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Mississippi wildlife agency names 1st Black chief of law enforcement

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 14:15

Col. Jerry Carter, a U.S. Army veteran, will oversee the work of 160 officers statewide. He began his MDWFP career as a conservation officer in 1988.

      
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Hinds County investigator dismissed from sheriff's office after domestic violence arrest

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 07/17/2021 - 09:49

In an email Friday afternoon, Hinds County Sheriff's Office spokesman said the investigator is no longer employed following an internal investigation.

      
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Mississippi state health officials talk new K-12 COVID-19 guidance, Delta variant spike

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 18:06

Based on Mississippi State Department of Health records, about 11,000 Mississippians aged 12-15 have been fully vaccinated.

      
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Sequencing data show Mississippians under 40 make up 65% of COVID-19 Delta variant cases

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 16:36

Of the samples the Mississippi State Health Department has sequenced, it's identified 231 total Delta variant cases in the state.

      
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UMMC will require all employees, students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 14:12

The University of Mississippi Medical Center will require its employees and students to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a N95 mask.

      
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PHOTOS: UMMC requires students, employees to be vaccinated or wear N95 masks

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 14:12

University of Mississippi Medical Center announces that staff and students must be vaccinated or wear N95 masks.

      
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Track 2021 homicides in Jackson using this map

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 13:10

The city is now on track to reach 150 murders by the end of the year and beat 2020's record 130 homicides.

      
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Schools in Mississippi to focus on in-person learning this fall as COVID-19 cases rise

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 10:38

The Mississippi Board of Education passed new policies Thursday that advise districts around the state to prioritize in-person learning this fall.

      
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2 men killed when Amtrak train, semi collide at crossing south of Jackson

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 10:36

The Hinds County coroner identified two men who were killed when Amtrak Train 58 from New Orleans collided with their 18-wheeler wrecker tow truck.

      
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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 534 new cases, 5 deaths reported Friday

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 09:22

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 326,804 cases and 7,465 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

      
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Mississippi marker honors two Black men killed by Klansmen in 1964

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 05:02

Mississippi "needed to officially recognize these two men." Family members, friends attend dedication of marker honoring two killed by the KKK.

      
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Jackson homicides keep going up and up. What's the reason and is there a solution?

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:00

As of July 15, the city of Jackson has 79 homicides. The city is expected to surpass 2020's record. Frustrations around why there are so many deaths.

      
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PHOTOS: Homicide scenes and victims in Jackson

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:00

As of July 15, 2021, there have been 79 homicides in Jackson. A record-breaking 130 homicides took place in the city in 2020.

      
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PHOTOS: Mississippi marker honors 2 young Black men killed by Klan in 1964

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 20:41

A Mississippi historical marker about the 1964 KKK kidnapping and killing of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee was dedicated July 15, 2021.

      
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PHOTOS: Nissan celebrates production start of redesigned Frontier at Canton plant

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 19:10

Nissan begins production of all-new redesigned 2022 model of Frontier truck at Canton plant on July 15, 2021, with ceremony.

      
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Hinds County Sheriff's investigator arrested in Ridgeland, charged with domestic violence

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 13:24

The Ridgeland Police Department is investigating after a Hinds County Sheriff's Office investigator was arrested Wednesday at Sunchase Apartments.

      
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Jackson mayor says state supplying additional police to help to fight crime not enough

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 13:09

Crime not going away through policing alone, Jackson mayor says. State money for services to help allay poverty, provide education needed along with jobs

      
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Grand jury issues new indictments on private school heads accused of stealing millions

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 11:31

Nancy and Zachary New, former nonprofit heads and private school operators, were indicted on additional charges of wire fraud and identity theft.

      
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7-day takeaway: New Mississippi COVID-19 cases more than triple, deaths tick up by 1

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 10:30

Within the week, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,619 COVID-19 cases, up 932 from the previous week.

      
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Monitor to oversee Mississippi's mental health care system, federal judge rules

Mississippi Government News - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 09:30

The order comes 10 years after the federal government said Mississippi had done too little to provide services outside mental hospitals.

      
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