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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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With 404 new cases, Reeves opens salons, barbershops and gyms of Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves announced the next stage for Mississippi to continue reopening the state’s economy despite the department of health reporting a single-day high of 404 newly identified cases on Friday of Coronavirus. Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 9,090. It is the 31st day in the last 33 (24th consecutive) that the single-day total has ...

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Mississippi mulls small-business aid from virus relief fund

Mississippi lawmakers on Friday started talking about how the state should spend part of the $1.25 billion it is receiving in coronavirus relief money from the federal government. Leaders said a priority would be helping small businesses that have had to shut down or severely curtail services because of government orders during the pandemic. Senators debated putting at least $100 ...

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FRIDAY — Covid-19 skyrockets as 404 new cases and 13 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 9,090 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day high of 404 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 31st day in the last 33 (24th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 15 days of more than 200 (10 of the ...

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THURSDAY — 22 new deaths as state reports 262 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,686 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 262 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 30th day in the last 32 (23rd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 14 days of more than 200 (9 of the last 10) and four ...

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Restaurants take advantage of resumption of dining in

By JACK WEATHERLY Restaurants are taking advantage of the loosening of pandemic restrictions. Gov. Tate Reeves  announced last week he was allowing more people to dine in starting May 7, as long as restaurants do not exceed 50 percent of seating capacity. The idea is to leave room for social distancing, a major part of precautions, along with deep desanitizing ...

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WEDNESDAY — 32 new deaths as state reports 217 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,424 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 217 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 29th day in the last 31 (22nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 13 days of more than 200 (8 of the last 9) and four ...

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State’s income tax deadline pushed to July 15

The Mississippi Department of Revenue announced today that Mississippi has extended the date due for filing income tax returns and making first quarter and second quarter estimated payments to July 15. This comes after consultation with Gov. Tate Reeves, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hoseman and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. This extension applies to individual income tax returns, corporate ...

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