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Google selects Southaven site for Mississippi Operations Center New! 2020-07-09 11:45:21Google has announced that it will be opening its first U.S. Google Operations Center in Southaven. The Operations Center will provide customer and ope

COVID hits more legislators amid rapid spread in New! 2020-07-09 09:15:24At least 26 legislators and 10 others who work at Mississippi’s Capitol have tested positive for the coronavirus, a public health official said

State tourism, CVBs respond to pandemic New! 2020-07-09 08:51:15By LYNN LOFTON Tourism is a major economic factor in Mississippi.  So, how in the age of COVID-19 are convention and visitors bureaus around the

MCEF honors Dianna Zendejas as President’s Award Recipient New! 2020-07-09 08:34:46Dianna Zendejas of Brandon is a 2020 recipient of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation’s President’s Hard Hat Award for her r

MSU doctoral student honored for agronomy research New! 2020-07-09 08:30:43A Mississippi State graduate student is being recognized this year as a Future Leader in Science, an honor bestowed by the agronomy tri-societies&mdas

First Commercial Bank adds veteran banker, John Howie New! 2020-07-09 08:25:33First Commercial has announced the addition of John S. Howie, Jr. to the team as Chief Commercial Banking Officer.  “We are thrilled to hav

WEDNESDAY: Another 30 new Coronavirus deaths reported along 2020-07-08 14:58:10By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 32,888 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 674 n

Mississippi rates in Top 10 on PPP loan 2020-07-08 12:35:44Based on data provided by the U.S. Small Businesses Administration (SBA) this week about Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Mississippi is tied

TODD SMITH — Americans feel misunderstood by the 2020-07-08 12:20:32Tensions inside American newsrooms have emerged amid the recent protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody, including clashes b

TUESDAY: Forty-four new Coronavirus deaths reported along with 2020-07-07 15:59:07By ROSS REILY The most deaths in a single day have been reported in Mississippi Tuesday because of Coronavirus. After the worst week of Coronavirus ca

Mississippi board votes ‘no’ on moving Confederate monument 2020-07-07 11:15:22Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn’t fix racial

Feds to decide if 2 Mississippi turtles need 2020-07-07 11:13:47The federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for a freshwater turtle found only in Mississippi and a related species found

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Read the full articles of impeachment document here New! 2020-12-10 08:24:00Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday, setting in motion a historic c

This is why you should never plug space New! 2020-11-21 10:24:00Everyone needs to be aware of this huge risk.

How much a Disney World ticket cost the New! 2020-07-09 12:10:00When Disney World first opened, a ticket was a mere $3.50.

Central Park birdwatcher doesn’t want to be involved New! 2020-07-09 11:57:00"Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on," he said.

The physical toll of coronavirus-related stress and how New! 2020-07-09 11:53:00The constant stress of living in the age of coronavirus is affecting more than your mental health and emotional coping abilities. It's likely taking

Joe Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaign New! 2020-07-09 11:50:00Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster

Mississippi No. 5 per capita for COVID-19 cases New! 2020-07-09 11:38:00There is growing concern over the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.

Medical expert explains how coronavirus moves through the New! 2020-07-09 11:37:00A University of Minnesota professor talks about the "emerging evidence" that the coronavirus can be spread through airborne transmission.

Fraternity parties blamed for COVID-19 outbreak at college New! 2020-07-09 11:36:00According to University Health Services, 47 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in one week, which tripled the number of total university cases over

What you need to know about COVID-19: Some New! 2020-07-09 11:24:00Records for daily cases are being set, ICUs are reaching capacity and most states are seeing coronavirus cases spike again.

Supreme Court rules President Trump’s tax records may New! 2020-07-09 11:22:00The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a prosecutor can get President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation that incl

Supreme Court says Congress can't get President Trump's New! 2020-07-09 11:22:00The Supreme Court on Thursday kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The

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Autopsy: Death of Harvey Hill in Madison County 2020-07-06 14:19:58The death of 36-year-old Harvey Hill on May 6, 2018, in the Madison County Detention Center was a homicide, the Mississippi State Medical Examiner's

Mangia Bene COVID-19 Measures, Grants from LGBTQ Fund 2020-07-06 14:01:41In light of the City of Jackson's recent mandate requiring people to wear masks in public, Mangia Bene restaurant group, which operates BRAVO! Italia

