One Killed, Many Injured in Jasper Tornado

Damage in Louin from Sunday night tornado  Most of the storms Mississippi has been dealing with since last week have been packing straight-line winds.  But last night, the weather system that’s been locked into the state produced an outbreak of tornadoes.  And it looks like... Read More.

Storm Damage Reported in the Area

Emergency managers in this part of central Mississippi are reporting some damage after Thursday's severe thunderstorms.  In Attala County, a couple of trees were blown down in the western part of the county near McAdams and on County Road 4202.   In Holmes County, trees... Read More.

Area Airports Get FAA Grants

The Federal Aviation Administration is providing more than $538,000 to the Carthage-Leake County Airport.  The grants will pay to reconstruct an access road and to upgrade the fuel farm at the airport.  C A Moore Airport in Lexington will get almost $442,000 to make... Read More.

Early Morning Truck Trailer Fire in Lena Area

An 18wheeler fire was reported early this morning in the Lena area.Carthage Fire Department and Volunteers were dispatched to Hwy 25 near Drysdale Rd just after 3 am Friday.A representative of Carthage Fire Department told Kicks96 News that it was a FedEx truck with... Read More.

Level 4 Tornado Threat Now Covers Entire Area

The National Weather Service has now expanded a Level-4 "moderate" risk of tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail for to cover all of the local area this afternoon and tonight.  The next-to-the-highest threat level means that NWS expects strong tornadoes (EF-2 to EF-3), including... Read More.

Another Monkeypox Case in Area Health District

A fifth case of monkeypox in the public health district which includes Attala County.   The State Health Department isn’t saying which of the nine counties in the district is reporting that case.   Statewide, there’ve been 79 cases of monkeypox.

Monkeypox Cases Up Statewide, Area Numbers Stable

While the number of monkeypox cases in Mississippi continues to grow, there haven't been any additional cases in this part of the state.  The Health Department says the statewide total is now 52.  Most of those are in and around the Jackson area.   The... Read More.

More COVID Deaths in the Local Area

Two more local COVID deaths are being reported.  But it’s not clear how recent those deaths might have been.  The State Health Department says someone in Attala County died between June 10th and August 18th, that death just now showing up during a records... Read More.

Several area football players named to preseason watchlist

Several local area football players have been named to a preseason watchlist for the upcoming season.The list was compiled by Brandon Shileds from Mississippi Gridiron/Capital Sports.Leake Academy leads the way with four players on the list.Rebel players earning honors are QB Rhett Atkison, wide... Read More.

Multiple Disturbances Reported in Leake County Area

Friday, July 15, 20224:24 a.m. – Leake County Deputies responded to a call reporting a disturbance at a residence on McMurry Road.11:50 a.m. – Leake County Deputies were dispatched to Goco’s in Edinburg when a caller reported that two customers there were causing... Read More.