Another COVID Death Reported in Attala County

It's not clear when it happened, but the death of another Attala County resident is being blamed on COVID-19.  The State Health Department says the death was reported last week but it sometimes takes several months for death certificates to be reviewed.  Attala County... Read More.

In 10 Years, Mississippi Has Gotten 5 Per Cent Fatter

(Photo: CDC) Mississippi may still have the highest rate of obesity—but some states are getting fatter, faster.   An analysis of county health rankings by the strength training website BarBend.com shows that Mississippi’s obesity rate has climbed from 36 per cent to 41 per cent in... Read More.

Carthage Weather Radio Off the Air

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON: The NOAA Weather Radio transmitter in Carthage is currently off the air.  Technicians have been contacted to resolve this issue.  We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

More Monkeypox in MS, Vaccine Offered to Those at High Risk

Mississippians at risk of getting monkeypox are being offered vaccinations at county health departments.  The state has now recorded 11 monkeypox cases and health officials expect that number to continue climbing.  Initially, the vaccine was offered only to those in close contact with infected... Read More.

Rankin Prison Building Inmate Church

They’re breaking ground Friday morning for a new church at the state prison in Rankin County.   The 6,400-square-foot interfaith chapel at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility will be able to hold religious services for up to 300 inmates at a time. ... Read More.

A Tale of Two Cities– About Gas Prices

It takes only about an hour and a half to drive from Kosciusko to Batesville.  But the two communities are far apart when it comes to gas prices. Attala County has some of the highest prices in Mississippi while Panola County continues to enjoy the... Read More.

Fort Barfoot Closer to Becoming a Reality

A Congressional commission says it would cost about $323,000 to rename a Virginia Army post for a World War Two Medal of Honor recipient from Leake County.   The Naming Commission, in its final report, is estimating the expense of rebranding Fort Pickett to honor... Read More.

SBA Takes Loan Applications for Holmes Disaster

The Small Business Administration is taking applications for low-interest disaster loans from local residents and businesses affected by the storms which hit Holmes County on March 22.   SBA Public Affairs Specialist Dorris Evans says the disaster outreach center which opened in Durant last week... Read More.

More COVID Deaths Reported Locally

There’ve been three more local COVID deaths. The latest update from the State Health Department shows no deaths in the past week in this part of central Mississippi but the week before, two people died in Neshoba County and one in Attala.  And in... Read More.