Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Republicans are reconvening the Senate this week to vote on a virus proposal, but it’s a bill that failed once before, and that Trump himself now derides as too puny.
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  Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results.

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Jackson city officials to study pay raises for veteran officers

What’s going on with the proposed Madison County landfill?

Mississippi absentee ballot requests outpacing those of 2016 election

Mississippi names new Child Protection Services commissioner

  Gov. Reeves announces mask mandate for 9 counties

Numbers continue to rise across the state, with more than 110,000 cases statewide since March.
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What you need to know about herd immunity

Up to this point, more than 200,000 people have died in the United States and not even 10% of the population has been infected.

Republicans should be ‘nervous’ about Hyde-Smith/Espy senate race, warns state GOP member

  Jackson launches first comprehensive plan since 2001

Man in critical condition after shooting at Jackson motel, police say

  First Alert Forecast: warmer, early Fall temperatures this week

As virus cases rise, Rep. Thompson suggests Mississippi reimplement statewide mask mandate

UPDATE: Missing Mississippi boys found safe in Lincoln County

UPS bringing $60 million in investments to Madison County and the state

Boil-Water Alert lifted for Madison County

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  Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 40 million; new strategies target hot spots

Authorities are trying to avoid a dreaded resurgence of illness and deaths, this time with economies weakened from earlier lockdowns and populations chafing at the idea of renewed restrictions.

SPORTS

No. 11 Texas A&M beats Mississippi State 28-14

Dak Prescott ‘doing well' and in ‘great spirits’ after suffering ankle injury

Dak Prescott says he is “great spirits” after suffering an ankle injury while playing against the New York Giants last Sunday.

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  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 110,592 cases, 3,171 deaths reported by health dept.

  Miss. State Fair extended for another weekend

  One dead, another injured in Jackson shooting

First 100 customers get free Chicken Salad Chick at grand opening in Madison

Same names, some new dynamics in US Senate contest

Mississippi’s 2020 U.S. Senate race has the same top candidates as in 2018 — Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and challenger Mike Espy.
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High schooler accused of faking kidnapping during Zoom class

The principal called the prank a “serious incident” and asked parents to talk with their children about “appropriate behavior” during virtual learning.

  State fair could be extended, fair officials considering possibility

  Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi hosts virtual walk due to coronavirus

  Voting advocates honored for their work in the community

  Tech non-profit ‘The Bean Path’ celebrates second year in Jackson