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Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders at 2021 SWAC Football Media Day

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:43

Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders attends the annual SWAC Football Media Day in Birmingham, Alabama, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

      
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Mississippi pain cream scheme: Pharmacist pleads guilty in $182.5M fraud. He made $13.3 M.

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:15

The Bolton pharmacist will remain free on a $100,000 unsecured bond until he is sentenced. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

      
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SWAC Media Day 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 13:59

Coaches a players attend the SWAC annual Football Media Day at the Sheraton-Birmingham Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

      
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Hinds County Sheriff's Office reports spike in COVID-19 cases at Raymond Detention Center

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 13:48

More than 70 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Raymond Detention Center and the Work Center, the Hinds County Sheriff's Office said.

      
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Need help paying rent, utilities? Rental assistance fair this weekend at MS Fairgrounds

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:37

Millions of dollars in rental and utility assistance is still available for low-income tenants in Mississippi.

      
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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 573 new cases, 9 deaths reported Tuesday

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:19

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 329,703 cases and 7,477 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Emergency Broadband Benefit program still accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year

Mississippi Government News - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 06:00

The program, launched by the Federal Communications Commission in May, can lower broadband costs by $50 or more, depending on your circumstances.

      
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Hinds County board member's gavel pounding to block agenda item shuts down meeting

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 16:11

"It's a situation I would describe as regrettable and embarrassing," Sheriff Lee Vance said.

      
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Supervisor David Archie shuts off board president

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 14:50

Hinds County Supervisor David Archie cut off any discussion over a possible vote on his position as president-elect and vice president of the board.

      
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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 2,326 new cases, 3 deaths reported Friday-Sunday

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:48

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 329,130 cases and 7,468 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Police officer dies in crash a day after graduating academy in Mississippi

Mississippi Government News - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 07:11

A car crash killed a Mississippi police officer just a day after she graduated from the police academy, the police chief said.

      
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What's ahead for Mississippi Parole Board? Report examines timeliness, attendance, pay

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 21:00

PEER recommended that the Parole Board improve the timeliness of some parole hearings. It also looked at attendance and pay.

      
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With eviction moratorium set to end, Mississippi's rental assistance is still largely unspent

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 21:00

Over $180 million in federal aid meant to help Mississippi renters avoid eviction and utility shut offs is still unspent as eviction moratorium ends.

      
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She called 911. He was killed by police. Here's what happened in a small Mississippi town

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 21:00

The girlfriend of a man shot and killed by a Sumrall police officer said her boyfriend had held a gun to his head as he hemmed her in the bathroom.

      
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Veterans can now see how VA hospitals rank on patient satisfaction. Most do well. Then there's Memphis.

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 12:12

Many VA hospitals got high marks for patient satisfaction in newly published ratings. But one stood out.

      
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Wanted man dead after exchanging gunfire with deputies in Canton

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 10:36

3 hour standoff ends with suspect's death in Canton

      
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'Outcome could have been totally different': How a Mississippi deputy's actions saved life

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 06:01

He had only been a deputy for about a year, but his EMT experience kicked in during a drug overdose response regarding a teen in a rural area.

      
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PHOTOS: Mississippi Miss Hospitality 2021 crowned

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 07/18/2021 - 04:26

Jane Granberry is crowned Mississippi Miss Hospitality on Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Hattiesburg. Here's a look at the final night of competition.

      
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Jane Granberry of Hattiesburg crowned Mississippi Miss Hospitality

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 23:54

Jane Granberry of Hattiesburg was crowned Saturday night in Hattiesburg. The decision was made after the field of 36 was narrowed to 10 and then five.

      
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Former Mississippi first lady Elise Winter dies at 95

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 21:53

Elise Winter, the wife of former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, died Saturday at her home in Jackson. She was 95.

      
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