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Mississippi’s COVID-19 ‘test positivity rate’ highest in nation

On multiple occasions, this month, state and national leadership have either downplayed or neglected the positivity rate of COVID-19 testing. Yet in Mississippi, that rate ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:59 pm

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Reeves weighs ‘life or death’ school reopening options

Gov. Tate Reeves, the only official who can issue a statewide mandate that postpones school or forces virtual learning, finds himself in a tough political ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:19 pm

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Mississippi mayor released from hospital after ICU care for COVID-19

A Mississippi mayor who was hospitalized earlier this month after becoming very sick with COVID-19 coronavirus is now home recovering, he reported. Brookhaven Mayor Joe ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:49 pm

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Majority of Mississippi educators support delaying school start or virtual learning, new survey shows

As educators and their supporters begin to protest across the state urging for a delayed start to the upcoming school year, a new survey of ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, July 27, 2020 2:48 pm

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Mississippi health official: Delaying school opening could ‘make some sense’ in COVID-19 crisis

Mississippi’s top health officer said Friday that delaying the opening of state schools could make sense, but only if the state uses the time to ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 24, 2020 4:24 pm

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Mississippi physician on virus doubters: ‘Some of them just have to go pee on the electric fence themselves’

A Mississippi physician says for people who discount the dangers of the COVID-19 threat to change their minds, they’re going to have to feel personal ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 24, 2020 9:54 am

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Two inmates, one an accused murderer, escape from Mississippi county jail

Two inmates reportedly escaped from a Mississippi county jail Thursday night, one of the two is a suspect in a murder and should be considered ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:39 pm

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Mississippi woman’s birthday party turned into ‘living nightmare’ for family

A Mississippi woman says what started as a small family get-together to celebrate her mother’s birthday ended in a nightmare. The woman, Sherry Lister Breland ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 23, 2020 5:14 pm

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BREAKING: Mississippi civil rights activist Charles Evers dies

Civil rights activist Charles Evers has died at age 97, state media reported Wednesday morning. Charles Evers died surrounded by his family in Brandon, WLBT-TV ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:05 pm

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Nearly half of Mississippi residents under coronavirus face mask mandate

More than 1.4 million Mississippians are now under a mandate – imposed by Gov. Tate Reeves – to wear a mask in public and while ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:41 am

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Second Mississippi lawmaker hospitalized with COVID-19; ‘This is real folks, if you aren’t paying attention!’

A second Mississippi lawmaker who contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus at an outbreak at the capitol has been hospitalized a colleague said. District 67 Rep. Earle ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 17, 2020 7:15 am

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AMBER ALERT: Police say this man took two small children today in Mississippi

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for two small children who have been taken in Greenville, Mississippi. Zaikeith Horn, 3, is ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 17, 2020 7:06 am

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Mississippi sheriff reports inmates rioted, set fire to jail; no injuries reported

Inmates at a Mississippi county’s jail held a riot Wednesday and set fire to part of the facility, the local sheriff reported. The incident happened ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:56 pm

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‘It’s not safe at this point’ – With spiraling COVID-19 cases Mississippi teachers to rally against reopening schools

Mississippi teachers are planning a rally at the state Capitol Friday to urge state leaders not to reopen schools for the upcoming school year as ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 16, 2020 5:56 pm

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Mississippi truck driver killed in fiery crash after tractor trailer careens off bridge

A Mississippi truck driver was killed Sunday when his tractor trailer left the roadway on a Virginia interstate, careened off a bridge and then caught ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:00 pm

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Coronavirus herd immunity numbers just don’t add up, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves says

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is a self-professed numbers guy. He likes numbers and he likes math. He’s good at both and made clear Monday that ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:48 am

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Mississippi bottle hunters stumble on dead body, deputies investigate

Mississippi sheriff’s office investigators are searching for clues after a dead body was found in the woods by antique bottler hunters. Warren County Sheriff Martin ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, July 13, 2020 7:24 am

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Ex-lawmaker, governor candidate says face mask order ‘bunch of illogical crap,’ vows to defy state

A former state legislator and candidate for governor said he will willfully disobey Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ new order requiring citizens in some counties to ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 10, 2020 5:55 pm

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Mississippi doctor on COVID-19: ‘This is bad stuff and nobody wants it.’

A physician and administrator of the Mississippi’s largest hospital said he’s tired of hearing myths about the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “You’ll hear people ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:22 pm

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Mississippi’s largest hospital: ‘We are full,’ urges people to follow coronavirus rules

Mississippi hospital leaders said surging COVID-19 coronavirus patients are overwhelming a number of hospitals in the state. “We are seeing in Mississippi, an increase in ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:19 pm

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