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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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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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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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Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant from Rotary International

Rotary International District 6840 Governor Bob Haeuser, Assistant Governor Tami Munsch, and Rotary Club members within District 6840 presented Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $2,500 check on June 12. The grant will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for Memorial Hospital healthcare workers. Rotary District 6840 chose Memorial Hospital to be one of 11 institutions within the district to ...

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Mississippi gov says he should have worn mask at funeral

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that because of the coronavirus pandemic, he should have worn a mask during a funeral a day earlier where hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered to honor a Simpson County deputy sheriff killed in the line of duty. “I did have a mask. It was in my pocket. I should have put it on,” Reeves ...

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As businesses reopen, customer risk questions come to forefront

By TED CARTER Lawyers who work liability lawsuits took notice when Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized the risks for Mississippians flocking back to salons, shops, restaurants, gyms and other businesses allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reeves said the reopening has a tradeoff of potentially bad health consequences for economic survival. “There will be risk should you choose to go ...

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MONDAY: 251 new Coronavirus cases reported with 5 new deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 15,752 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 251 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the 54th consecutive day (57 of 58) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 39 days of more than 200 (14 consecutive) and 14 days of 300 or more ...

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Mississippi physician: ‘One wild weekend’ can spread virus

Social gatherings are fueling the spread of the new coronavirus in parts of Mississippi, the governor and the state health officer said Thursday. They said people need to follow public health guidelines even if they are tired of doing so. “Every county is one wild weekend from falling off the cliff,” said Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the health officer. Dobbs said south ...

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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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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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