First Family of Football embarks on health campaign

Drew native Archie Manning has signed on to help the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a health campaign aimed at improving the state’s health challenges, such as diabetes and obesity. Sara Merrick with the school’s Office of Development says havingFirst Family of Football embarks on health campaign Family of…


Same-sex couples who were legally married in other states were able to file their marriage licenses this week in seven counties in Mississippi, in a move that was deemed largely symbolic

While it does not change Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriage, supporters say it does create a record for historical purposes. Despite the ban, Mississippi actually has the highest percentage of gay couples raising children. Among the nearly 35-hundred same sex couples in Mississippi who identified themselves during the 2012 census,…


State eyes US 82 underpass in Leland

The state Department of Transportation is considering taking down the century-old US 82 underpass in Leland, after deeming it a safety, traffic flow and commercial problem. Officials also believe pumps from the 1930’s are now too costly to maintain, with their replacement parts increasingly hard to find. The project to…



Boil water alert finally lifted in Gunnison

A boil water alert issued in Gunnison on February 3rd has been lifted. The order had inconvenienced 178 water customers for months, when they had to boil water to kill any potential bacteria. An order from Beulah issued on June 18th has also been lifted. Officials suggested running dishwaters through…



Leland going for an industrial park

Washington County officials have unveiled plans for an industrial park that is designed to attract industry to the area. The proposed site is in Leland near the intersection of U.S. Highways 61 and 82 near the Pepsi plant. The industrial park would be 475 acres and was promoted as shovel-ready…