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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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TUESDAY — Single-day high of 32 new deaths as state reports 330 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 8,207 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 248 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 28th day in the last 30 (21st consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 12 days of more than 200 and four days of 300 or more ...

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists names human resources director

     Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. has announced Katie Bennett, SHRM-CP, sHRBP  as its human resources director.      Bennett, who has 10 years experience in human resources, will oversee the organizational benefit and human resource programs, from planning and design through implementation. She serves as the major resource person for all aspects of benefits and human resource policies including the ...

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MONDAY — 7 new deaths as state reports 327 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 7,877 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 327 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the 32nd day in the last 34 (26th consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 16 days of more than 200 and three days of at least 300. ...

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Forrest General names first DAISY Award winner

Ashley Harris, an LPN at Forrest General Hospital, has been selected the hospital’s first recipient of the DAISY Award. The award will be presented monthly to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community. Harris was one of 10 finalists for this inaugural award and had already ...

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Saturday’s Covid numbers push upward as Reeves has important decision to make

By ROSS REILY As we end a week and head into a new one, it is painfully obvious that the Covid-19 trend line in Mississippi is continuing to go up. Unless some unforeseen event happens in the next 24 hours, the final numbers for the week will be up for the seventh consecutive week. Gov. Tate Reeves and state epidemiologist ...

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Mississippi legislators assert control over virus money

Mississippi lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Friday and asserted their control in a power struggle with the governor over who has the authority to spend $1.25 billion the state is receiving from the federal government for coronavirus relief. Republicans who lead the House and Senate say the Mississippi Constitution gives spending authority to the Legislature. But, Republican Gov. Tate ...

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ROSS REILY — Reeves more trustworthy than Legislature in Covid-19 crisis

While I don’t agree with every decision Gov. Tate Reeves has made during this Covid-19 crisis, I do believe he is acting with the best interest of the State of Mississippi in mind. He probably should have issued a shelter in place order a week or two sooner, I would argue. However, he sees what is going on in Mississippi ...

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FRIDAY — 20 new deaths as state reports single-day high of 397 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 7,212 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 397 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 29th day in the last 31 (23nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 14 days of more than 200 (4 consecutive) and two days of at ...

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Mississippi leaders clash over spending virus relief money

The Mississippi Legislature will restart its session Friday as top lawmakers and Gov. Tate Reeves argue over who has power to spend more than a billion dollars the federal government is sending the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who lead the House and Senate say the Mississippi Constitution gives spending authority to the Legislature. But Reeves, a Republican, says ...

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