‘We were a regular family’: Ga. teen loses both parents to COVID-19 days apart

The 17-year-old says he and his parents took all the proper precautions, but they all tested positive for COVID-19. He doesn't know how they contracted the virus.
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As school begins amid virus, parents see few good options

As the academic year begins in many places across the country this week, parents are having to choose whether to send their children for in-person classes or keep them home for remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  Hundreds of proposed state flag designs released to public

Man arrested, accused of killing mother, sister

  MEMA launches COVID-19 relief program

  First Alert Forecast: pleasant start to August

  City of Jackson welcomes its only black-owned coffee shop

She said she was unaware that Green Bean is the only black-owned coffee shop in Jackson.
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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Many schools are planning a hybrid approach, with students alternating between in-person classes and online instruction.

  ‘Take it seriously and do the right things;’ State and local leaders warn others after surviving COVID-19

  Pelahatchie creates ‘maskup’ awareness video

  Mississippi Power storm team departs for Georgia ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

Tougaloo delays students’ return to campus

  Miss. Teachers Unite rally at governor’s mansion to delay school start

Amite Co. School District delaying start of school to Sept.

Two people injured in shooting on Arbor Vista Boulevard

Man shot and killed while washing his vehicle on Northside Dr.

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  Isaias nears hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

The U.S. National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina.

SPORTS

MSU mourns loss of former football student-athlete and Coach D.J. Looney

Pelicans, Jazz kneel during national anthem

Before their first game, players from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneeled during the National Anthem in solidarity.

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80-year-old Gulfport man is well on his way to kayaking whole Mississippi River

MSU mourns loss of former football student-athlete and Coach D.J. Looney

Miss. National Guard’s largest unit welcomes first female battalion commander

  Exclusive: Analysis shows two deadliest months in Jackson’s history took place this year

  Local parents share back to school risk concerns in the age of coronavirus

Parents are worried about the risks associated with returning to school.
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  Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast

Heavy rain, flooding and high winds could batter much of the East Coast this week as the system is forecast to track up or just off the Atlantic seaboard.

Purvis man charged in Lamar County bank robbery

  Starting Aug 1st, parents of kids driving golf carts could face penalties of $250+ in Madison

  Miss. students must be up-to-date on vaccines even if taking online classes, doctor says

Pearl River Resort to reopen in August with sanitation protocols