(April 8, 2019) - Mississippi gas prices are unchanged  in the past week, averaging $2.42/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,014 stations. Gas prices in Mississippi are 21.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 4.0 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.Accord…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Northwest Mississippi Community College is offering a health care assistant (HCA) class during the Summer 2019 semester. The classes will be held on the Senatobia campus Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The classes will begin June 3.Financial aid is available for the program and sh…

JACKSON – Children can get outdoors and explore nature at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science day camps this summer. Age-appropriate camps are offered for preschoolers and children entering kindergarten through entering twelfth grade. “Campers spend their time enjoying outdoor inve…

Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi has ranked as one of the top-tiered states in public health emergency preparedness, according to a recent study by the Trust for America’s Health. The Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism report has tracked public…

Mississippi, MS, February 18- Gasoline prices in Mississippi have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,014 stations in Mississippi. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon v…

  • Comments

Love is in the air when you are in the presence of the Jackson couple. Matching outfits, cherishing looks, holding hands, and finishing each other’s sentences shows their devotion to each other. Dot Jackson describes her husband, Charles, as her Prince Charming and she as his Princess.

JACKSON, Miss. –  Flu season is spiking in Mississippi, and experts at the University of Mississippi Medical Center say people should redouble precautions to avoid being – or creating – the next patient.The Pediatric Emergency Department has diagnosed more than 120 children daily over the pa…

  • Comments

ASHLAND - It's the most wonderful time of the year and organizers are calling for entries for the 2018 Ashland Christmas Parade. The event will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 (In case of inclement weather it will be moved to Thursday, Dec. 6) and the this year's theme will be "Silver Bells."

  • Comments

Music teacher, Tina Baker, and students have been working hard on the annual Veteran's Day Program. Hickory Flat Attendance Center’s pre-k through sixth grades will perform as well as the high school choir. The program will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in the new gym at Hickory Flat …

  • Comments

The Ripley Rotary Club will hold its annual Coats For Kids drive this November. This event will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, Nov. 23. It is available to children in Tippah and Benton Counties.

  • Comments

The Girl Scouts of Benton and Tippah County held their fall registration day on Saturday, Aug. 19 . With a goal of 139 pledges, Troop leaders from both counties set up tables and activities for girls. The Girl Scouts hold these events each year to allow girls in kindergarten to 12th Grade to…

Ashland —Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council is hosting Girl Scout Saturday on Aug. 18.  The Benton County Girl Scouts will be hosting their local event at Ashland Park, 15821 Boundary Drive, Ashland, from 10 a.m. - noon.  There will many opportunities for parents to volunteer and make a …

  • Comments

School has officially started for the year and that means that kids coming home after school are hungry and ready for a snack.  Fresh fruit is good to have on hand.  There are all sorts of snacks that can be purchased at the grocery store that are healthy.  Homemade snacks make special desse…

  • Comments

James and Betty Jo (Michael) Nunnally of Ripley will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 12. James is the CEO of North MS Primary Health Care and Betty Jo is a retired educator from Pine Grove High School. They have one son Miles (Christina) Nunnally of Ripley. They have one grandson J…

  • Comments

It is not often that you meet people who would willingly run into a fire and you definitely don't meet many who would do it twice.  A Benton County man has done just that for many years and was recognized for his service as a volunteer firefighter of the Snow Lake Fire Department.