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Mississippi governor announces COVID-19 state of emergency to end soon

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 16:52

In less than 2 months, the COVID-19 state of emergency will end at midnight on Aug. 15, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday.

      
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Mississippi prepares as potential tropical cyclone draws closer to Gulf Coast

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 15:52

Several county emergency managements, including Forrest and Lamar, are handing out sand, sandbags ahead of the heavy rainfall expected Friday in MS.

      
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15 hours, 9 waffles: Clarion Ledger reporter's fantasy football punishment at Waffle House

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 14:03

"I recommend absolutely no one do this," Clarion Ledger reporter Lee Sanderlin said Friday morning after eating nine waffles at Waffle House.

      
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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 244 new cases, 2 deaths reported Friday

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:48

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 319,948 cases and 7,371 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Welcome to Waffle Hell: 15 hours spent in breakfast purgatory

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:12

Lee Sanderlin spent the night in a Brandon Waffle House and consumed way too many waffles after losing a fantasy football bet.

      
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Clarion Ledger reporter Lee O. Sanderlin spent 15 hours in a Waffle House to serve fantasy football punishment

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:04

Clarion Ledger reporter Lee O. Sanderlin spent 15 hours in a Waffle House to serve fantasy football punishment

      
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Clarion Ledger reporter Lee O. Sanderlin spent 15 hours in a Waffle House to serve fantasy football punishment

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 13:03

Clarion Ledger reporter Lee O. Sanderlin spent 15 hours in a Waffle House to serve fantasy football punishment

      
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See live webcams in Biloxi, around Mississippi as potential Tropical Storm Claudette nears

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 09:31

See live webcams in Biloxi and around Mississippi as Potential Tropical Cyclone Three approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.

      
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Potential Tropical Cyclone Three could bring storm conditions to Gulf Coast today, NHC says

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 06:56

See where Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is, where it's headed and the impacts it could have on Mississippi.

      
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A second chance: Mississippi father of two gives oldest daughter gift of a lifetime

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 06/18/2021 - 04:02

Father's Day for the Shaffette family brings to memory the gift Rhett Shaffette have his 12-year-old daughter last year: A new liver.

      
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What to know about the Pearl River: Where it's safe to fish, swim, where it's not and options

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 21:35

Twenty-seven miles of the Pearl River are under a water contact advisory, but MDEQ says the remainder of the river is safe for recreation.

      
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5 places for fishing, swimming, boating in metro Jackson beyond contaminated Pearl River

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 21:32

Residents are advised not to go into the Pearl River near Jackson, but there plenty of other places in the area where you can get wet and have fun.

      
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PHOTOS: Pearl River looks inviting but people warned to stay out

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 21:00

Due to pollution, people have been advised to not make contact with water in the Pearl River and its tributaries in the Jackson, Miss., area.

      
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PHOTOS: Places to swim, fish, boat in Jackson metro

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 21:00

Although the quality of the Pearl River water is unsafe at this time in Jackson, Miss., the water at the Ross Barnett Reservoir is safe to enjoy.

      
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Canton police receive prank call about an active shooter, bomb threat at Walmart

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 16:10

"We do not have an active shooter at Walmart, nor do we have a bomb threat," Canton Police Chief Otha Brown said.

      
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Mississippi Supreme Court sends case accusing Catholic priest of abuse back to Forrest County

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 16:00

A former Hattiesburg resident was granted another day in court after judges rule his claim of sexual abuse by a priest in 1984-85 should be heard.

      
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Tropical storm warning issued in Mississippi, gulf coast as storm moves north

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:59

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning in the gulf as a storm threatens to strengthen as it moves north toward the coast

      
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Jackson police officers involved in shootout at gas station placed on administrative leave

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:49

Jackson police are looking into a series of messages posted to a Jackson man's Facebook page hours before he was killed in a deadly shootout Tuesday.

      
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Potential Tropical Cyclone to bring both unneeded and much-needed rain to Gulf Coast | WeatherTiger

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 15:34

Your perspective on this incoming rainfall likely varies based on your location. In Louisiana and Mississippi, residents have seen enough.

      
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Are Jackson stores and businesses closing for Juneteenth? It's business as usual for most

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 06/17/2021 - 14:55

While the city of Jackson's offices are set to close early on Friday in celebration of Juneteenth, most stores and businesses will be open as usual.

      
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