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Community Organizations Unite to Serve Meals to Jackson Families During COVID-19 Crisis

Operation Shoestring, Christ United Methodist Church, and United Way of the Capital Area have partnered to fund the JPS Food Distribution plan for scholars and their families, for the next ...

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Keep Jackson Beautiful: Watch Where You Toss Used Wipes and Gloves!

Keep Jackson Beautiful issued an urgent call today for all Jackson residents and visitors to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment, including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and ...

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'When Is the $600 Coming?': Mississippi Unemployment Questions Answered

As COVID-19 crashes the Mississippi economy and unemployment skyrockets, a lot of people are scared. We know, because you've been sending the Jackson Free Press questions by email, online chat ...

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Johnnie Harris

Current MSU associate head women’s basketball coach Johnnie Harris could be perfect to fill former coach Vic Schaefer's position and keep building up the university's program.

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257 New COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi, Easter Services 'Voluntary’ Under Order

Mississippi saw a record 257 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the official statewide total to 2,260, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced this morning.

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DIY: Cloth Face Mask

This do-it-yourself will show you how to make your own cloth face mask.

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DIY: Three-Ingredient Disposable Face Mask

This do-it-yourself will show you how to make a disposable (single use) face mask out of a few items that you likely already have around the house.

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Lumumba: More COVID-19 Tests, Hazard Pay, Hotels for Infected Residents

The City of Jackson is purchasing 6,000 additional COVID-19 tests for use on first responders and local jail inmates, providing hazard pay to first responders and partnering with a local ...

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Black Mississippians Suffered 72% of COVID-19 Deaths; Many Tests Don’t Track Race

More than half of all Mississippians currently diagnosed with COVID-19 and nearly three-fourths of the virus’ current casualties are African American, the Mississippi State Department of Health revealed today.

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City of Jackson and Visit Jackson Call For Citywide First Responder Appreciation Day

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jackson residents and business owners are called to post a sign in their window thanking our Jackson Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and healthcare workers who ...

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UMMC Builds Ventilators for COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Dr. Charles Robertson, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has built about 170 ventilators of his own design to use in the event of ...

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MSDH Reports 177 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths, Pediatric Info

Mississippi saw 177 new official cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday evening, a number close to the peak infections for a single day.

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Hand Sanitizer Distribution Locations Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m.

Please see the locations listed in this article for the next Hand Sanitizer Distribution event scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. while supplies last. There will be drive ...

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COVID-19 Affects Black Mississippians Disproportionately; MDOC Workers Test Positive

Two employees of the Mississippi Department of Corrections have tested positive for COVID-19, and a prisoner is awaiting the results of a test for the novel coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves ...

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City Parks and Facilities Closed; City Events Postponed Through May

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Parks and Recreation has postponed all events scheduled to take place April 11th thru May 23rd.

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MSDH: Masks Now Recommended for Personal, Public Protection

Given the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, the Mississippi State Department of Health now recommends that healthcare workers wear a face covering (either manufactured or appropriate cloth ...

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April 6: State Shares More Testing Data, Reports 100 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Deaths

Cases of the novel coronavirus in Mississippi are now at 1,738 as the first full week of shelter-at-home begins statewide, with the Mississippi State Department of Health announcing a steady ...

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Penney Ainsworth

Penney Ainsworth, president and chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Club of Central Mississippi, has been with the organization for more than 24 years and has held her current ...

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MBK Provides ACA Support for Persons Seeking Health Insurance Options Due to Massive Layoffs

The My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. National Extension Project is encouraging Mississippians to consider the Special Enrollment period to secure alternative insurance options to remain covered.

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UMMC Calls on Community to Help Protect Health Care Heroes

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is calling on the community to help protect its employees after the Mississippi Department of Health directed all health care professionals in the state ...


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