Statewide Flu Rate Drops, Remains High Locally

Flu activity in Mississippi has dipped a bit.  The State Health Department says the latest numbers show that 5.9 per cent of patients visiting their doctors across Mississippi reported flu-like symptoms.  That compares with 6.2 per cent the previous week.  And while the statewide... Read More.



Monkeypox Cases Up Statewide, Area Numbers Stable

While the number of monkeypox cases in Mississippi continues to grow, there haven't been any additional cases in this part of the state.  The Health Department says the statewide total is now 52.  Most of those are in and around the Jackson area.   The... Read More.


Safe Room Program Could Be Expanded Statewide

Federal assistance money that's left over from a flood and tornado disaster three years ago will now be used to reimburse homeowners in the Delta and northeast Mississippi for the construction of safe rooms to offer protection against future storms.  And while initially the... Read More.

Statewide burn ban In effect until further notice

A statewide burn ban is in effect immediately.A proclamation was signed by Governor Tate Reeves with advisement from the Mississippi Forestry Commission.“The Covid -19 pandemic has put significant strain on Mississippi’s Emergency Medical Services professionals, particularly the state’s rural volunteer fire departments,” said Russell... Read More.