Small towns take pageants virtual during pandemic

Clinton Public School District: Six students test positive for coronavirus

Ridgeland football game cancelled, team in quarantine after 3 test positive for virus

  UMMC’s 1,000th hospitalized patient with COVID-19 safely discharged home

  Madison residents react to renewed mask mandate

  Gov. Reeves adds 7 counties to local mask mandates

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  Breast cancer survivors go ‘Cruisin’ for a Cure’ in Jackson

20th positive test reported in Clinton schools

  Hospitalized COVID-19 patient speaks out about recent virus resurgence in Mississippi

COVID hospitalizations up 24% in last week in Mississippi

  TODAY at 11: Fermented foods for better health

  Mask mandate goes into effect for 9 Miss. counties

Mississippi man in need of kidney donor: ‘You have to pray every day’

And after two unsuccessful transplants, the journey continues to be a rocky one.

  Gov. Reeves announces mask mandate for 9 counties

Numbers continue to rise across the state, with more than 110,000 cases statewide since March.

Entire Ocean Springs High band in quarantine due to COVID-19

Hundreds of students at Ocean Springs High School are quarantined after a number of band students tested positive for COVID-19.

  As COVID-19 cases climb again, state’s top doc expects more restrictions next week to slow spread

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs revealed the information during a press conference over Zoom Friday afternoon.

Number of COVID cases in schools released for week of Oct. 5-9

  Mississippi’s hospitals watching increasing COVID-19 trends carefully

Gov. Reeves on spike in COVID cases: ‘be wise and careful!’

Dobbs: Mississippi virus indicators go ‘unwanted direction’

  Family of COVID-19 survivors warns others of long-term effects of virus

Clinton Public School District: Two students test positive for coronavirus

  Masks will not be required for the November election in Mississippi

Mississippi voters will not be required to wear a mask when they vote in the November election. Secretary of State Michael Watson says no voter should be denied the right to vote for not wearing a mask.

  COVID-19 cases spike almost one week after state mask mandate ends

Less than a week after Mississippi became the first state nationwide to let its mask mandate expire, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports a surge in coronavirus cases not seen in seven weeks.

Number of COVID cases in schools released for week of Sept. 28 thru Oct. 2

Here is a breakdown of the number of cases and quarantines for South Mississippi schools for the week of Sept. 21-25.

  Experimental antibody cocktail used to treat POTUS also available through UMMC clinical trial

Researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center are conducting clinical trials with the same experimental drug used to treat President Donald Trump for COVID-19 days ago, meaning Mississippians could also get the chance to experience that same treatment.

  Masks ‘a personal choice’ for Mississippi State Fair

A maximum of 21,000 people will be allowed at the fairgrounds at a time.

  Holiday crafters prepare all year for the holiday season, hope COVID stays home

Crafters and artists are currently in the homestretch of their work season, with holiday markets and crafts fairs being the finish line on what has been a very long year.

  Doctors: Treatments suggest President Trump has ‘moderate’ case of COVID-19

Since Friday, President Trump has been given a synthetic antibody treatment, the experimental drug Remdesivir, and a corticosteroid known as dexamethasone to tackle his COVID-19 infection.

Holmes Community College to suspend football for two weeks due to positive coronavirus cases

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Another teacher in Clinton tests positive for COVID-19

Parents of some students in Clinton Public Schools have received the unpleasant news that their children might have been exposed to COVID-19.

  Mask mandate lapses, causing some Mississippians to worry

“I really do feel like we need to be wearing masks right now."

Gov. Reeves lets statewide mask mandate expire

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is allowing the statewide mask mandate to expire.

  State Health Officer: ‘I don’t know’ if ending statewide mask mandate was right move

While Gov. Tate Reeves said he based his decision to lift Mississippi’s statewide mask mandate on encouraging numbers.

  Kosciusko High football player in critical condition with COVID-19

In-classroom learning has temporarily ended as others have tested positive as well.

50 percent of Brookhaven HS football team quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The Brookhaven High School Football game against Ridgeland High School set for October 9 has been canceled.

  Miss. statewide mask mandate set to expire Wednesday

Gov. Reeves’ daily brief on COVID-19 will be held today at 2:30 p.m.

Kosciusko high school football player hospitalized with coronavirus

The team asked for thoughts and prayers.

Mississippi seeks to dismiss lawsuit on elections amid COVID

Secretary of State Michael Watson and Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed court papers Friday.

  ‘I gave her life twice;’ Mother’s bone marrow transplant cures daughter of Sickle Cell Anemia

The hereditary blood disorder impacts roughly 4,000 Mississippians.

  Brandon company creates face-shields for NFL teams

The price of the shield is $17.

Miss. physicians, doctors encourage Mississippians to vote 'NO’ against Initiative 65

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and American Medical Association (AMA) are urging Mississippians to vote “NO” on Initiative Measure No. 65 this November.

  Miss. sees increase in daily COVID-19 cases

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 737 new cases and 4 new deaths.

  Sorting through the symptoms: Allergies, Asthma, Flu vs. COVID-19

Seasonal allergies, asthma and flu make navigating COVID-19 more complicated for many. And they're confused about symptoms.

Elem. teacher tests positive for COVID-19 days after Clinton returns to traditional schedule

Clinton Public School District says a teacher at Lovett Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

Ole Miss suspends baseball activities after positive COVID tests

Ole Miss is suspending baseball activities for several weeks.

