Mississippi News

60 years of activism: From the Freedom Rides to BLM, generations discuss work, parallels

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 06:01

In the 60 years since the Freedom Rides, one older activist said: "Everything has changed but nothing has changed."

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Surging COVID-19 cases a concern in Mississippi, particularly for young children with no vaccination option

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 21:00

Not even 2-years-old, Wyatt Green, is considered a COVID-19 long hauler. His mother is terrified what the delta variant could do as school nears.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Report: Ex-officer from Oxford, Mississippi, set to take plea deal in woman's killing

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 20:06

Dominique Clayton, 32, was shot in her own home and her son discovered her body. Matthew Kinne was indicted in 2019 on a capital murder charge.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Mississippi Association of Educators calls for statewide mask mandate in schools

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 18:20

In a letter sent Monday, MAE President Erica Jones said a mask mandate would be in the best interest of students, educators and their families.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

VA cites veteran safety in move to require vaccination for its health care workers

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 14:38

"It's the best way to keep Veterans safe, especially as the delta variant spreads," said Denis McDonough, Department of Veterans Affairs secretary.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Brandon teen who drowned while fishing with friends identified

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:24

Rankin County coroner said the teen fell overboard on Sunday. His body was recovered a short time later.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Mississippi Department of Education to temporarily move. Here's where and why.

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 10:50

The Mississippi Department of Education is temporarily relocating for the second time since 2015.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Coronavirus in Mississippi: More than 3,600 new cases reported over weekend

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 10:27

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 336,788 cases and 7,508 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

'We have to get it right,' Mississippi's Bennie Thompson vows as Jan. 6 probe begins

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 10:15

A panel, headed by Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, will hold its first hearing Tuesday on the Jan. 6 insurrection. He recalls that day.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

What to know about tax-free weekends in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 06:00

Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas have upcoming tax-free weekends. Here's a look at when the sales tax holidays are and what is tax exempt.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Install Yazoo pumps: Relatively new argument focuses on low-income, minority residents

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 05:30

"Residents of the south Delta face one of the most glaring instances of environmental justice anywhere in the nation," Sen. Roger Wicker said.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

From Japan to Jackson: How a Mississippi man became first to brew, bottle unique tea in US

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 21:01

Chat Phillips, who grew up on a Yazoo County catfish farm, started brewing in his kitchen, later founding Inaka Tea Company.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Bob Moses, Freedom Summer architect and civil rights leader, dead at 86

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 15:33

Robert Parris Moses, the architect of Mississippi's Freedom Summer and a storied civil rights leader, died at 86.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

PHOTOS: Civil rights activist Robert "Bob" Moses through the years

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 15:08

Robert "Bob" Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading voter registration drives, died July 25, 2021, at age 86.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

On what would have been Emmett Till's 80th birthday, museum goers reflect

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 15:08

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum honors Emmett Till, state's past, on what would have been Till's 80th birthday.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Federal Rental Assistance Fair | Photos

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 12:00

A rental assistance fair for Jackson residents was held at the Mississippi Trademart in the state Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Jackson, Miss.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Mississippi traffic stop ends with hug between trooper, speeding driver

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 10:23

Months after their first chance encounter, Michael Williams still speaks with amazement of the time he crossed paths with a Mississippi state trooper.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Civil Rights mural | Photos

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/25/2021 - 09:44

A mural honoring civil rights legends — both living and dead — was unveiled on the COFO building in Jackson, Miss.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

'I fear I will bury a child': Southern states vulnerable to COVID-19 delta variant surge

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 21:00

"It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama said.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

'Chain Breakers': Jackson State University celebrates civil rights activists with mural

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 15:30

Entitled "Chain Breakers," the Jackson State University mural depicts six civil rights activists as they rise above a broken chain.

      
Categories: Mississippi News

Pages

Subscribe to Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, Inc. aggregator - Mississippi News