Home » NEWS (page 30)

NEWS

Analysis: Mississippi to mull many requests for relief cash

Mississippi lawmakers and Gov. Tate Reeves still have to make big decisions about spending most of the $1.25 billion that the federal government is sending the state for coronavirus relief. After ending their feud over who has power to spend the money, the Republican governor and the Legislature worked efficiently last week to create a plan to use $300 million ...

Read More »

Mississippi ‘safer at home’ order expires amid pandemic

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ “safer at home” order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus expired Monday morning. Some businesses are still easing into reopening with sanitation and social distancing restrictions in place. Tattoo parlors were allowed to reopen during the weekend, and casinos are preparing to start reopening Thursday. Many high schools have been holding commencement ceremonies with ...

Read More »

3 Gulf Coast states get $88 million for fisheries flooding

Three Gulf Coast states are getting more than $88 million in fisheries disaster funds for damage from last year’s flooding, which included an unprecedented two openings of a spillway west of New Orleans. “These funds will help industries and individuals recover from this disaster, and build resilience for the future,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who declared a fisheries disaster in September, ...

Read More »

Technological advances in electronic security systems growing exponentially

By NASH NUNNERY While the world waits out the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the business of protecting Mississippians and their property proceeds without interruption. By the time you finish reading this paragraph, at least one home in the U.S. has been burglarized. According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a home burglary occurs every 13 seconds. Approximately 2.3 to ...

Read More »

CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS — How to protect yourself, your co-workers, and your patients

By BECKY GILLETTE Healthcare data breaches reached record levels in April 2019, with 44 attacks affecting nearly 687,000 people. Security breaches can lead to serious consequences, including complete system or network shutdown and life-and-death situations. Much like we encourage patients to practice good personal hygiene to promote health and well-being, healthcare organizations and nurses must practice good cyber hygiene. Cybersecurity ...

Read More »

FRIDAY — 318 new Coronavirus cases and 13 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 10,811 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 313 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 38th day in the last 40 (31st consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 19 days of more than 200 and eight days of 300 or more ...

Read More »

Mississippi casinos to reopen before Memorial Day weekend

The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that casinos in the state can start reopening May 21 — more than two months after the commission closed them because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening is allowed just before the Memorial Day weekend, which usually marks the beginning of the summer tourist season. Gaming Commission executive director Allen Godfrey confirmed the reopening ...

Read More »

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreux taps franchisees for Starkville, Tupelo

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a popular Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based chain, has more than 100 locations under development in 15 states, and Mississippi is one of its prime targets. Earlier this week, company co-founder Brandon Landry tweeted that Eddie and Allen Gant became franchisees for Starkville, Tupelo and Meridian. Currently, the Hattiesburg store is the only Mississippi location. The company’s website also ...

Read More »

Muzzi named board member for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta has announced the election of new board member, Doreen Muzzi, to their corporate board. Muzzi lives in Shaw, and works as a Senior Content Specialist for the Bader-Rutter Advertising Agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She also owns and helps manage TKT Farms with her husband, Michael. She is originally from Hopkinton, Massachusetts. ...

Read More »