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Deteriorating conditions in Waveland, Mississippi as Hurricane Ida approaches

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 08/29/2021 - 12:43

A video posted by Thomas Fountain on Facebook shows deteriorating conditions in Waveland, Mississippi as Hurricane Ida approaches.

      
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Hurricane Ida track: Category 4 storm intensifies in Gulf ahead of landfall Sunday

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 08/29/2021 - 05:13

Here's a look at where Hurricane Ida is, where it's headed and the impacts it could have in Jackson.

      
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Comcast: Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots available to everyone for free as Hurricane Ida approaches

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 18:42

Both Xfinity customers and those who aren't will be able to use the public Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots as Hurricane Ida is expected to cause power outages.

      
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'We will get through this': Jackson mayor seeks to reassure residents as Ida approaches

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 18:04

"I'd like to assure the residents that we will get through this emergency that is looming," Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said about Hurricane Ida.

      
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Gov. Tate Reeves declares state of emergency as Hurricane Ida approaches landfall

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 14:44

As the state prepares for Hurricane Ida to make landfall, agencies and Mississippi officials are sharing tips and resources to keep everyone safe.

      
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Hurricane Ida: Shelters begin opening; city of Jackson distributing sandbags until Tuesday

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 12:50

As Hurricane Ida draws closer, Mississippi officials prepare for the storms landfall in southern counties, opening shelters and giving out sandbags.

      
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Emergencies collide in COVID-battered South bracing for Hurricane Ida

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 12:20

Hurricane Ida will make landfall Sunday in a region already bruised and battered by an ongoing COVID-19 wave that has threatened hospital capacity.

      
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Hurricane Ida: Mississippi school districts announce closures, online classes

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 12:01

Some schools in Mississippi are closing Monday due to Hurricane Ida. Others are switching to virtual learning.

      
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Where's Jim Cantore? Meteorologist spotted in New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Ida landfall

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 08/28/2021 - 09:05

Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore was spotted Friday in New Orleans ahead of Hurricane Ida's projected landfall in Louisiana.

      
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PHOTOS: Northwest Rankin vs Ridgeland

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 23:07

Northwest Rankin takes on Ridgeland during their football game at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood, Miss., Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

      
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Father, son sentenced to 4 years in prison, 3 years probation for shooting at Black teens

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 16:17

Wade Oscar Twiner and Lane Twiner were found guilty on various charges by a jury in the Yazoo County Circuit Court for shooting at Black teens.

      
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Eviction moratorium struck down by U.S. Supreme Court. What does this mean for MS renters?

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 15:47

Mississippi renters facing evictions who need information or advice can call the Mississippi Center for Justice's eviction hotline at 228-702-9983.

      
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Hurricane Ida: Marine evacuations ordered, sandbags available, closings announced

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 15:24

As Hurricane Ida moves trough the Gulf, marinas and harbors prepare to close with up to 11 feet of storm surge expected when the storm makes landfall.

      
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No COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public Mississippi universities for now, board says

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 14:16

The board will strongly encourage the shots, but may implement a mandate in the future, members said during a special meeting Friday.

      
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Another E. coli lawsuit filed against Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Pelahatchie

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 13:56

The Jackson couple is the second to sue Park Camp Resort in Pelahatchie. A Louisiana couple filed a complaint alleging their child contracted E. coli.

      
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Canton police looking for suspects in shooting that killed 6-year-old boy, 42-year-old man

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 10:54

Canton police are asking anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers 1-888-827-4637 or the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 601-859-5801.

      
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Tracking COVID-19 in Mississippi: 4,041 new coronavirus cases reported Friday

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 09:32

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 427,640 cases and 8,279 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Tropical Storm Ida threatens Gulf Coast: Follow the storm, spaghetti models

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 06:44

Here's a look at where Tropical Storm Ida is, where it's headed and the impacts it could have for Mississippi.

      
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On the anniversary of his death, a bullet-ridden sign tells the story of Emmett Till

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 08/27/2021 - 06:01

On Sept. 3, one of the Emmett Till signs with 317 bullet holes will be displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

      
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Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend: No sales tax due on firearms, ammo, hunting supplies

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 08/26/2021 - 21:00

During the Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend 2021, sales taxes are not collected on purchases of firearms, ammunition and certain hunting supplies.

      
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