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What rotting watermelons, fields look like: Heartbreak for Smith County, Miss., farmer

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 21:00

Watermelon grower Chaz Kennedy of Rockin' K Farms in Smith County has been hit hard by excessive rain, losing two fields to rot and fungus.

      
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VIDEO: Mississippi farmer shows what rotting watermelons look like, financial impact

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 21:00

Smith County, Miss., watermelon grower Chaz Kennedy of Rockin' K Farms has suffered heavy losses due to excessive rain. Here's a look at his fields.

      
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Will the show go on? Publicist unsure if ZZ Top will perform in Brandon after bassist dies

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:33

"I hope it will, but I can't confirm it right now." ZZ Top's publicist unable to confirm if Sunday show at Brandon Amphitheater will go on as planned.

      
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Visitation at Mississippi state prisons suspended as number of new COVID-19 cases grows

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:26

Mississippi Department of Corrections has suspended visitation at state prisons until further notice as new cases of COVID-19 continue to climb.

      
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Hinds County supervisor shuts down a second meeting during rant with makeshift gavel

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:05

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors meeting was shut down Wednesday for the second week in a row by Supervisor David Archie, who used a gavel.

      
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Mississippi Bureau of Investigation looking into death of Braxton man while in custody

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:52

The man was found unresponsive in a patrol car. Life saving measures by Rankin County deputies brought back a pulse, but he later died in a hospital.

      
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As the delta variant surges, Mississippi health officials urge all to wear masks indoors

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:28

The department's recommendations come as the state reported 1,875 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a daily count unseen in Mississippi since Jan. 27.

      
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Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:00

Health care, tax reform and medical marijuana were among topics the lieutenant governor talked about at the Neshoba County Fair.

      
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PHOTOS: Neshoba County Fair, Mississippi's Giant House Party, returns

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:26

Mississippi's Giant House Party, the Neshoba County Fair, runs through July 30, 2021.

      
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Ex-Mississippi officer pleads to excessive force charge during vehicle stop, arrest

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:00

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 26. The former officer from Meridian faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

      
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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 1,875 new cases, 6 deaths reported Wednesday

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:57

Since December, about 1,026,451 people living in Mississippi have been fully immunized against COVID-19.

      
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New restaurateur hopes upcoming Thai restaurant will make a boom in Highland Village

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 06:01

Located at 4500 I-55 North in Highland Village, the new restaurant is located in the former Ulmer's Stride Rite Shoes space.

      
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Tougaloo College to pay off school debt of some undergrads with COVID-19 relief money

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 06:00

"Our goal is to remove financial barriers especially during this time," Carmen J. Walters, president of Tougaloo College, said in a statement.

      
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New CDC guidelines urge mask-wearing in high COVID-19 transmission areas like Mississippi

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 21:00

As of Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves said he "has no intention" to implement a mask mandate in Mississippi.

      
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'Always made people laugh': Friends, coaches share memories of Nathan Griffith, 17

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 21:00

Nathan Griffith, Brandon High School student who drowned Sunday, loved hunting and fishing and had a promising future in baseball.

      
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Vaccinated? You still might have to wear your mask. What we know about the new CDC guidelines

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 14:52

The CDC announced new mask guidelines for vaccinated Americans in a briefing Tuesday due to the spread of the delta variant.

      
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Families of gun violence victims to rally Wednesday evening at Jackson Police Department

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 14:25

Families of gun violence victims in Jackson are hosting a city-wide rally on Wednesday at 7 p.m. outside Jackson Police Department headquarters.

      
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Has the curve flattened in your area? Compare Mississippi, U.S. COVID spread using this tool

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 13:41

COVID-19 cases are on the rise nationally, with spread of the more contagious delta variant causing more dramatic upticks. See how your area compares.

      
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Do vaccines protect against the delta variant? What to know about symptoms, testing as cases rise

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:17

As the delta variant continues to spread across the United States, here are some answers to questions about symptoms, vaccines and incubation.

      
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Hinds County deputies take man into custody in Terry double homicide

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 10:52

Hinds County deputies are investigating a double homicide in Terry. A man was arrested at a Clinton hotel Monday night. Charges are pending.

      
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