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.
Flooding in Louisville (photo credit: Elanie Porter)VIDEO: The National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency for Winston County Thursday morning after reports that several roads were flooded or washed out in the Louisville area and that water was entering some structures. Some... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the people who witnessed the tornado devastation in Rolling Fork and Silver City back in March couldn't believe that the storm didn't earn the highest classification-- EF-5. The National Weather Service called it an EF-4 with top winds initially estimated at 170... Read More.
***UPDATE 6/7/23 8:10 p.m.***The Attala County Sheriff's Office has reported that Kayriuana Rose has been located by Kosciusko Police, is safe, and has been returned to her mother.The Attala County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for a... Read More.
***UPDATE 11:15 A.M.*** Per the Leake County Sheriff's Office, Mr. James Boutwell has been found and is safe.The Leake County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in locating Mr. James Boutwell.Mr. Boutwell... Read More.
UPDATE (5/10/23 at 10:30 a.m.) Gladys Elizabeth James has been found safe in Kenner, Louisiana.PREVIOUS STORY: The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 82-year-old Gladys Elizabeth James of Vaiden, MS, in Carroll County. She is described as a white female,... Read More.
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.
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.