The Pearl River Resort Anniversary/Fourth of July Fireworks show has been cancelled this year due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 and concern for the health and safety of the public. Pearl River Resort remains temporarily closed amid concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing number of cases in the State of Mississippi. These measures to restrict events with social gathering are being made to protect our tribal communities and neighbors from a potential outbreak. Pearl River Resort looks forward... Read More.
Mississippi’s death toll from COVID-19 has topped 300. The state health department announced Sunday that 12 more people have died from the coronavirus disease. Two deaths have now been reported in Attala County. A single-day high of nearly 400 new cases was reported Friday. But the health department reported the number of new positive tests for the coronavirus had slowed by Sunday, with 109 more infections confirmed. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves told “Fox News Sunday,” that Friday’s new case announcement was “a one-day... Read More.
As of 4:30 am some Central Electric customers remained without power in Attala. Leake and Neshoba Counties. Central Electric crews worked through the night restoring a number of customers but there are still outages. The Boswell Media transmitter site located on Mars Hill Road ran on backup for a little over three hours . In addition down trees blocked roadways. Center Crossing road was completely blocked near the Lobutcha Bridge. Leake county crews had the road opened by 4... Read More.
Long-term care facilities such as nursing homes are continuing to report zero cases of COVID-19 in the areas of Attala, Leake, Neshoba, and Winston County. According to the MSDH website, "long-term care (LTC) facilities are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure." To date... Read More.
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.