COVID-19 hospitalizations, case averages in Mississippi reach all-time high

For weeks, amid steadily increasing coronavirus cases and a vulnerable health care system, Gov. Tate Reeves and the state’s health officer have been pleading with Mississippians to wear masks and practice social distancing.

  Bandana is least effective form of face mask, study says

Scientists at Florida Atlantic University are experimenting with different non-medical masks to find the most effective face covering to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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  Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

States such as Texas, Florida and California are backtracking, closing beaches and bars or rolling back restaurant restrictions in some cases.

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  ‘He needs to be held accountable;’ Family of Rankin Co. crime spree suspect disappointed in handling of initial arrest

  Controversial prison reform bill passes legislature despite mixed reviews

  Advocate for change reflects on retiring of the state flag

2 separate wrecks on I-20 shut down interstate Wednesday afternoon

Hospitality flag makers add ‘In God We Trust’ to flag design

The group says the flag was designed intentionally not to bear words or seals.
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  Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.

  First Alert Forecast: Hot, steamy, & stormy into Independence Day Weekend

  Officials planned to re-open Mississippi today. That did not happen.

Both bodies found after couple on boat went missing on Eagle Lake

Congressman Bennie Thompson announces over $3M awarded to local airports

  27,900 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 1,082 deaths

Rollover crash on I-55 near High Street Exit

Gov. signs bill to end prohibition in Miss.

JPD: 13-year-old arrested, charged with armed robbery and auto theft

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Man helping friend move falls through Conn. home’s floor into well

The man fell 20 to 25 feet into an uncapped well that was covered by hardwood flooring but no subfloor.

SPORTS

Minor League Baseball season canceled over COVID-19 concerns

  Mississippi’s athletic directors, head coaches join forces in support of new state flag

Athletic directors and coaches from eight of Mississippi’s public universities are all taking a stand against the state flag.

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Man wanted for burglary and assault in Brookhaven

Brookhaven police search for man accused of stealing vehicle from Walmart

Netflix to invest $10M in Miss. based credit union

  Former Ole Miss cheerleader who refused to carry Confederate flag reacts to new law

MDOC to limit office vistitations in July

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) will be limiting office visits in July for individuals on probation, parole, house arrest, or other forms of community supervision.
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Senate extends small business coronavirus relief program

About $130 billion remains of $660 billion approved so far for the subsidy program, which provides direct subsidies to businesses harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.

  ‘I never thought I’d see the day that this would happen;’ Miss. actress celebrates state flag change

Forrest County removes state flags as governor makes flag change official

  After fight with Ridgeland officer man receives mental health assistance, low bond

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks on historic signing of law to change state flag