WASHINGTON-President Biden and Governor Tate Reeves have had words for each other over the past week after Biden's order mandating companies to make employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. Congressman Bennie Thompson says he's A-okay with Biden's Thursday speech, in which he criticized Reeves directly. “Some of the same governors attacking me are in states with the strictest vaccine... Read More.
PHILADELPHIA, Miss.--Monocolonal antibody treatments are available in every county in central Mississippi, and for now the federal government in footing the bill, according the Miss. Dept. of Health's website. "So to protect the moms and also to protect our babies, we need to prevent COVID infection and we need to look at getting the antibodies if pregnant women... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Both Leake County and Kosciusko Schools have kids in hybrid learning, alternating days in the classroom and virtual instruction. That situation could change at the end of October and it could be a sign that the pandemic is slowing in the state. "As we were working to get kids back to in-person learning this fall, Delta slowed... Read More.
JACKSON, Miss.--Mississippi teachers, at almost every level of expertise and experience, make less than the average for the southeastern United States. The Mississippi Senate Education Committee held a discussion on how to change that Wednesday. "The teacher salary schedule is set by law," said Dr. Felicia Gavin, Chief of Operations with the Miss. Dept. of Education, as she... Read More.
CARTHAGE, Miss.--Fewer people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine this month, according to data from the Miss. Dept. of Health. Mississippi still has the lowest vaccine rate of any state in the country. The rate at which people get the vaccine tends to go up when the number of cases go up, and vice versa. As the Delta variant... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--If you're on Entergy for lights, your bill is about to go up. Beginning in October a rate increase approves by the Mississippi Public Service Commission goes into effect. For the average residential customer, a bill will go up about $2.15 per month. Entergy requested the increase to help them offset costs incurred by ad valorem taxes they... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Mississippi has some cheap gas prices compared to the national average, but it could be cheaper, and the culprit is something that's been gone for two weeks. "Hurricane Ida is still resulting in the shutdown of millions of barrels of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico," said Patrick DeHaan with Gasbuddy.com.. "Maybe not millions at this... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--It's not heavy rain or flooding, but Nicholas, now a tropical depression, is still bringing rain to central Mississippi. It's expected to stick around, at least through Thursday. "Nicholas is gonna make a real slow eastward track," said forecaster Eric Carpenter, with the National Weather Service. https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic/status/1437982248305774593?s=20 The storm has caused flooding in Texas and Louisiana and even in... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Coronavirus has killed more people in central Mississippi. But, doctors with the Miss. State Medical Assoc., believe that a treatment that has helped many people who have gotten the virus could help you if you're pregnant, even if you've just been exposed. "If you've been exposed you can get the monocolonal antibody treatment, as well to protect... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Two weeks ago Breezy101 was knocked off the air when a storm caused the tower to fall, incidentally, right on top of the Big Radio Building. Now you can hear the station on the air again, with more improvements to come. "The big tower that we lost is the equivalent of a 35-story building," said station owner... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--Of the 71 deaths reported over the weekend from coronavirus in the state, three were in central Mississippi: One in Holmes County, one person in Scott County and one person in Winston County. For the weekend, 3,763 cases were reported in the state. The numbers are going down and so is the number of people in the... Read More.
KOSCIUSKO, Miss.--The threat from Hurricane Nicholas in central Mississippi is minimal. It came ashore in Texas, and is moving slowly eastward. But, once it reaches the central part of the state, it's not expected to bring anything except rain. "For central Mississippi not quite as much now," said forecaster Eric Carpenter with the National Weather Service. "The trends... Read More.