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Mississippi Secretary of State’s office announces new chief of staff

Carla Thornhill has been promoted to Chief of Staff for the office of Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson. The former Deputy Chief of Staff replaces Keith Davis, who recently accepted a position as Deputy Commissioner of Operations with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Carla Thornhill is a native of Philadelphia, Miss., and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political ...

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FRIDAY — COVID-19 cases top 1,000 for the day as 11 more deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 34,622 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a near-record 1,031 newly identified cases on Friday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 714 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. The verifiable single-day high for number of cases is 1,092 ...

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BEN WILLIAMS – The U.S. Supreme Court and sexual orientation

At 9 a.m. CST, Monday, June 15, 2020, 21 days into a reenergized civil rights movement, the Supreme Court of the United States released its opinion in Bostock v Clayton County, Georgia. Under neoteric COVID-19 procedures, disseminations of the ruling occurred online rather than being nobly announced by the Justice-author from the Court’s winged, mahogany bench. Bostock proclaimed a ginormous ...

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State’s case against solar panel firm settled for $2.5 million

By JACK WEATHERLY On April 13, a case against Stion Solar that at one point had been valued at $93 million was settled for $2.5 million with the signature of Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Tomie T. Green. The dismissal with prejudice means that the case cannot be pursued again. Stion Solar, which had been manufacturing photovoltaic film and cells, ...

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THURSDAY: Another 16 new Coronavirus deaths reported along with 703 new cases

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 33,591 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 703 newly identified cases on Thursday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 714 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. The verifiable single-day high for number of cases is 1,092 which ...

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COVID hits more legislators amid rapid spread in Mississippi

At least 26 legislators and 10 others who work at Mississippi’s Capitol have tested positive for the coronavirus, a public health official said Wednesday, as the governor implored residents to take precautions amid a rapid rise in confirmed cases statewide. The 174-member Legislature ended its annual session July 1, and many people in the Capitol did not wear masks or ...

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WEDNESDAY: Another 30 new Coronavirus deaths reported along with 674 new cases

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 32,888 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 674 newly identified cases on Wednesday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 714 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. The verifiable single-day high for number of cases is 1,092 which ...

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TUESDAY: Forty-four new Coronavirus deaths reported along with 957 new cases

By ROSS REILY The most deaths in a single day have been reported in Mississippi Tuesday because of Coronavirus. After the worst week of Coronavirus cases ever last week, Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 32,212 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 957 newly identified cases on Monday. This comes after last week’s daily average ...

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Mississippi governor tests negative for COVID-19 after scare

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after announcing he was going into isolation after being in contact with a lawmaker who tested positive. “My girls and I tested negative for COVID-19,” Reeves tweeted Tuesday morning. “Limited contact with the people who were diagnosed, but better safe than sorry! If someone you know gets the virus, get ...

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Businesses with ties to Mississippi governor received loans

A company partly owned by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and a business where his wife works were recipients of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat in the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday by the Treasury Department. Southern Air Conditioning & Supply Inc., where Reeves is a shareholder and Coker & ...

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