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Homeowners turning to gardening during lock-down

By JACK WEATHERLY ‘Dig into the soil, delve into the soul.’ – Ray Bradbury ‘Dandelion Wine’ Mississippians stuck at home during the corona virus lock-down are turning to gardening for food and therapy. Plant nurseries across the metro Jackson area are reporting record sales in some cases. “Business has increased exponentially,” said Graham Neeld, assistant manager at Madison Garden Center. Digging ...

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LYNN LOFTON — Gray hair, travel deals, ice cream and other serious Covid issues

Oh great, Harvard researchers are saying that stress causes hair to turn gray. I think we sort of knew that before but now it must be so if Harvard says it, right? Show me anyone in the U.S. who isn’t stressed right now and I’ll show you a five year old. In fact my five-year-old granddaughter thinks everything is just ...

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TUESDAY — Mississippi reports single-day high of 13 deaths, 145 new cases of Coronavirus, 3,087 total

By ROSS REILY Mississippi hit three new milestones Tuesday morning as Coronavirus deaths topped 100, total cases surged over 3,000 and a new single-day high of deaths (13) was announced. Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 3,087 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 145 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. It is the 12th day in ...

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Prather, 1st woman Mississippi Supreme Court justice, dies

The first woman to serve as a Mississippi Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 88. Retired Justice Lenore Loving Prather died Saturday at her home in Columbus, according to a news release issued by the court Monday. Prather was appointed to the nine-member court in 1982 by then-Gov. William Winter. She was also the first woman to ...

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LAW ELEVATED — NLRA considerations during COVID-19 pandemic

As if employers and their HR personnel do not have enough to deal with, all must be mindful of the protections and prohibitions found under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when addressing the many employment-related issues brought on by the coronavirus. Whether you have a union or not, the NLRA can be implicated when making difficult employment decisions in order ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi reports 2 more deaths, 161 new cases of Coronavirus, 2,942 total

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 2,942 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 161 newly identified cases on Monday morning. It is the 11th day in the last 13 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with two days of more than 200 as the anticipated peak is still later this ...

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BRETT KITTREDGE — A path toward recovery in Mississippi

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has uprooted many in this country, and all over the world. Kids are at home. The same place many of us are working. If you still have a job at all. Things are being done differently. We watch church online. We use Zoom video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings. We pick up our groceries ...

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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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BILL CRAWFORD — Thanks to all our heroes helping during this pandemic

As we Mississippians know well, crises bring out the best and worst of us. Heroes emerge to do all sorts of innovative and caring things. Villains emerge to take advantage of the suffering in myriad ways. We should be thankful for the heroes among us and celebrate them. Here is a small collection of stories about those making a positive ...

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Easter storms sweep South, killing at least 6 in Mississippi

Strong storms pounded the Deep South on Sunday, killing at least six people in south Mississippi and damaging up to 300 homes and other buildings in northern Louisiana. Storms continued to batter the South overnight, with much of the region under flash flood, tornado and thunderstorm warnings and watches. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Greg Michel said one person killed ...

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