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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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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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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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Cats, Lady Cats look to bounce back

From Staff Reports The GCHS baseball and softball teams are looking to bounce back this week after a couple of tough losses last week. The Lady Wildcats appeared to have regained a little of their softball swagger last week, but a heartbreaking loss to Wayne County at home on Friday will test their resolve as…

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Edee Havard claims DYW title

  By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff The Greene County Distinguished Young Woman program proved to be a magical night indeed when six Greene County young ladies vied for the title of Greene County’s 2021 DYW. These young ladies prepared a fabulous performance after weeks of practice. They were scored in several categories such as a…

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Another public building project put on hold by county officials

County supervisors halt construction of new Emergency Operations Center pending audit and engineering review By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor A second building project by the Greene County Board of Supervisors is now on indefinite hold as county leaders assess how best to move forward to meet state and federal building requirements previously not considered. Construction on…

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