Local COVID Cases Hit Three-Month High

While Attala County is part of the public health district which is seeing the most flu cases in Mississippi, the biggest number of new COVID-19 infections in the local area is in Neshoba County.  The State Health Department reported 66 cases in the county... Read More.

MSDH: Sick Patients Putting Strain on Hospitals

An early and active flu season along with an uptick in COVID-19 cases are creating stress for Mississippi's hospitals.  State Health Officer Dr. Dan Edney says the availability of ICU beds is dropping, especially at the hospitals which offer advanced care.  He says some... Read More.

The Luckiest Place in Mississippi?

If you're going to play the lottery, maybe you ought to drive to Hazlehurst to do it.   The city of fewer than 3,600 residents seems to be the luckiest place in Mississippi.  It's now had two            $1 million winners... Read More.

Meetings Planned, Website Launched to Identify Broadband Gaps

The new state agency that's overseeing the expansion of high-speed internet across Mississippi is trying to find out which neighborhoods across the state-- down to the individual street addresses-- can't get broadband service.  Kosciusko native Sally Doty heads the Office of Broadband Expansion and... Read More.

Flu Surge Continues in Local Health District

The public health district which includes Attala County continues to be Mississippi’s flu hotspot.  In its latest update, the State Health Department said more than 45 per cent of patients visiting their doctors in the nine-county district had flu-like illnesses, up from about 31... Read More.

One Dead, Two Wounded in Carthage Shootings

One man is dead and two other people are hospitalized after Thursday night shootings in Carthage which may have stemmed from a domestic dispute.   It happened just as the city's Christmas parade was getting underway nearby.  Leake County Sheriff Randy Atkinson says a man... Read More.

NWS: A Close Call for Kosciusko Tuesday Night

A week after Thanksgiving, Kosciusko should still be counting its blessings.   The National Weather Service says a thunderstorm supercell which moved across the city Tuesday night had the potential to produce a strong tornado—in the EF-2 to EF-3 range—had it touched down. “That storm as... Read More.

Damage Reported After Tornadoes Hit Mississippi

Severe storms including tornadoes swept across Mississippi last night damaging homes in several counties and knocking out power to more than 11,000 customers.  The National Weather Service says Lowndes County was among the hardest-hit areas with a grocery store and church damaged north of... Read More.

AAA: Gas Averaging Less Than $3 in MS

For the first time since January, the average price for gas in Mississippi is less than $3 a gallon.  AAA says it dipped to $2.99 this morning continuing a price decline that began about three weeks ago.   While several stations in Carthage and Philadelphia... Read More.