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One-day testing sites coming to Vicksburg & Greenwood - News Mississippi Image courtesy of University of Mississippi Medical Center On Tuesday, health officials are set to open two new one-day testing sites in Vicksburg and Greenwood. The drive-up testing sites will be operated through a partnership between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi State Department of Health from 9 a.m.

Governor Tate Reeves signs Memorandum to help out-of-work Mississippians - BreezyNews.com - Kosciusko News 24/7 A Memorandum of Understanding with the federal government was signed by Governor Tate Reeves late Sunday. The purpose is to provide relief for Mississippians who lose the ability to work because of COVID-19, according to Governor Reeves.

Missing man’s body found in Holmes County lake - BreezyNews.com - Kosciusko News 24/7 Authorities have pulled the body of a man reported missing from a Mississippi lake. Holmes County Deputy Coroner Ruby Redmond says 35-year-old Anthony Lee Taylor was found in Tchula Lake on Thursday. Taylor had been missing since March 18. Authorities say his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Ep. 99: Gov. Tate Reeves discusses whether Mississippi is prepared for worst-case coronavirus scenario - Mississippi Today Tate Reeves sits down with Mississippi Today to discuss decisions he's made as the coronavirus spreads in Mississippi.

Container ship runs aground on Mississippi River The container ship, called the Belita, ran aground around 3:20 a.m. Friday near mile marker 81 near Poydras, close to the Plaquemines Parish and Saint Bernard Parish lines. The ship hit a rock-like structure along the shoreline called a riprap, the Coast Guard said.

Pearl River Flood Victims Now Eligible for Assistance JACKSON, MS - Mississippi businesses and residents in a dozen counties who were hurt by Pearl River flooding are now eligible to receive disaster assistance. The U.S.

More Mississippi Cities Enact Curfews and Restrictions THE DELTA - Some Mississippi cities and counties are setting curfews and other restrictions tighter than the ones ordered statewide by Governor Tate Reeves. Clarksdale, Greenwood, Oxford, and Jackson are among cities where officials have told people not to congregate in large groups.

Unemployment Claims Up over 600% over Last Year JACKSON, MS - There were 6723 applications for unemployment benefits in Mississippi during the week ending March 21st, a 486% increase from the previous week and an increase of 623% from the number of applications submitted the same week last year.

Inmate "Quickie" Leaves Natchez Prisoner Pregnant NATCHEZ, MS - A female inmate who has only been allowed to leave her cell twice in a little over a year of incarceration is pregnant Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten announced Thursday.

Mobile Covid-19 Testing in Greenwood on Tuesday GREENWOOD, MS - The Mississippi State Department of Health and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will open a mobile drive-through COVID-19 testing site Tuesday in Greenwood from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Cargill, ADM, Sanderson Farms implement coronavirus prevention procedures Maintaining feed production is an "essential and critical"​ step in supporting the food chain, a Cargill spokesperson told us. The Minnesota-based agri-giant has instituted a range of steps​​ to address the ongoing virus outbreak, and maintain output.

Ranking the Top 25 College Baseball Pitching Performances of the 2020 Season Against the Golden Gophers, Ray gave TCU one of the best starts it got in 2020. A starting rotation that included Ray and senior Charles King was going to be a big reason for optimism for the Horned Frogs had the season continued. 19. Louisville's Reid Detmers vs Wake Forest-March 6.

Mississippi businesses shift production during pandemic - As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products. A jeans company is making face guards, a coffeehouse is making loaves of bread and distilleries are making hand sanitizer.

NWS issues flood warning for Mississippi River at Aitkin Warm temperatures and recent rain on melting snow combined for strong rises on the Mississippi River.

One Pot Italian-Style Chicken Stew One Pot Italian-Style Chicken Stew from Deep South Dish website. A hearty, one-pot Italian-style meal, made with bone-in chicken thighs, Cajun andouille, potatoes, tomatoes and white beans.

The Dart: Family enjoys bringing their farm to local tables NATCHEZ - Nearly every Saturday morning, David Regan loads ice chests full of fresh cheese, milk, and pork onto a truck and drives a little more than an hour from Liberty, Mississippi to Broadway Street in downtown Natchez for the Farmers Market.

Mississippi State's Reggie Perry Declares for 2020 NBA Draft; Was Co-SEC POY Reggie Perry's career at Mississippi State is over after two years. The 2019-20 co-SEC Player of the Year announced his decision to move on to "continue my life on the next level of basketball as a professional" in a lengthy letter thanking those who helped him along the way.

Entergy: Sheltering at Home Can Increase Energy Bills; Here's How to Get Help BATON ROUGE - With schools closed and many workers temporarily unemployed or telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic, many families have a full house during times the home would normally be empty. The result is often an increased demand for energy to fuel daily lives, and that can quickly lead to a higher-than-normal energy bill.

Latest NFL.com 4-round mock draft builds the Browns OL The latest mock draft from NFL.com and longtime draft analyst Chad Reuter expands out to four rounds. And while it's full of several surprises and wrinkles that are not typically found, for the Cleveland Browns it's still focused on the biggest holes.

Big US cities prepare to become next NYC: Chicago, Detroit and LA brace for coronavirus onslaught Major US cities are preparing for an onslaught of coronavirus cases after experts predicted that several would follow in the footsteps of New York City where 776 people had died as of Sunday. The number of US COVID-19 cases surpassed 142,600 Sunday night, leaving former epicenters Italy and China trailing by tens of thousands.

The lesson of the coronavirus pandemic? Competence matters - The Boston Globe It's easy to view the Trump White House's endless number of public health errors as emblematic of the rank incompetence of the man who calls 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home.

Trump Adds 30 Days to Distancing Guidelines, Gives Up on 'Reopening' By Easter President Donald Trump is extending the voluntary national shutdown for a month as sickness and death from the coronavirus pandemic rise in the U.S.

Governor Reeves, Dr. Dobbs provide latest on state's COVID-19 response - News Mississippi Sunday afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs provided the public with the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Mississippi during a Facebook live session. During the 35-minute update, the Governor and Dr.

Mississippi State's Reggie Perry declares for 2020 NBA Draft - News Mississippi Photo courtesy of MSU Athletics Mississippi State sophomore forward Reggie Perry, a member of the 2020 All-SEC First Team, has declared for the upcoming NBA Draft. The former 5-star recruit from Thomasville, Georgia made the announcement on Instagram early Sunday afternoon.

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