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Entergy to build 100-megawatt solar farm in Delta

The Mississippi Delta will soon be home to the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, after receiving approval from the state Public Service Commission.  Recurrent Energy, a solar facility manufacturer, will build the project on behalf of Entergy Mississippi, LLC. The project should be complete by no later than mid-2022. Once built, Entergy will assume ownership for the life ...

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REEVES: Schools to stay closed through end of semester

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that public school buildings will remain closed the rest of the semester to slow the spread of the newcoronavirus, but he wants schools to continue distance-learning efforts. Reeves also said some school districts should look at an option of offering summer classes. He praised teachers, administrators and parents, saying that he thinks most students ...

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TUESDAY — Mississippi reports single-day high of 13 deaths, 145 new cases of Coronavirus, 3,087 total

By ROSS REILY Mississippi hit three new milestones Tuesday morning as Coronavirus deaths topped 100, total cases surged over 3,000 and a new single-day high of deaths (13) was announced. Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 3,087 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 145 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. It is the 12th day in ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi reports 2 more deaths, 161 new cases of Coronavirus, 2,942 total

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 2,942 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 161 newly identified cases on Monday morning. It is the 11th day in the last 13 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with two days of more than 200 as the anticipated peak is still later this ...

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SATURDAY — Mississippi reports single-day high of 11 deaths, 173 new cases of Coronavirus, 2,642 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 2,642 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 173 newly identified cases on Saturday morning. It is the ninth day in the last 11 that the single-day total has been more than 100 but the first in three days that is less than 200 as the anticipated peak is still more ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports 6 more deaths 209 new cases of Coronavirus, 2,469 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 2,469 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 209 newly identified cases on Friday morning. It is the second consecutive day new cases reported have been more than 200 as the anticipated peak is still more than a week away. There have been 6 total deaths (down from Thursday’s ...

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Baptist Clinics offering online and telephone-based care for patients

Baptist Medical Group clinics in the Jackson area are offering several options for patients to contact their physician remotely without leaving home or traveling. The service provides a benefit to those patients needing medical care, but are social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Patients can reach health care providers at Baptist Medical Group clinics in several ways, including video ...

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Only eight of Dogwood Festival stores are open during pandemic

Dogwood Festival Market is normally one of the most bustling retail centers along Lakeland Drive in Rankin County, but only eight of its 30 businesses were open earlier this week, in some fashion, due to the corona virus pandemic, according to Inland National Real Estate Services LLC. The Chicago-based company issued the following statement: “Dogwood Festival is abiding by the ...

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THURSDAY — Mississippi reports 9 more deaths with record 257 new cases of Coronavirus, 2,260 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 2,260 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 257 newly identified cases on Thursday morning. After a day in which only 88 cases were reported on Wednesday, the numbers shot up on Thursday with almost double the single day high from April 5 as the anticipated peak is still ...

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Mississippi health centers get $17.9 million to fight corona virus

Twenty community health centers in Mississippi will receive more than $17.9 million to support their efforts to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) . The health center funding stems from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted on March 27.  The legislation provides $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to community health centers. ...

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