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Community celebrates woman’s 100th birthday with car parade

A Mississippi community used some creativity to celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday amid the ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Friends and families of Catherine Alderson were escorted by police cars and fire trucks as they celebrated a century of her life in a car parade Friday, the Oxford Eagle reported. Alderson was able to wave to cars while sitting in ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports single-day high of 273 cases of Coronavirus, 11 new deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 3,360 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 273 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning. It is the 13th day in the last 15 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with three days of more than 200 as the anticipated peak is still expected between ...

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Methodist O&P in Flowood answers call to create face shields during COVID-19 crisis

By SUSAN CHRISTENSEN / Health and Research News Service Most days, the staff at Methodist Orthotics & Prosthetics in Flowood focuses on building prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces. Now, they’re also creating personal protective gear for workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. It all started when Mark Adams, the CEO of Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, saw a YouTube ...

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TODD SMITH — Local news surges as a hungry public seeks the latest on the Coronavirus

Local news is seeing an increase in audience as people seek the latest information on the Coronavirus crisis. In a new report, Nielsen says that news viewing in the top 25 markets was up 6.9% for the week of March 9, compared to the week of Feb. 3. Different age groups showed different levels of increase. People 25 to 54, the ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports a record 136 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,073 total with 22 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,073 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 136 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning. There have been 22 total deaths 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, Harrison County, ...

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How are businesses getting creative? You tell us

Mississippi businesses are doing as much as possible to stay afloat during these COVID-19 times. In some instances, creativity is helping to keep the cash flowing in. Many restaurants and other businesses going old school with signs out front to lure their traffic. If you have a cool sign or know of a business with a creative sign out front, ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Image is everything, even in Mississippi

When I taught a college Communication course a couple of years ago I would begin the first class of the semester with having students interview each other and then introduce the person they interviewed to the rest of the class. Then, without giving them any information about myself except what they could see in front of them I would give ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — ‘Maybe we’ll realize that we are better together’

As we hunker down in fear of the coronavirus, not all must be gloom and doom. The wonderful Facebook blog “Motherhood and Muffin Tops,” written by my wife’s cousin Joni Miller, last week provided us with an enlightening perspective. Here are key excerpts from her poignant blog entitled “A Time to Embrace and a Time to Refrain from Embracing.” “I ...

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Ross and Yerger promotes Haralson

Jacob Haralson was recently named a Vice President at Ross & Yerger. In addition to a VP, Haralson is also a Shareholder and a Producer for the Oil & Gas Services Division. Haralson has his Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Mississippi. He and his wife Anna reside in Jackson with ...

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Methodist Rehabilitation Center provides therapy students singular experience with advanced technology, facilities and staff

By CAREY MILLER While studying to be a physical therapist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Health-Related Professions, Annie Campbell heard nothing but good things about Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s student program. “I heard over and over again that it was such a great clinical experience,” Campbell said. So she says she jumped at the chance to enroll. ...

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