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2021 Dandy Dozen Stone Blanton

2 hours 43 min ago

Meet Dandy Dozen Stone Blanton from Madison-Ridgeland Academy in Madison.

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'At a breaking point' in Mississippi: Full ICUs, shortage of health care staff amid delta surge

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 16:22

"How much more of this can we take?" Hospitalizations in Mississippi going through the roof and staff shortages taking their toll.

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Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance dies; recently announced positive COVID-19 test

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:50

Former Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance announced July 23 he had tested positive for COVID-19. He died Wednesday at age 63.

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Is the lambda variant vaccine resistant? What we know about the COVID-19 variant as delta surges

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:49

Researchers in Japan have found mutations in the lambda COVID-19 variant that might make it more resistant to vaccines compared to other strains.

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Photos: Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance through the years

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 14:00

Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance's death was confirmed on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. He was 63 years old.

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Say aloha to the new school year as Mississippi Children's Museum hosts luau themed party

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:53

The luau-themed back-to-school party at the Mississippi Children's Museum will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests will receive a lei at the door.

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UPDATE: Explosion kills employee of Jarrell Recycling in Ellisville

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:35

One man was killed in an explosion Wednesday morning. A second man was "blown across the roof" but wasn't injured, authorities say.

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COVID-19 funds used to prop up struggling Jackson Convention Complex. What now?

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 11:11

The city approved federal coronavirus funds to the Jackson Convention Complex in response to a $2.5 million hit to revenue during the pandemic.

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More than 2,800 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi Wednesday, the highest daily total since January

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 09:29

The state's 2,821 daily COVID-19 cases is the highest number since the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 3,029 cases on Jan. 15.

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2021 Dandy Dozen Trevion Williams

Wed, 08/04/2021 - 06:29

Meet Dandy Dozen Trevion Williams of Crystal Springs High School in Crystal Springs.

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Medicaid proponents sound off on MS auditor's fraud accusations

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 21:00

Some Mississippi activists say Republican State Auditor Shad White is using Medicaid fraud to curtail program's expansion.

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State board to recommend Holmes County Consolidated School District for state takeover

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:55

The Mississippi Board of Education will recommend another state of emergency and the Holmes County Consolidated School District be abolished.

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Several HBCU students from Mississippi chosen for White House HBCU program

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:49

Eight students from Mississippi or with ties to Historically Black Colleges and Universities were chosen to be HBCU Scholars.

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VIDEO: Challenges when children return to school

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 14:19

Shella Wesley, with You for Youth Inc., in Jackson, Miss., expresses concerns and challenges that lie ahead with children returning to class.

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VIDEO: All children don't learn the same

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 14:16

You for Youth summer camp in Jackson, Miss., works to prepare children and parents for the classroom.

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Is there a delta variant test? What we know about COVID-19 as cases continue to rise

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 11:13

As delta variant cases continue to rise throughout the U.S., here's what we know about COVID-19 testing — regardless if you're vaccinated or not.

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Death investigation at Raymond Detention Center: Detainee found unresponsive

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 10:19

Hinds County Sheriff Office officials identified the detainee found unresponsive Tuesday. The cause of death is unknown pending results of an autopsy.

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Mississippi police chief dies in crash one day after retiring

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 09:50

A law officer was killed in a highway crash one day after his retirement as a police chief, authorities said.

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Miss USA Asya Branch to encourage vaccination as COVID-19 cases surge in Mississippi

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 09:48

The event will last from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at New Horizon Church International, 1770 Ellis Ave.

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Tracking the coronavirus in Mississippi: 1,574 new cases, 34 deaths reported Tuesday

Tue, 08/03/2021 - 09:29

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 350,070 cases and 7,590 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

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