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Photos: Highway 26 collapse claimed lives and leaves questions

Mississippi Government News - 10 hours 59 min ago

Then and Now: Photos of Highway 26 show road continues to erode

      
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'Hell opened up': Survivors of Highway 26 collapse recall panic and fear

Mississippi Government News - 10 hours 59 min ago

First responders and survivors of the Highway 26 collapse recall the panic and fear they felt on the night of August 30.

      
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'She was our rock': Wiggins family loses mother, wife to Highway 26 road collapse

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 09/25/2021 - 08:15

The family plans on celebrating Amanda's life on Oct. 2 with a silent auction, raffle and releasing paper lanterns at the Daquiri Shop in Long Beach.

      
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PHOTOS: Raleigh plays against Madison-Ridgeland Academy in high school football game

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 23:19

Madison-Ridgeland Academy plays football against Raleigh High School in Raleigh, Miss., Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

      
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Joint committee hears from Mississippi agencies as prep for 2022-23 budget begins

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 21:00

Mississippi's joint legislative budget committee heard from an array of state agency heads to help lawmakers start planning for next year's budget.

      
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State leaders want a special session to address COVID relief and medical marijuana

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:55

Should Tate Reeves call a special session, lawmakers want it to include medical marijuana, COVID relief legislation.

      
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Highway 26 collapse caused by run-off pipe failure, excessive rain from Hurricane Ida

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:17

Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Brad White said the department hopes to get Highway 26 reopened within the next 45 days.

      
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As COVID-19 case counts decrease in Mississippi, UMMC's related hospitalizations down by over half

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 13:01

Mississippi hospitalizations are in tandem with the decreasing daily infection rates, doctors said.

      
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Tracking COVID-19 in Mississippi: 1,505 new coronavirus cases reported Friday

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 08:43

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 482,902 COVID-19 cases and 9,425 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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PHOTOS: TECH JXN event highlights the best of Jackson's tech, film, music and food

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 21:11

The third annual TECH JXN event kicked off in downtown Jackson, Miss. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.

      
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Witnesses describe fleeing deadly shooting at Collierville Kroger. Others await word from loved ones.

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 19:10

The shooting in a Collierville Kroger binds customers with cashiers, loved ones searching for people inside, and the gunshot victims themselves.

      
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Gunn: Lawmakers in agreement on medical marijuana bill, but needs special session to make it law.

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:57

For the bill to become law before the 2022 legislative session, Gov. Reeves would have to order a special session of the legislature.

      
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Ink barely dry on budget as Mississippi starts new one

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:22

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee holds a public hearing as part of the long process of deciding how the state will spend billions of dollars.

      
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Reading, math proficiency among Mississippi students drops during pandemic

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:21

Overall student proficiency in math and English declined during the 2020-21 school year largely due to the pandemic, state officials said.

      
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Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch seeks to end family lawsuit after dad's death

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 13:08

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has been in a court dispute with her 80-year-old stepmother.

      
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Crash on U.S. 98 claims lives of 11-year-old, two adults. Victims identified.

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 10:45

The three killed when their vehicle was hit by another that crossed the median on U.S. 98 in Marion County, authorities say.

      
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Tracking COVID-19 in Mississippi: 2,071 new coronavirus cases reported Thursday

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 10:44

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 481,397 COVID-19 cases and 9,395 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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7-day takeaway: Over 10,000 COVID-19 cases, 230 related deaths reported in a week

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 09:52

The state has administered around 2.7 million vaccine doses. The state reports a fully vaccinated rate of 40%.

      
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Have you seen them? Gulfport police searching for missing mother, 9-month-old daughter

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 07:54

Jessica Lynn McCranie and 9-month-old Ava McCranie were last seen Tuesday. Anyone with information can contact Gulfport police: 228-868-5959.

      
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He was once labeled a danger to patients. Now he's protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 21:48

His peers labeled him a danger to the public, stripping his medical license. Then they gave it back. Now he's fighting COVID vaccine mandates.

      
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