This week on Minute with the Mayor….
Former Holmes CC star Daryl Macon scored 24 points for Arkansas, but that wasn't enough to propel his Razorbacks over the Mississippi State Bulldogs Tuesday night in Starkville. The Bulldogs held on late to secure the 78-75 win to move to 1-0 in SEC play. Mississippi... Read More.
The Attala County Board of Supervisors named a new president and vice-president Tuesday morning during the first meeting of 2018. The board appointed Charles Fancher (District 2) as Board President and Bobby Lindsay (District 1) as Vice-President. Christian Gardner and Scott... Read More.
The next holiday travel enforcement period begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, and ends at midnight New Year's Day. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it hopes the long weekend holiday period is a safe one. Troop H spokesman, SGT Andy West, says the long Christmas... Read More.
Forecasters say a cold weather system could bring a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow to Mississippi this weekend. The National Weather Service in Jackson is warning residents in its coverage area to prepare for possible freezing precipitation Saturday night into Sunday morning. "Ice accumulations... Read More.
Mississippi lawmakers deadlocked in 2017 over efforts to increase spending in roads and bridges. With the 2018 Legislature opening Tuesday, many who support more money for transportation say support for an outright tax increase remains weak. State Sen. Dean Kirby, a Pearl Republican, has promised a... Read More.
Mississippi residents for years have been crossing into Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy lottery tickets. In 2018, lawmakers could debate whether Mississippi will join the large majority of states that offer games of chance. Supporters say money being spent on lottery tickets elsewhere could, instead,... Read More.
One person has been arrested in a Scott County murder that happened Christmas morning. Sheriff Mike Lee says 57-year-old Wayne Adcocks was shot once in the head at his home on Riverbend Road. The shooting happened just before 7 a.m. Adcocks' son, 19-year-old Brandon Lewis... Read More.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol says nobody died in traffic accidents on roads they monitored during the long Christmas weekend. The holiday enforcement period on state and federal highways began Friday evening and ended late Monday. The patrol says in a news release Tuesday that officers investigated... Read More.
Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell in November 2017 to 4.8%, which is the lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi. The November rate is one-tenth of a percentage point lower than a month earlier in October and eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than a... Read More.
Construction has started on what will eventually become the Mississippi Native American Museum. The old Leonard’s building on the south side of the square in Kosciusko is being completely renovated for the project. A barricade is up at the front of the building and the sidewalk... Read More.