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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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THURSDAY — 393 new Coronavirus cases and 15 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 10,493 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 393 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 37th day in the last 39 (30th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 18 days of more than 200 and six days of 300 or more ...

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Mississippi Legislature votes for business grants amid virus

Mississippi legislators voted late Wednesday to create grant programs for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, using some of the $1.25 billion in relief money that the federal government is sending the state. The total pricetag for the grants would be $300 million. If Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signs the proposal into law, a $60 million program would provide ...

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WEDNESDAY — Third day in last four that Coronavirus cases are less than 200

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 10,090 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 182 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 36th day in the last 38 (29th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 17 days of more than 200 and five days of 300 or more ...

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TUESDAY — 234 new Coronavirus cases and 22 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 9,908 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 234 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 35th day in the last 37 (28th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 17 days of more than 200 and five days of 300 or more ...

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MONDAY — Two straight days with less than 200 Coronavirus cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 9,674 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 173 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the 34th day in the last 36 (27th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 16 days of more than 200 and five days of 300 or more ...

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Analysis: Reeves tries to balance concerns of health, jobs

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves is having to balance his libertarian-leaning instincts with public health concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been his job the past several weeks to order some businesses to temporarily close and to restrict people’s face-to-face interactions to try to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. His statewide “shelter in place” order remains in ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Republican leaders make-up after week-long shootout

Following a week-long hormonal brawl and a legal shootout over who would control $1.25 billion in federal coronavirus funding, Mississippi’s top leaders got together last Thursday saying, aw shucks, we didn’t mean it, we’re best buds.  It started with masked legislators hijacking control of the money from Gov. Tate Reeves. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn ...

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