Mississippi governor extends mask mandate for most of state

Associated Press Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is extending an order that requires people to wear masks in public places in most parts of the state, to guard against spread of the coronavirus. The Republican governor said Wednesday that the new order is in place through March 3. It is for 75 of Mississippi’s 82 counties.…

C Spire Invests $1 Billion to Speed Deployment of 5G, Fiber Broadband in Mississippi, Alabama

C Spire is ramping up an unprecedented growth project with a $1 billion investment over the next three years– the largest capital spend in company history – to accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast 5G wireless technology and all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in key parts of its service area in the southeastern U.S. The project will…

General Election: Biden/Harris garner most votes in county

Staff Report      Unofficial General Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 6568 ballots were cast with all precincts tallied. Mississippi voters approved a new state flag without the Confederate emblem on it. Also, both medical marijuana initiatives passed.      These totals do not include absentee ballots. President/Vice President – Biden/Harris (D),…

Holmes Central administrator graduates from war college

Press Release Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) G. Torrie Jackson, Jr. graduated from the United States Army War College, June 5, 2020. LTC Jackson is an administrator in the Holmes County Consolidated School District. LTC Jackson said, “I was honored to be selected to attend the Army War College as a resident student. …Very few Reservist are…

Youth discussion on COVID-19 set via ZOOM

Press Release Holmes County, Mississippi continues to be among the state’s Hot Spots for COVID-19. That critical concern has prompted the Community Students Learning Center’s Health Optimization and Prevention Education (HOPE) program and its partners to team with the Office of Health Equity, Office of Preventive Health & Health Equity of the Mississippi State Department…

Officials seeking escaped inmate

Staff Report The Holmes County Sheriff’s Department is seeking Ronnie Madison 26-year-old an escaped inmate from Holmes-Humphreys Regional Correctional Facility. Madison was being held on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary. He’s considered armed and dangerous. If you know where he may be, call HCSD at 662-834-1511 or Holmes County Crime Stoppers at…

Unofficial Holmes County General Election Results 2019

Staff Reports Unofficial General Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 5,789 ballots were cast out of 13,163 registered voters, that is 43.98% of the county voted. These totals do not include absentee ballots. Governor – Jim Hood (D), 4775 votes/83.01%; Tate Reeves (R), 921 votes/16.01%; Bob Hickingbottom (C), 16 votes/0.28%; David…

Unofficial Primary Run Off Election Results Announced

Click the links below to see the results: Page 1 of 2: CCF_000045 Page 2 of 2: CCF_000043

August Primary Election results released

Staff Reports Unofficial Primary Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 4,372 ballots were cast out of 26,102 registered voters. These totals do not include absentee ballots which were being tallied on Wednesday, August 7. Primary Run-off Elections will be held on Tuesday, August 27, for any top two candidates in a…

County board of supervisors to select low-income homeowners for housing repairs

Press Release Thanks to a grant from the BankPlus and the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Dallas Affordable Housing Program (AHP), 60 low-income, qualified, and Board-selected homeowners of Holmes County will receive some much-needed housing repairs during 2019. The Holmes County portion of the grant is a part of the total grant ($745,200) awarded…