified the schedules for the spring semester classes to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus. “The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are paramount,” said Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., Commissioner of Higher Education. “Our universities are modifying the schedules for the spring semester out of an abundance of caution.” All eight universities, including Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University,... Read More.
Breaking News - Tonight the Mississippi Department of Health is reporting that the first presumptive case of Corona virus has been confirmed in Forrest County. The person identified as male recently travelled to Florida. Following confirmation, he voluntarily isolated himself at home in order to prevent further transmission to others. Hospitalization has not been requested at this time. The MSDH is completing further investigation in order to limit potential spread to other individuals. Governor Tate Reeves is aware of the... Read More.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Neshoba and other counties in the Kicks96 News coverage area. Other counties covered in the watch include Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery, and Winston. The watch is in effect until 7:00 pm tonight. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable for strong to severe thunderstorms in the affected areas. Continue to monitor Kicks96news.com and other weather outlets for updates on this weather system.
SHUQUALAK, Miss. (AP) —Heavy rains may have contributed to the death of a woman in Mississippi who was hit by a forklift at a lumber mill. The Noxubee County Coroner told news outlets that 45-year-old Toya Smith died Wednesday morning at Shuqualak Lumber Company. The coroner says the driver of the forklift didn't see Smith because of heavy rains. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The state crime lab is expected to perform an autopsy. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
Mississippi’s new attorney general must decide whether to take a quadruple murder case to a seventh trial. Curtis Flowers has had two mistrials and four reversed convictions in a nationally watched case involving the 1996 slayings of four people at a Winona furniture store. News outlets report a judge turned the case over Wednesday to new Attorney General Lynn Fitch. Flowers was sentenced to death in the sixth trial, but the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction on the grounds of racial... Read More.