Several acres on Crowder Creek Rd. burned today despite the current burn ban that Leake County is under. Just after 10 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, the Carthage Fire Department, Leake County Correctional Volunteers, and other volunteers... Read More.
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.
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: 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 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.
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.
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.
The Mississippi Forestry Commission has provided a list of activities that are allowed and not allowed as part of the current burn ban. See belowAllowed: Propane/ gas grills, propane/ gas heaters, and charcoal grills are allowed under burn bans. They should be used... Read More.
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.
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.
Johnny Boswell, owner of Boswell Media, spoke to Cruisin 98's Mickey Coulter this morning from Austria. They discussed the state of what's happening in Europe and the announcement of a travel ban between Europe and the United States.
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.