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 St. Louis Fed appoints Mortimer to Community Banking Advisory Council

Bertram “Buddy” Mortimer, president and CEO of the Bank of Kilmichael, is one of six appointees by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. The council advises St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on the credit, banking and economic conditions facing council members’ institutions and local communities.

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PHIL HARDWICK — Mass evictions can be avoided if landlords and tenants communicate

The month of reckoning is at hand for many landlords and tenants. Big decisions will have to be made. Landlords will have to decide whether to evict or not, and tenants will have to decide whether or not to pay rent. Government at all levels has stepped in to make the decisions for many. For others, there are many factors ...

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Saturday’s Covid numbers push upward as Reeves has important decision to make

By ROSS REILY As we end a week and head into a new one, it is painfully obvious that the Covid-19 trend line in Mississippi is continuing to go up. Unless some unforeseen event happens in the next 24 hours, the final numbers for the week will be up for the seventh consecutive week. Gov. Tate Reeves and state epidemiologist ...

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ROSS REILY — Reeves more trustworthy than Legislature in Covid-19 crisis

While I don’t agree with every decision Gov. Tate Reeves has made during this Covid-19 crisis, I do believe he is acting with the best interest of the State of Mississippi in mind. He probably should have issued a shelter in place order a week or two sooner, I would argue. However, he sees what is going on in Mississippi ...

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FRIDAY — 20 new deaths as state reports single-day high of 397 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 7,212 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 397 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 29th day in the last 31 (23nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 14 days of more than 200 (4 consecutive) and two days of at ...

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THURSDAY — 11 new deaths as state reports 246 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 6,815 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 246 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 28th day in the last 30 (22nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 13 days of more than 200 (3 consecutive) and one day of 300. ...

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Suit challenges Mississippi mayor’s open gun ban amid virus

A Republican state lawmaker filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a Democratic mayor’s temporary ban on the open carry of guns in Mississippi’s capital city during part of the coronavirus pandemic. The city of Jackson and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba “exploited the present public health crisis” to limit people’s Second Amendment right to carry firearms for self-defense, says the federal lawsuit ...

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TUESDAY — 10 new deaths as state reports 248 new cases of Coronavirus, 6,342 total

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 6,342 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 248 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 26th day in the last 28 (20th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 11 days of more than 200 and one day of 300 as the ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi tops 6,000 total cases with 2 new deaths and 183 new illnesses from Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 6.094 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 183 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the 24th day in the last 26 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 10 days of more than 200 and one day of 300 as the anticipated peak ...

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FRIDAY — 8 new deaths as state reports 281 new cases of Coronavirus, 5,434 total

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 5,434 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 281 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 22st day in the last 24 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with nine days of more than 200 and one day of 300 as the anticipated peak ...

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