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PHOTOS: Top football prospect Branson Robinson commits to the University of Georgia

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:46

Top football prospect Branson Robinson commits to the University of Georgia

      
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WATCH: Top prospect Branson Robinson commits to the University of Georgia

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:39

Branson Robinson, Mississippi's top football prospect, commits to the University of Georgia

      
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National Weather Service to start using new 'destructive' severe thunderstorm mobile alert

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 15:15

Starting July 28, the National Weather Service will issue an emergency alert on smartphones for when severe thunderstorms are deemed 'destructive'.

      
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Medical marijuana program in Mississippi: Lawmakers still hashing out proposals

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:44

"We'll allow the free market to determine which businesses succeed and what businesses fail," lawmaker says of medical marijuana proposal.

      
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7-day takeaway: Mississippi COVID-19 cases double, highest count since February

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:16

The state had administered over 2 million shots as of Thursday. The state reports a fully vaccinated rate of 32%.

      
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EPA gives Jackson city officials timeline to begin addressing city's water issues

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 13:47

The city and EPA entered into a binding agreement July 1 requiring Jackson to bring its water treatment facilities and delivery systems into compliance.

      
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Coronavirus cases in Mississippi rising: 1,199 new cases, 9 deaths reported Thursday

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:55

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 331,863 cases and 7,494 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Mississippi to file arguments in landmark abortion case

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 07:40

The case challenges rulings that have prohibited states from restricting abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb.

      
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'Don't know what we're going to do': Nick's Ice House owner, patrons mourn loss after fire

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 05:42

No one was injured when the fire broke out late Wednesday night. "They got everybody out really quick," patron says.

      
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'I haven't seen this before': Raises for Clarksdale's top officials create stir, with some citing race

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

Several questions remain unanswered a week after Clarksdale's city commission voted not to reconsider the massive pay raises it gave itself.

      
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UMMC program focused on narrowing racial disparity gap among physicians

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

From 1978 to 2019, Black men admitted to the nation's medical schools dropped from 3.1% to 2.9%.

      
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PHOTOS: Mississippi students get Insight into medical school

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

UMMC's Insight Summer Enrichment Program works to narrow the racial disparity in medical careers.

      
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Rep. Bennie Thompson to drop Trump lawsuit due to U.S. Capitol insurrection committee appointment

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 18:09

Rep. Bennie Thompson dropped his lawsuit against former President Donald Trump due to his Jan. 6 committee investigating the capitol insurrection.

      
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Jackson dealership owner wants answers after more than 40 catalytic converters stolen

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:34

Catalytic converter thefts are nothing new to Jackson, but the age-old crime has resurged nationwide during the pandemic as thieves look to sell them.

      
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Third Mississippi man arrested in U.S. Capitol riot

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:02

The Mississippi man was arrested in connection with an assault on police officers during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.

      
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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 961 new cases, 8 deaths reported Wednesday

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 09:24

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 330,664 cases and 7,485 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Mississippi Lt Gov: Corps ignored spillway operating manual

Mississippi Government News - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 08:05

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann spoke on the way to see endangered sea turtles released after being rehabilitated.

      
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Possible relocation of police precinct causing concerns amid crime surge

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 21:00

The possible relocation of police precinct four from northeast Jackson to Northside Drive causing concerns amid crime surge in the city.

      
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13 Mississippi ICUs are at capacity, access to COVID-19 care limited in some areas

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 18:00

On Tuesday, 138 patients were in Mississippi intensive care units, with 57 on ventilators. Thirteen of the state's ICUs are are at max capacity.

      
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Jackson police investigate shootings, discovery of human remains as homicide numbers grow

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:57

In a span of three days, Jackson police are investigating 4 separate homicides including the discovery of human remains linked to missing person case.

      
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