  Officials urge flu vaccine as flu season, pandemic brings ‘doubly challenging’ time

A statewide mask mandate remains in place through the end of September.

Brandon-Terry high school football game canceled over positive COVID test

This weekend’s football game between Brandon and Terry High Schools is canceled.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  CHEST Foundation brings listening tour on lung health to Jackson

Doctors say COVID-19 has made the serious situation even worse for lung patients.

  Gov. says state fair allowed under current orders, ‘not classified as a social gathering’

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the latest in the state’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Miss. Supreme Court denies absentee ballots for COVID concerns

The Mississippi Supreme Court made a final ruling over absentee ballots Friday.

Mississippi absentee ballot rules challenged amid pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Voting rights groups are asking a federal judge to temporarily lift some limitations in Mississippi’s absentee voting process.

  Jackson respiratory therapist on ventilator over 40 days after COVID diagnosis

Smith believes the procedure is helping his wife get better.

DeSoto County Detention Center reports more COVID-19 cases among inmates

Last week, the Mississippi State Department of Heath conducted mass testing at the facility in Hernando after 11 other inmates initially tested positive for the virus.

  Heart clinic transforms into COVID-19 testing center

A local heart clinic is adjusting its services because of the pandemic.

Top Miss. health officials debunk COVID-19 rumors

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is discussing the latest on COVID-19 in the state.

Statewide mask mandate extended, business restrictions loosened

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended his executive order calling for a statewide mask mandate until the end of September.

  ‘Let’s stop making excuses;’ Families still waiting on laptops for students 6 weeks into school year

JPS students have been working virtually this school year but some have not received promised electronic devices to assist in their studies.

  Brain cancer no match for 7-year-old Aubree Sutton

“I was sad because I lost my hair, but my daddy told me that hair don’t make the person, the person makes the hair,” said the 7-year-old cancer survivor.

  Six months of COVID-19 in Mississippi: Nurses discuss the impact and losing fellow nurses

Nurses describe what the last six months of treating COVID-19 have been like.

  Ocean Springs nurse dies from COVID-19 amid helping during pandemic

Ocean Springs Hospital is in mourning after losing one of its own to COVID-19, ICU nurse Cheryl Longfellow. She leaves behind a legacy of caring for others.

  ‘We’re still in the fight:’ Gov. says COVID numbers falling quickly

After no deaths were reported Tuesday for the first time in months, more than 30 deaths have been reported by Mississippi Department of Health in back-to-back days.

Mississippi health officer says COVID-19 vaccine not likely to be distributed this year

While President Donald Trump pledged to get a coronavirus vaccine to the American people before the end of the year, Mississippi’s leading infectious disease expert said that’s not likely.

Magee High football team quarantined, cancels next 2 games

The Magee High School football team is out of action after a positive COVID-19 test.

  ’I felt that death was inevitable:’ Coronavirus survivor talks about 2 days in the bathtub, unable to move

On the outside of 100 Black Men of Jackson is a sign that says, “The Village,” referring to how it takes a village to save a child. In this case, John Hardy had a village looking out for him, and it saved his life.

  Medical marijuana will be on Mississippi’s November ballot

Medical marijuana will be the topic of a ballot initiative and legislative alternative on Mississippi's November ballot.

Three teachers, two students test positive for COVID-19 in Clinton Public School District

No students were exposed or found to be in close contact with the positive cases and have not been forced to go into a 14-day quarantine.

  Gov. Reeves gives COVID-19 update after no deaths reported Tuesday

Tuesday, no new COVID-19 related deaths were reported for the first time in months, despite 249 new cases.

4 dead, 9 others have virus after outbreak at Mississippi veterans home

Four residents at a Mississippi veterans home have died and nine others have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of an outbreak at the long-term care facility in late July.

99-year-old COVID-19 patient released from hospital, days before her 100th birthday

On Wednesday, 99-year-old Anna Jo Thomas was released from Covenant Health after being hospitalized for COVID-19. She was hospitalized for a week and was sent home with a large celebration and a birthday cake. You see, she will turn 100 years old on Sept. 19.

  Chadwick Boseman’s death motivates Gulfport colon cancer survivor to share his story

A year ago, doctors diagnosed Rodney Pascley with colon cancer. Pascley said he noticed something wasn’t right. For about three months, he had drainage that wouldn’t stop.

  First child death from COVID-19 reported in Miss.

Reeves has discussed concern over Labor Day leading to a spike in cases, as Memorial Day and July 4 did earlier this year.

  How Ole Miss is handling isolation, quarantine orders

Ole Miss explains how quarantine and isolation cases are being handled including those who live on campus.

  COVID-19 shutdown has led to better days for state parks

“We’ve definitely got a huge crowd coming out camping since the coronavirus, people are ready to get out of the house,” said MDWFP Director of Parks Andre Hollis.

  Governor explains Labor Day is reason for extending Safe Return Order

Mississippi's COVID-19 case numbers are improving but the state officials are warning that Mississippians can't let their guard down this Labor Day holiday.

Ole Miss reports 288 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff

As of Monday, 433 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported at the University of Mississippi.

  Gov. Reeves says wearing a mask ’beats the hell out of shutting down the state’

Gov. Reeves also announced the expansion of spectators at school sports to 25%.

  Jury trials resume in Hinds County at new location

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the justice system to make some changes.

Gov. Reeves skipped mask at NC event, despite mandate

Reeves said there’s “public health risks to doing large political gatherings,” but Americans have the right to free speech.