Leakesville officials close Town Hall temporarily as a precaution

From Staff Reports Leakesville Town Hall is closed temporarily as a precautionary measure after an office employee reported that a family member had come into contact with someone positive for Covid-19. Town officials ordered the government building closed Thursday afternoon shortly after being alerted to the issue. The employee with the potential exposure has been…

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Governor Reeves Extends Shelter-In-Place by 7 Days; Enables Safe Sales by “Non-Essential” Businesses

Special to the Herald Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the statewide shelter-in-place by 7 days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales. The Governor’s new executive order extends the expiration date of his previous order to Monday, April 27th. “I wanted to come here today and announce…

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UPDATED: Area facing severe weather threat for Easter Sunday upgraded

From Staff Reports The National Weather Service office in Mobile, Ala. has upgraded the severe weather alert for our area on Easter Sunday. Greene County residents are being urged to keep a close eye on weather conditions this weekend as a system set to move through the area on Sunday shows the potential to produce “all…

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Governor issues statewide shelter in place order

From Staff Reports __________ Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday issued a statewide shelter-in-place order with the goal of keeping the state’s healthcare system from being overwhelmed by the new new Covid-19 coronavirus. Reeves said during a Tuesday press conference that the order would go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. and would be strictly enforced…

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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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