Thus far Mississippi’s self-response to Census among the highest in US

Officials Inviting All Mississippians to Help Us Maintain the Lead For the first time in history, the public can monitor U.S. Census self-response rates daily, and, as of the Saturday update, Mississippi had an 18.3 percent self-response rate – higher than the national average of 16.9 percent and well above some neighboring states. Louisiana is at 16.3 percent,…

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STOP MISINFORMATION – consult official sources on coronaviruses in animals

By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE — Pets and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting COVID-19, and the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners consult the American Veterinary Medical Association to get the facts. Dr. Kent Hoblet, dean of the college, encouraged animal owners to…

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BREAKING NEWS! Schools to close through April 17

From Staff Reports Questions over when local schools will reopen were at least partially answered on Thursday when Gov. Tate Reeves ordered all public schools throughout Mississippi to suspend classes through at least April 17 due to the spread of the of coronavirus. “This is not a decision I take lightly,” Reeves said in a…

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Free Inmate Phone Calls Offered by State Phone Provider

JACKSON – Starting Tuesday, March 17, incarcerated persons using the GTL phone service will be able to make two free phone calls of up to five minutes each per week. GTL, the state’s phone service provider, is providing the two free calls through April 13.  No credit will be given if the free calls are…

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Governor Tate Reeves Signs Executive Orders Furthering Mississippi’s COVID-19 Response

JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed two executive orders to further the state’s response to COVID-19 and aid Mississippians being impacted. Addressing Mississippians via Facebook Live, Governor Reeves announced the ongoing efforts working with state and local agencies to proactively prepare for and respond to the changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19 in the state. For the…

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Mississippi orders casinos to close amid virus concerns

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS   Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — All of Mississippi’s state-regulated casinos were ordered to close by midnight Monday to limit the spread of the new coronavirus. Mississippi reported 12 confirmed cases of the virus as of Monday. Schools and universities and some museums remained closed. The Mississippi Gaming Commission said in its…

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Millions holed up at home as virus profoundly shifts US life

For the latest information on how to combat the spread of COVID-19, CLICK HERE!   By TIM SULLIVAN – Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday, worried not just about getting sick but about what the unprecedented near-shutdown of the U.S. could do…

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GCHS teams come up just short of perfect week

Wildcat baseball, softball teams barely miss sweep of games over past week From Staff Reports The Greene County High School baseball team missed a perfect week on the diamond by just a couple of pitches. An extra-innings rally by East Central was the spoiler on Saturday as the Hornets scored three runs in the top…

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