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THURSDAY — 255 new Coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 12,222 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 255 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 43rd consecutive day (45 of 46) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 28 days of more than 200 and eight days of 300 or more and one ...

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Is mortgage forbearance an option? Here’s what to know

Suddenly out of work or making due with reduced paychecks, an estimated 4.1 million Americans have sought forbearance on their mortgage, according to data released Monday by the Mortgage Bankers Association. That’s a staggering number, and experts anticipate more homeowners will seek this protection as the economic impact of the coronavirus wears on. A forbearance hits the pause button on ...

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Master-Bilt to close permanently in New Albany

Master-Bilt’s manufacturing facility in New Albany is closing permanently, the company announced Tuesday. “Refrigerated Solutions Group today announced that after a full review of its business opportunities, market conditions and other options, it reached the difficult but necessary decision to begin the process of permanently closing its manufacturing facility located in New Albany, Mississippi,” a statement from the company says. The ...

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Eldorado Resorts to re-open three Mississippi casinos today

Eldorado Resorts will resume operations at Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lula, Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg and Tropicana Casino Greenville today. Eldorado is implementing the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s regulations that limit the number of guests to no greater than 50% of the property’s maximum occupancy. “As we continue to resume operations at our properties, the health and safety of our ...

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Nearly 39 million have sought US jobless aid since virus hit

More than 2.4 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week in the latest wave of layoffs from the viral outbreak that triggered widespread business shutdowns two months ago and sent the economy into a deep recession. Roughly 38.6 million people have now filed for jobless aid since the coronavirus forced millions of businesses to close their doors and ...

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Mississippi church suing on virus restrictions burns down

A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak. First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi, burned down Wednesday morning, news outlets reported. When investigators from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office got to the scene, they found graffiti ...

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Methodist Rehab names Employees of the Quarter

Methodist Rehabilitation Center has announced Clinical and Support Service Employees of the Quarter for its Jackson hospital and external campuses. For the second quarter of 2020, the honorees include Amanda Griggs of Brandon, a social worker at MRC; Lionel Griffin of Jackson, a security guard at MRC’s main campus; Wes Myers of Brandon, a physical therapy assistant at Methodist Outpatient ...

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Dems question judicial nominee about past partisan remarks

Democratic members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday repeatedly asked a federal appeals court nominee from Mississippi about derisive comments he made in newspaper opinion pieces and on social media about former President Barack Obama and his signature health care legislation. “Did you call the passage of the Affordable Care Act ‘perverse’ and ‘illegitimate’ and say that (you) ...

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Mississippi gov OKs business grants from virus relief fund

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is signing a bill that creates a $300 million grant program for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Legislators passed the bill with broad bipartisan support last week, using part of the $1.25 billion Mississippi has received from a federal relief package. Republican Reeves and his staff helped write the legislation, but the ...

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Judge nominated as Mississippi public safety commissioner

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Sean Tindell of Gulfport is in line to become the new public safety commissioner in Mississippi. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves announced his nomination of Tindell on Wednesday. It must be confirmed by the state Senate. Tindell served as a Republican in the Senate from 2012 until he was appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Phil ...

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