State Grants Awarded To Two Local Projects

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded over $3 million in grants to preservation and restoration projects across the state including one in Neshoba County and another in Holmes County.   Booker T. Washington School in Philadelphia will receive $115,200 for gym floor and bleacher repairs.  And the county courthouse in Lexington has been awarded $276,630... Read More.
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COVID Numbers Dip Slightly

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Mississippi dipped below 8,000 in Friday's State Health Department report.  After two straight days above that mark, the new daily total was 7,509.  In this part of central Mississippi, the numbers were similar to Thursday with 151 new infections in Neshoba County, 49 in Leake County and 37 in Attala... Read More.
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NWS Issues Cold Weather Alert

The National Weather Service says the coldest temperatures of the winter this weekend could cause some problems in this part of central Mississippi.  With tonight's lows between 15 and 20, there's a danger of hypothermia with prolonged exposure and exposed pipes could be damaged.  Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for about 18 hours-- from 6... Read More.
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Schools Allowed Hybrid Scheduling As COVID Cases Hit 8K Again

  The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted Thursday to allow school districts to use hybrid scheduling if needed to minimize the current spread of COVID-19.The hybrid scheduling option is available immediately and will extend through March 11, 2022. Hybrid scheduling enables districts to reduce the number of... Read More.
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House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Mississippi House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to establish a medical marijuana program in the state.   But it made some changes in the legislation that had been approved by the Senate.   People who qualify for a medical marijuana card would be entitled to only three ounces per month, instead of three and a half as... Read More.
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Flood Warning For The Big Black

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON...... A Flood Warning has been issued for the following rivers in Mississippi... Big Black River At West affecting Holmes and Attala Counties. ...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * WHERE...BIG BLACK RIVER AT WEST. * WHEN...FROM SATURDAY MORNING TO SUNDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS...AT 15.0... Read More.
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COVID Update: Attala Death Reported

After a weekend lull, Mississippi is back to some big COVID numbers.  The State Health Department reported 8,460 new cases Wednesday and 48 more deaths — one of them in Attala County.    It’s the county’s 91st death blamed on the virus.  The upswing in new cases follows a four-day period– Friday through Monday– in which the... Read More.
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Foul Play Not Suspected In Lexington Woman’s Death

The body of a Lexington woman reported missing two weeks ago has been found in a creek near a truck stop in Durant where she was last seen after being involved in a traffic accident.  Foul play is not suspected.  Jacqueline Epps was 58.  The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation had issued a Silver Alert for the woman... Read More.
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Four-Day COVID Total: 22,456

In the State Health Department's first COVID update since last Friday, the number of new cases across Mississippi totaled 22,456.  But the average over the four days was 5,614-- nowhere near the record-breaking daily counts we saw last week.   Neshoba County had 314 new infections-- an average of 78.  In Leake County, the four-day total was 162... Read More.
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AAA: Attala’s Gas Prices Are Mississippi’s Cheapest

The cheapest gas prices in Mississippi are now in Attala County.  That’s what AAA's gas station survey shows this week.  The auto club says Attala’s average price countywide is $2.75, down about a penny and a half in the past week. And that’s lower-- in most cases a good bit lower-- than any of the other 81... Read More.
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More Storms Possible This Week

Warmer temperatures are expected in Mississippi by the middle of the week-- along with another round of thunderstorms, some possibly severe.   The National Weather Service says the storms are expected to develop ahead of a strong cold front on Wednesday.  At this point, much of the state is facing a Level 1 "marginal risk" of isolated severe... Read More.
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How Much Snow Did You Get?

With a band of heavy snow moving across central Mississippi Sunday morning, accumulations varied widely-- even in areas just a few miles apart.  The largest amounts reported to the National Weather Service in Jackson were both in Rankin County-- 9 inches in Leesburg north of Pelahatchie and 8.5 inches in Sandhill, a few miles to the west. ... Read More.