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MONDAY — Fewer new COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, 249 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 249 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 42 newly identified cases on Monday morning. That is fewer new cases than on Saturday or Sunday. Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 24, followed by DeSoto with 23 and Harrison with 21.   Tracking new cases reported to ...

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SUNDAY — Mississippi has 67 news cases of COVID-19, 207 total

Mississippi had its biggest one-day total of Coronavirus cases reported Saturday with 67. Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 207 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 67 newly identified cases on Sunday morning, including Bolivar 1, Chickasaw 2, Copiah 2, Coahoma 2, DeSoto 5, Forrest 6, Franklin 1, Grenada 1, Harrison 5, Hinds 6, Holmes 3, ...

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SATURDAY — Mississippi has 60 new COVID-19 cases, 140 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 140 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 60 newly identified cases on Saturday morning, including Attala 1, Clay 1, Coahoma 2, DeSoto 9, Forrest 1, Franklin 1, George 1, Grenada 1, Hancock 1, Harrison 2, Hinds 7, Itawamba 3, Jackson 2, Lafayette 1, Leake 1, Lee 4, Lincoln 4, Madison ...

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Reeves announces disaster assistance for small businesses

Gov. Tate Reeves announced disaster assistance for Mississippi small businesses and their employees impacted by the current outbreak of COVID-19. Governor Reeves sent a letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) two days ago requesting an Economic Disaster Declaration to aid small businesses and their employees, which was approved on Friday, March 20, 2020. “Small businesses and their employees ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports 80 total cases of Coronavirus

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 80 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 30 newly identified cases on Friday morning, including Adams 1, Coahoma 1, DeSoto 2, Franklin 1, Hancock 1, Harrison 1, Hinds 1, Holmes 2, Humphreys 1, Jackson 1, Lafayatte 1, Lawrence 1, Lee 1, Leflore 3, Madison 2, Marshall 1, Monroe 1, Pike ...

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MSDH: Elective surgical procedures must be rescheduled

The Mississippi State Department of Health has said that given the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi and the shortage of protective medical equipment, elective medical procedures and non-essential medical visits must be postponed at this time. The following measures should be taken: · Physician, hospitals and medical centers must defer elective surgical and diagnostic procedures until COVID-19 spread has ...

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Temporary Medicaid changes announced in response to coronavirus outbreak

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) will expand its coverage of telehealth services throughout the state in alignment with Governor Tate Reeves’ recommendations on leveraging telemedicine to care for patients while limiting unnecessary travel, clinic visits and possible exposure. Effective immediately through April 30, 2020, DOM’s Emergency Telehealth Policy will allow additional use of ...

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Mississippi Farm Bureau Employees Credit Union becomes part of Keesler Federal

Keesler Federal Credit Union continues its strong growth and branch network expansion with the merger of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Employees Federal Credit Union. The MFBEFCU became part of Keesler Federal on February 1, 2020, following a vote of the MFBEFCU membership and both companies’ boards, and approval by the National Credit Union Administration. The branch, located at 1401 Livingston ...

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Jones College inspires three generations at Blackwell Timber Company

ELLISVILLE – The Ricky Blackwell family tree is full of foresters and Jones College graduates. In 1993, when Ricky Blackwell Jr. came to Jones to major in forestry, a family tradition began that now spans over three generations. Technically, his father, Ricky Blackwell Sr. planted the “forestry bug” in his son and grandsons while hauling pulpwood. He also had previous ...

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