Burn Ban Issued in Leake County

Carthage Fire Chief, Lonzo Jones tells Kicks 96 News that the Leake County Board of Supervisors has issued a burn ban that begins today, Monday, September 18th and expires Monday, October 16th.  If deemed necessary, the expiration date may be extended.No burn permits will... Read More.

Burn Ban in Place for City of Carthage

The City of Carthage has announced that a burn ban is in effect until further notice within the City limits of Carthage.No burn permits will be issued during this time, and anyone caught burning will receive a $1,000.00 fine.

Update: Burn Ban Lifted at Some State Parks

UPDATE:  The burn ban has been lifted at these state parks: Trace, Legion, Lake Lowndes, John Kyle, Tombigbee, J.P. Coleman, Wall Doxey, George P. Cossar, Hugh White and Leroy Percy-- also at Lake Lamar Bruce and Tippah County Lake. ORIGINAL STORY:No campfires allowed at the... Read More.

Governor Signs CRT Ban

Governor Reeves on Monday signed legislation to prohibit the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Mississippi's public schools, community colleges and universities.  Senate Bill 2113 says students should not be taught that "any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national origin is inherently superior or... Read More.

Wicker Supports Russian Oil Ban

Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker today released the following statement regarding President Biden's announcement that the U-S is banning the import of Russian energy products:  “The U.S. should not be funding Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked assault on Ukraine by purchasing Russian energy products,” Wicker said. “This moment of... Read More.

Burn Ban Lifted In Mississippi

The statewide burn ban has been lifted, effective immediately.  The MFC says "mississippians are encouraged to continue to use caution when burning outdoors. The Mississippi Forestry Commission reminds you that you are responsible for fire and smoke damage caused by a fire you set.' ... Read More.

Statewide Burn Ban In Effect Until Further Notice

A statewide burn ban is in effect immediately. A proclamation was signed by Governor Tate Reeves with advisement from the Mississippi Forestry Commission. "The Covid -19 pandemic has put significant strain on Mississippi's Emergency Medical Services professionals, particularly the state's rural volunteer fire departments,"... Read More.

Utility Disconnection Ban in Place for 60 days

Carthage - The Mississippi Public Service Commission recently handed down a decision to ban utility disconnections statewide for 60 days. Municipalities are now included as part of the plan due to ongoing coronavirus concerns and potential financial hardships. "Carthage utility customers will not lose... Read More.

Mississippi burn ban lifted but some county bans remain

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state burn ban has been lifted because of recent rainfall but some county bans are still in effect.News outlets report Bryant made the announcement Monday after consulting with the Mississippi Forestry Commission.State Forester Russell Bozeman says the department... Read More.