As Gas Prices Spike, Attala Is Near The Top

Two weeks ago, Attala County had the third-highest gas prices in Mississippi.  Now, there's only one county with a higher average price.  AAA says a 25-cent increase since Monday has pushed Attala County's average price to $4.30, with Claiborne County now the only place... Read More.

Local Gas Prices Top $4 And Still Climbing

Gas prices have jumped an average of almost 15 cents a gallon in Leake and Neshoba counties in the past week.   Attala County has seen an increase of almost six cents but prices there were already higher than Leake and Neshoba.   AAA says the... Read More.

Update: Gun At Junior High Found In Student’s Bag

School officials say a gun was found Tuesday morning in a student's bag at Kosciusko Junior High.  The student's parent notified the principal before classes got underway that the gun might be on campus.  The principal and an assistant principal were able to find... Read More.

Holmes Tornado Victims May Get Federal Assistance

Governor Reeves is asking for a major disaster declaration after tornadoes hit Mississippi on March 22nd doing more than $1 million in property damage.  The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says, if the request is approved, storm victims in Holmes County would qualify for individual... Read More.

Adoption Program Gets Funding Boost

A program aimed at finding permanent homes for children in foster care is being expanded in Mississippi.  The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is giving the Department of Child Protection Services $1.7 million to pay for ten professionals whose fulltime job is arranging adoptions. ... Read More.

Dobbs Says Timing Was Right For His Resignation

Doctor Thomas Dobbs says with the COVID-19 pandemic response winding down and Mississippi's medical marijuana program getting cranked up, changing leadership at the State Department of Health during this transition made sense.  Dobbs will resign as State Health Officer at the end of July. ... Read More.

Local Gas Prices Still Among Highest In MS

There are now only 11 other counties in Mississippi with an average gas price that's higher than Attala County.  And Leake and Neshoba counties aren't much cheaper.  AAA says gas is averaging $3.92 in Attala, more than 13 cents above the statewide average.  The... Read More.

NWS: 89 Tornadoes In Four Weeks

After getting through January,  February and the first three weeks of March without a single tornado in Mississippi, the state has been battered by 89 over a period of less than four weeks.  That includes 27 tornadoes on March 22nd, 29 on March 30th,... Read More.