The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning about an ongoing scam. In a Facebook post, the agency said scammers are claiming that FEMA is giving out $800 vouchers for disaster assistance. The post reads: "Currently, Mississippi is... Read More.
The Mississippi House has voted to phase out most of the state's personal income tax, cut the grocery tax in half and increase many other taxes. House Bill 1439 passed 85-34 Tuesday. It will go to the Senate for more work in coming weeks. The bill would increase the general sales tax from 7% to 9.5%. It... Read More.
Mississippi has collected more than $75 million since July 1 from the state lottery. State law specifies that the first $80 million collected each budget year will go toward highway construction and maintenance, and the next $80 million will go to education. The budget year runs from July 1 through June 30. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation is the private... Read More.
How do you stay warm and safe when the power goes out? According to MEMA you should do the following: Keep all blinds closed Close off rooms to avoid losing heat Stuff towels and rags underneath doors. Wear Layer of loose fitting, light weight clothing Eat to promote energy but avoid caffeine and alcohol
Power outages continue across our state and in our region. Approximately 8,976 outages are reported in Neshoba county, 3,933 in Leake and 5003 in Attala and there could be more to come. Continued below freezing temperatures at night with possible fallen trees could make us vulnerable to additional loss of power. Mema reminds you if you lose power... Read More.
Frigid Temps are here. With that comes the ambiance of the fireplace. The Firefighters Association has shared some safety tips for operating and maintaining a fire. Always open the damper or flute before starting a fire and keep it open until fire is completely out and the ashes are cooled. Clear the area of any flammable materials... Read More.
Forecasters say Deep South towns already coated in ice could experience more travel problems and shutdowns as another blast of winter weather approaches. The National Weather Service says northern sections of Mississippi and Louisiana may get another 2 inches of snow and ice through Thursday. Travel difficulties could linger since low temperatures are predicted in the teens at night... Read More.
Due to the winter storm, the Tuesday, February 16, performance of the Dixie National Rodeo is being moved to Friday night, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. Frank Foster will provide the entertainment. Justin Moore, the previously scheduled entertainment for Tuesday, postponed until the 2022 Dixie National Rodeo.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is reminding us to stay off the roads, do not travel. But if you have to travel their are some things to remember that can helpful. Stay safe and see list below. Never Use Cruise Control Minimize Steering, Breaks and Acceleration, Watch for bridges and elevated roadways Have a Full tank... Read More.
A winter storm warning is in effect across the state including our area. The warning remains in affect until February 16th at 6am. WHAT-Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of one quarter to one half of an inch.* WHERE - Portions of northeast Louisiana, central, east central, north... Read More.
Winter is in the forecast again with temperatures dropping below freezing. The National Weather Service of Jackson is saying our region can expect light freezing rain, resulting in light icing of bridges and overpasses early today and again tonight. Temperatures are below freezing but expected to rise above during the day and drop again below freezing during... Read More.