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.

CEPA Monday Outage Update

Date: June 19, 2023 Time: 4:00 p.m. Central Electric Continues Restoration Efforts More severe storms came through our service area last night, increasing the number of outages. As of this morning, there were 7,724 members without electricity. We are extremely grateful to our members for their patience and understanding... Read More.

CEPA Sunday Outage Update

Date: June 18, 2023 Time: 4:00 p.m. Central Electric Continues Restoration Efforts Central Electric personnel and additional linemen from three electric cooperatives in Mississippi continue to work today to restore power. As of 4:00 p.m., Central Electric Power Association has 326 members without electric service. Another round of severe... Read More.

CEPA Saturday Outage Update

Date: June 17, 2023 Time: 4:00 p.m. Central Electric Continues Restoration Efforts Central Electric continues restoration efforts following the severe weather event that affected our service area. Significant progress has been made today. Crews continue to work in each district to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Additional... Read More.

CEPA Outage Update

Date: June 16, 2023 Time: 4:30 p.m. Central Electric Restoration Efforts Central Electric has been working severe weather events that passed through our entire service territory. Significant progress has been made in power restoration efforts. There is damage to many lines due to trees and limbs down along with... Read More.

Flu Season Update: Fewer Cases in Most of MS

Mississippi's flu rate has nudged downward after holding steady for three weeks in a row.  The State Health Department says, for the week ending Feb. 18, 3.2 per cent of patients in doctors' offices had flu-like symptoms, compared to 3.5 per cent the week... Read More.

COVID Update: 91 New Cases Locally

This part of central Mississippi has seen 91 new COVID-19 cases in the past week.  The State Health Department says that includes 43 in Neshoba County, 34 in Attala County and 14 in Leake County.  But there haven't been any additional COVID-related deaths in... Read More.