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THURSDAY: State set to shatter weekly record as 850 new COVID-19 cases are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 28,770 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 850 newly identified cases on Thursday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 562 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. However, Monday through Thursday are the second, third, fourth and fifth ...

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Woods tapped as chief of staff at Auditor’s Office

Shad White recently announced that Charles Woods has been appointed as his Chief of Staff at the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor. Woods joins the Auditor’s office from Washington, DC. He has served his home state from Mississippi’s First Congressional District office in various positions since 2015, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff to Mississippi Congressman Trent Kelly. ...

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WEDNESDAY: Coronavirus cases up by 653 with 9 new deaths reported

» Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are the second, third and fourth highest days of reported cases By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 27,900 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 653 newly identified cases on Wednesday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 562 per day was the highest since the pandemic ...

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TUESDAY: Coronavirus cases up by 680 with 14 new deaths reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 27,247 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 680 newly identified cases on Tuesday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 562 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. It is the 84th consecutive day that the single-day total has ...

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Mississippi family says reform bill should be retroactive

Mississippi lawmakers are considering a change to a law to reduce long prison sentences given to habitual offenders whose past crimes were either nonviolent or committed many years earlier. People facing prison time in Mississippi can have extra years, or even life imprisonment, added to their sentences if they have a past felony convictions on their criminal record. House Bill 1024 would ...

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MONDAY: Coronavirus cases up by 675 with 20 new deaths reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 26,567 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 675 newly identified cases on Monday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 562 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. It is the 83rd consecutive day that the single-day total has ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Reflections on flag vote

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. Lao Tzu The story of how Mississippi came to change the state flag is a classic case of paradigm shift. In his book, “Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future,” Joel Barker defines a paradigm as, “a framework of rules within which problems are solved.” It ...

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Intense state lobbying efforts convince legislators to change the Mississippi flag

By BECKY GILLETTE In the middle of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that has hit Mississippi particularly hard, the Mississippi Legislature took up one of the most divisive issues in the state’s history. Just a week before an historic vote on Sunday, June 28, to remove the Mississippi state flag—the last state flag in the U.S. that included the ...

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Mississippi surrenders Confederate symbol from state flag

Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War. A broad coalition of lawmakers — Black and white, Democrat and Republican — voted Sunday for change as the state faced increasing pressure amid nationwide ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Mandate masks to avoid another lock-down and school closures

Back in the day you could tell the bad guys by the masks they wore. How ironic that these days it seems to be the other way around. Those not wearing masks are becoming the bad guys. Back then the masked guys were outlaws. Maybe it’s time for today’s unmasked to be called outlaws too.  Time and again Gov. Tate ...

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