Mississippi Could Drop Jim Crow-Era Statewide Voting Process 2020-07-06 12:37:00JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag. Later this year, the state's voters will decide whether to du

Jackson Councilman Suggests Buying Masks for Residents 2020-07-06 12:34:51JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after the city of Jackson passed a new rule requiring people to wear masks in public, City Councilman Kenneth Stokes

Mississippi House Speaker Tests Positive for Coronavirus 2020-07-06 12:33:23House Speaker Philip Gunn said Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus as state health officials reported more than 200 new infections

Belhaven University Renames Hall After Namesake Called Segregationist 2020-07-06 12:32:03JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A university in Mississippi removed the name of a former president from a residence hall after a petition called the man a

July 4th: COVID-19 Cases Top 30,000, Average at 2020-07-04 13:51:59Mississippians have witnessed a rapid increase in the number of positive COVID-19 results in the two weeks since Memorial Day weekend. The Mississip

COVID-19 Cases Near Record Day at 914, Hospitalized 2020-07-03 19:35:41Mississippians learned today that 914 new people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the second-highest day since the State Department of Health

870 New COVID-19 Cases and Peak Hospitalizations, as 2020-07-02 13:54:24 State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs’ increasingly frantic warnings about the state of COVID-19 in Mississippi continue to reflect in the num

JSU Virtual Margaret Walker Celebration, New MSU Fall 2020-07-02 13:45:22The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will partner with Foot Print Farms and Fauna Foodworks to host a 30-minute virtual cooking demo

Mississippi Bans Abortion Based on Race, Sex, Genetic 2020-07-02 13:28:36JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomal

Mississippi Pausing Reopening Process After COVID Surge 2020-07-02 13:24:56Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday the state is pausing its efforts to reopen the economy after a recent surge in new reported coronavirus ca

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Separate celebration: Formerly conjoined twins turn 2 after New! 2020-07-08 23:44:27Two-year-old twins Prefina and Ervina recently celebrated their birthday in a unusual way – as individuals. The previously conjoined twins, conn

Cops salute murdered officer who was shot with 2020-07-08 23:03:10On a day when 11 people were shot, two fatally, amid months of soaring gun violence in Chicago, a memorial honored a police officer who was shot 10 ye

Spanish archaeologists dig up dozens of mysterious tiny 2020-07-08 22:28:48Dozens of tiny flint figures were found by scientists working in Jordan, thousands of years after they were likely used in funerals and memorial cerem

WATCH: President Trump wants ‘schools open in the 2020-07-07 18:23:22Florida schools will reopen in the fall, thanks to an executive order signed by that state’s Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. And Florid

UDC quietly offers to remove Confederate monument as 2020-07-07 18:06:41RICHMOND, Virginia—A large crowd gathered in a heavy downpour to watch history being made: The removal of the monument celebrating Confederate G

Test your news knowledge with Zenger: Another statue 2020-07-07 16:31:43The post Test your news knowledge with Zenger: Another statue taken down appeared first on Zenger News.

Driveway drag shows and backyard violins: Business takes 2020-07-07 11:02:51Artists are blazing a new path to battle isolation, boredom and sagging spirits: home delivery. The Driveway Drag Show carries on, even for Richmond&r

Quadruplets die in government-run hospital 2020-07-07 10:02:59YAOUNDE, Cameroon — When 21-year-old Anne Christelle Ntsama gave birth to quadruplets, she was over the moon. She believed her children, who had

Fight breaks out over food shortage as refugees 2020-07-07 08:43:03Kampala, Uganda—With food gone and six children to feed, 40-year-old Zawadi Kizungu had no choice but to walk miles to find food, and stepped in

African Americans die more frequently from Covid-19, but 2020-07-06 11:05:40Black Americans are dying from Covid-19 more frequently than white people. But two researchers found it’s not because of obesity or poverty. Mas

Virtual Youth Discussion: “COVID-19: It’s Serious, Young People!” 2020-06-15 14:42:56LEXINGTON, Miss. — Holmes County, Mississippi continues to be among the state’s Hot Spots for COVID-19.  “COVID-19: It’s

COVID-19 Among Protestors: Coronavirus Resurgence? 2020-06-15 13:09:04By Morgan Bridgeman, Contributing Writer, ASU Intern Amid the death of George Floyd on May 25th, millions around the world have gathered in demonstrat