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USDA launching summer food service

Updated: 06/02/2016 - Almost 3 million free meals will be served to needy children in Mississippi this summer through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program.

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Celebrating older Americans

Updated: 05/30/2016 - The Lauderdale County Council on Aging hosted their annual health fair and fish fry to honor older members of the community by celebrating Older Americans Month locally.

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UnitedHealthcare to exit Mississippi exchange

Updated: 05/30/2016 - UnitedHealthcare announced Wednesday it will be exiting Mississippi’s Individual Federal Marketplace, otherwise known as the Federal Health Insurance Exchange, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Blood shortage prompts call for donations

Updated: 05/30/2016 - The blood shortage locally is near a critical level. According to a UBS spokesperson, almost all of one type of donations are depleted.

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Law Enforcement Stepping Up Seat Belt Awareness

Updated: 05/29/2016 - Police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers across Mississippi have taken a unified stand to educate motorists about the importance of wearing a seat belt.

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Mental Health Board Vice-Chairman Responds to Cuts

Updated: 05/29/2016 - Following budget cuts, the second in command for Mississippi's largest state agency is calling on legislators to visit state facilities to see first-hand the impact they have.

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EMSH Job Cuts Latest

Updated: 05/29/2016 - The head of East Mississippi State Hospital says he's cautiously optimistic that the facility can absorb future state budget cuts.

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Louisiana Senator: U.S. Must Be Prepared for Zika

Updated: 05/05/2016 - The Zika virus is already here, but is the U.S. prepared? Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy says his perspective as a public health professional could help Americans prepare for and combat Zika.

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Measles Exposure Cases Being Monitored

Posted: 05/03/2016 - Mississippi officials are monitoring four residents exposed to measles in Tennessee, due to its proximity and the illness being highly contagious.

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Child Abuse Awareness

Updated: 04/29/2016 - Mississippi had more than 7,500 confirmed cases of child abuse in 2014. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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