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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports eight more deaths with 88 new cases of Coronavirus, 2,003 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 2,003 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 88 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning. The good news is Wednesday announcement is only the second time in eight days Mississippi has had less than 100 or more new cases. And it is the lowest total new cases since 84 ...

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Dillard’s closes 200 stores, all six in Mississippi

UPDATE: Dillard’s and Belk, two of the three anchors at Northpark in Ridgeland have reopened since temporarily closing.   Original story (which was posted April 7) … All six of the Dillard’s department stores in Mississippi have temporarily closed due to the corona virus pandemic. They are among at least 200 stores closing out of 285 in the Little Rock-based ...

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TUESDAY — Mississippi reports eight more deaths with 177 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,915 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,915 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 177 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. Mississippi has had 100 or more new cases six of the last seven days. There have been 59 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi reports 100 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,738 total with 51 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,738 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 100 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. Mississippi has had 100 or more new cases five of the last six days. There have been 51 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older ...

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SUNDAY — Mississippi reports another record 183 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,638 total with 43 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,638 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 183 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. There have been 43 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

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SATURDAY — Mississippi reports 97 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,455 total with 35 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,455 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 97 newly identified cases on Saturday morning. There have been 35 total deaths (6 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports record 181 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,358 total with 29 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,358 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 181 newly identified cases on Friday morning. There have been 29 total deaths (3 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

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THURSDAY — Mississippi reports 104 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,177 total with 26 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,177 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 104 newly identified cases on Thursday morning. There have been 26 total deaths (4 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, ...

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BancPlus completes acquisition of State Bank and Trust

BancPlus Corp., parent of BankPlus, announced on Wednesday the completion of its previously announced acquisition of State Capital Corp., parent of State Bank and Trust Company. The BankPlus acquisition creates the state’s sixth-largest bank based in Mississippi, with 80 branches throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. As of Dec. 31, 2019, the combined company has approximately $4.1 billion in assets, deposits ...

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