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No mandated COVID-19 vaccinations on the horizon for public Mississippi colleges

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 07:16

Although dozens of college educators have beseeched state leaders to make vaccinations a requirement, a state mandate for public colleges is unlikely.

      
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2021 Dandy Dozen Marquez Dortch

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 08/03/2021 - 06:29

Meet Dandy Dozen Marquez Dortch from George County High School in Lucedale.

      
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Commission recommends state of emergency order for embattled Holmes County school district

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 16:54

A nearly 400-page audit released on July 26 found the district in violation of more than 80% of standard procedures in place for Mississippi schools.

      
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Is the delta variant making more Mississippians get vaccinated? Here's what to know

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 13:47

As of Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 32% of Mississippians are fully vaccinated.

      
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Making six figures and getting Medicaid? It happens in Mississippi, state auditor says

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 12:16

Mississippi's Medicaid program may be paying out millions of dollars to people who aren't qualified to get the benefits, a new report shows.

      
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Mississippi reports nearly 5,000 new COVID cases over the weekend, 13 deaths

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 10:23

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 348,496 cases and 7,556 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 10:00

Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said one of two recent COVID-19 tests came back positive. It is unclear if he tested positive for the delta variant.

      
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Southern soul hitmaker wins music production awards

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 07:45

Working from his small studio in Mississippi, Antonio "Tony T." Turner is the brains behind the music of some of the hottest Southern soul artists.

      
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Mississippi governor, House speaker predictably blast critical race theory: Analysis

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 08/02/2021 - 06:00

It was a predicable that critical race theory would come up during Neshoba County Fair speeches, where audiences are mostly white and conservative.

      
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Letters penned to MS governors during Civil War era provide broader history

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 21:00

"It lets you hear from ... Mississippians during one of our most revolutionary times in history," said project director Susannah Ural.

      
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'It's an unseen pain': Braxton woman gets her life back with new bladder therapy

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 08/01/2021 - 21:00

Ashlee Lunsford suffers from interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition that affects 3-8 million women in the U.S. causing her pain.

      
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Hinds County undersheriff admitted to hospital as Mississippi COVID-19 cases continue to surge

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 12:38

The Hinds County undersheriff was admitted to the hospital more than a week after Sheriff Lee Vance tested positive for the COVID-19 delta variant.

      
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Police: 3 dead in Lakeland Drive wreck after fleeing vehicle drives into oncoming traffic

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 12:18

Flowood police say three people are dead Saturday after a driver attempting to flee from an officer drove into oncoming traffic.

      
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VIDEO: Meet Dandy Dozen R.J. Moss

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 06:30

Meet Dandy Dozen R.J. Moss from Biloxi High School.

      
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Mississippi may limit out-of-state turkey hunters flocking to public land. Here's why.

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 06:12

Mississippi is seeing a stress on its birds with one of the earliest turkey hunting seasons in the U.S. Here's what limit would mean.

      
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2 Lamar County schools switch to virtual learning, require masks, amid COVID-19 outbreaks

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 19:07

A message sent to parents Friday said Oak Grove and Purvis high schools would switch to virtual learning. A mask mandate is also being put in place.

      
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Mississippi ICUs near capacity, two schools go virtual and ERs overflowing

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 18:47

The Mississippi State Department of Health has recorded over 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week.

      
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PHOTOS: 34th annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:03

The 34th annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza Friday, July 30, 2021, brings families to Flowood.

      
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Airman killed at Keesler Air Force Base Wednesday identified

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 14:19

"He was a wingman to all of us and our thoughts are with his family." Airman killed at Keesler Air Force Base remembered for his joyous spirit.

      
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Mississippi ICUs have only 10% of beds available as COVID-19 delta variant surges, none at UMMC

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 13:39

Jackson-area hospitals down to three ICU beds as COVID-19 cases surge in Hinds, Rankin counties.

      
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