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Mississippi betting revenue plummets in March

Mississippi’s sports betting revenue fell sharply in the past month, after the popular National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) basketball tournament was cancelled and the state’s casinos shut from March 16.  Revenue for the month dropped 86.8% year-on-year to $648,646.60 (or 69.2% month-on-month) after the March Madness tournament, which drove customer activity in the prior year, was cancelled as a result of ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports 169 new cases of Coronavirus, 3,793 total with 11 new deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 3,793 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 169 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 15th day in the last 17 that the single-day total has been more than 100 with four days of more than 200 as the anticipated peak is still expected next week. ...

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Mississippi gov forms coronavirus economic recovery group

Mississippi’s governor has formed a commission of private-sector business leaders tasked with making recommendations on how the state can economically recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tate Reeves announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission for Economic Recovery, also called Restart Mississippi, on Tuesday. The 17-member task force is chaired by Joe Sanderson, CEO of the poultry company Sanderson Farms, ...

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Committee chooses new president for Hinds Community College

An educator from Kentucky will become the next president of Hinds Community College in Mississippi. A search committee at Hinds announced Thursday that has chosen Stephen Vacik to begin the job July 1. He will succeed Clyde Muse, who is retiring after 42 years as president. Vacik is president of Maysville Community and Technical College in Maysville, Kentucky. He was president of ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — U.S. Supreme Court takes on Insanity

On March 23, 2020, while the average American pointed fingers over the spread of COVID-19 and reassessed his or her own mortality, a sequestered U.S. Supreme Court quietly released four opinions.  In keeping with the times and deviating from tradition, the opinions appeared only online rather than being first announced ceremoniously in a robed ritual. One opinion, Kahler v. Kansas ...

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Mississippi gov extends statewide stay-home order amid virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he is extending his statewide stay-at-home order by one week to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The order has been in place since the evening of April 3, and it originally was set to expire Monday morning. The extension expires April 27. “We need one more week to break the ...

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State Supreme Court unanimously upholds ruling to award C Spire with state technology contract

C Spire’s new contract with the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) will move forward without any further delays. This news follows a unanimous decision by the Mississippi State Supreme Court denying AT&T’s appeal and will employ C Spire’s fiber technology to improve the state’s communications capabilities. “We commend Mississippi’s state leadership for taking particular responsibility to spend each ...

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US engineers examine impact of Yazoo pump project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that it will re-examine the potential environmental impact of a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of rural Mississippi, drawing immediate criticism from conservation groups that say the project would be harmful and expensive. Prominent Mississippi politicians have been pushing the Trump administration to revive and fund the project ...

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Butler Snow’s Edney admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Butler Snow attorney Andrea La’Verne Edney has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The fellows were inducted before an audience of 561 during a ceremony at the college’s 2020 spring meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting, held March 5-8, had a total attendance of 679. “This is ...

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Regions Bank and UMMC announce up to $50,000 matching gift to support COVID-19 relief

Regions Bank on Thursday announced a contribution of up to $50,000 to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in support of UMMC’s comprehensive work to serve patients, families and communities affected by COVID-19. These funds will be used as part of a matching gift option designed to help increase financial support for immediate needs across the Medical Center. For ...

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