Winter Storm Warning For Attala, Leake

Attala and Leake counties are under a winter storm warning until noon Sunday as bands of heavy snow move through central Mississippi.  Some parts of Rankin and Madison counties have reported in excess of four inches.  The National Weather Service says across mainly southern Attala and western Leake counties, snow could cover bridges and some roads, leading... Read More.
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COVID: Another Daily Record, Neshoba Passes 8K

It's been one record after another for COVID-19 case counts in Mississippi this week.  For the third day in a row, the State Health Department is reporting a number the state hasn't seen before. Thursday's total was 9,300 new cases.   Neshoba County accounted for 166 of those pushing the county's total since the pandemic began to 8,107. ... Read More.
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Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Mississippi Senate voted Thursday to approve legislation setting up a medical marijuana program.  The vote followed a series of unsuccessful amendments from senators who wanted to tweak the bill.  Senator Kevin Blackwell, who handled the bill on the Senate floor,  said " a lot of sick folks will benefit from the legislation".   But he said changes... Read More.
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Mississippi Sets Two COVID Records In One Day

The State Health Department on Thursday reported the highest one-day COVID-19 totals since the pandemic began-- twice.   A delayed report for Tuesday showed 8,204 new cases-- but that record stood for only a few hours until Wednesday's report was released with 8,356 cases.   During that two-day period, Neshoba County had 271 new infections, Leake County had 133... Read More.
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Mississippi VA Director Talks About Kosciusko Job Fair

The State Veterans Home in Kosciusko will be hiring new employees on the spot Thursday.   Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board Executive Director Stacy Pickering says they have openings for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, and maintenance/housekeeping. Pickering says the pay for those jobs has been boosted and employees receive state benefits.  And he says it's... Read More.
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Latest COVID Numbers Show Big Jump In Neshoba

The State Health Department finally released its COVID-19 report for last weekend showing 165 new cases in Neshoba County.  The report, usually issued on Monday, had been delayed because of data processing issues.   The Neshoba numbers represent an average of 55 new cases for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   Leake County had 115 new infections over the three-day... Read More.
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AAA: Attala Gas Prices Among Cheapest In Mississippi

If you’ve bought gas in other parts of Mississippi, you may have suspected that Attala County has some of the cheapest prices in the state.  In fact, AAA says only two other counties have a lower average price.  The auto club says when you factor in the highs and lows across Attala County,  it’s under $2.77 now. ... Read More.
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Local Law Enforcement Assists In Federal Drug Case

Several local law enforcement agencies helped build a federal drug case that's sending a Louisville man to prison for more than 14 years.  It's the latest sentence handed down as part of the investigation dubbed "Operation Highlife" which targeted methamphetamine distribution in central Mississippi.  Tray Beamon, 32, was convicted in a conspiracy to traffic in kilogram quantities... Read More.
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Another COVID Death in Neshoba County

The State Health Department Friday reported 16 more deaths blamed on COVID-19, one of them in Neshoba County.  That makes 211 deaths in the county.   There were 6,774 new cases reported statewide including 53 in Leake County, 52 in Neshoba County and 30 in Attala County.
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Another COVID Death In Neshoba County

The State Health Department Friday reported 16 more deaths blamed on COVID-19, one of them in Neshoba County.  That makes 211 deaths in the county.   Statewide, there were 6,774 new cases reported including 53 in Leake County, 52 in Neshoba County and 30 in Attala County.
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More Details Released On Leake Homicide

A Leake County man is facing a murder charge after his girlfriend's body was found on the side of a county road south of Edinburg Thursday.  Sheriff Randy Atkinson says it appears that Kerri Raspberry had been shot to death but an autopsy is pending.   The sheriff's department was notified about the body on Withers Road around... Read More.