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TUESDAY — Single-day high of 32 new deaths as state reports 330 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,207 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 248 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 28th day in the last 30 (21st consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 12 days of more than 200 and four days of 300 or more ...

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Reeves opening restaurants and other businesses

Today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced the next phase for Mississippi to begin slowly reopening the state’s economy while trying to flatten the curve. In a new executive order, Reeves lays out the next steps of a measured, strategic plan following our state health officials recommendations to protect lives while restoring Mississippians’ livelihoods. This Executive Order amends his Safer At Home ...

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MONDAY — 7 new deaths as state reports 327 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 7,877 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 327 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the 32nd day in the last 34 (26th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 16 days of more than 200 and three days of at least 300. ...

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Analysis: Pandemic cash causes power clash in Mississippi

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves found few defenders when state lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Friday to take control of more than a billion dollars the federal government is sending the state for response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Mississippi Constitution specifies that the Legislature has the power to make budget decisions. However, Reeves said a 40-year-old state law ...

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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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Mississippi legislators assert control over virus money

Mississippi lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Friday and asserted their control in a power struggle with the governor over who has the authority to spend $1.25 billion the state is receiving from the federal government for coronavirus relief. Republicans who lead the House and Senate say the Mississippi Constitution gives spending authority to the Legislature. But, Republican Gov. Tate ...

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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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Mississippi leaders clash over spending virus relief money

The Mississippi Legislature will restart its session Friday as top lawmakers and Gov. Tate Reeves argue over who has power to spend more than a billion dollars the federal government is sending the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who lead the House and Senate say the Mississippi Constitution gives spending authority to the Legislature. But Reeves, a Republican, says ...

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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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