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Mississippi State Fair Will Open Oct. 7 Despite Ongoing COVID-19 Deaths, Infections

As the U.S. passes the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, the Mississippi State Fair is scheduled to open on Oct. 7, albeit with new restrictions and safety precautions.

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Crime Expert Decries City Council's Jail-Renting Initiative

Renting jail spaces to hold people accused of misdemeanors is a waste of money and an ethically wrong approach, Urban Peace Institute Senior Consultant on Conflict and Violence Ron Noblet ...

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Mississippi Schools Pass 2,000 COVID-19 Infections, 20,000 Quarantines

School is in session, with some practicing virtual learning, but the majority have returned to a traditional model with safety precautions and social distancing where possible.

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Grrrl Justice at JSU, Virtual Learning at USM and Suicide Prevention Symposium at MSU

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University and JSU’s student organization Gathering Information Related to Ladies are partnering to host a screening and panel discussion of the short narrative ...

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Policing Mental Illness: The Death of Mario Clark and the Need for Alternatives

One in four killings in police officers' hands involved someone with mental-health issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center, based in Arlington, Va., reports.

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Creating Wealth While Black

Shante Crockett, the executive director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, seeks to transform west Jackson by creating opportunities for wealth creation.

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Fall Update COVID-19: What We Know Now

After months of COVID-19 growth, Mississippi is in the middle of a stable decline in viral spread, lessening the stress placed on the health-care system and reducing the deaths that ...

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AT&T Faces Subpoena Over $283 Million In Federal Funds for Internet Connectivity

Telecommunications giant AT&T is facing a subpoena for information about more than $283 million in federal funds it received over the last decade to expand internet services in Mississippi.

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Gov. Reeves Extends Safe Return Order, Relaxes Restrictions on Businesses, Social Gatherings

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return order with a few amendments relaxing restrictions as Mississippi flattens the curve on ...

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Special Voting Polls at JSU on Standby, More Workers Trained for Election

In Hinds County, voters may have to use Jackson State University locations as emergency polling places for the Nov. 3 general election, the Hinds County Election Commission Chairwoman Toni Johnson ...

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Grants for Projects at MSU and USM, JSU to Serve as Polling Place

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, an organization devoted to curing spinal cord injury by advancing research and improving the quality of life for individuals with paralysis, recently awarded a ...

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Oxford, Starkville Outliers as COVID-19 Trends Positive Despite 3,300 Likely Deaths

Gov. Tate Reeves struck a particularly confident tone at Tuesday’s COVID-19 presser, celebrating the state’s consistent decline in new coronavirus cases, even as schools open across the state.

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Mike Espy Holds Drive-In Rally In Jackson, Emphasizes Health Care, Racism

Mike Espy, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, centered health care and racial justice at his drive-in rally the evening of Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Jackson.

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MSU Receives Grants for Blindness Research and Solar Fuel, USM Online University Forum

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research recently gave a five-year, $4 million grant to Mississippi State University's National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low ...

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Magnolia Flag Final Choice of Commission; Majority Must Approve in November

The state is one step closer to a new flag today, as the Mississippi Flag Commission settled on the New Magnolia design.

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Experts Fear The Worst As School Districts Return to Classrooms

Though many RCSD teachers reached out to share their stories, many more from other districts and counties expressed a powerful sense of dread before the return to in-person classes.

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State Health Leadership Responds to CDC Guidelines on COVID-19

Mississippi still awaits the full extent of the spread of COVID-19 in its schools and colleges, as middling reports of viral spread continued over the weekend, in line with the ...

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COVID-19 Recovery Uncertain: Hospitalizations Low, Deaths High, Signs of Uptick

Mississippi’s COVID-19 recovery is on shaky ground as August ends, with uncertain trends in new cases—neither the clear improvement from previous weeks nor the spiralling growth seen in last month’s ...

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USM Mask Distribution, JSU/UVM Online Lead Course and Tougaloo #VoteHBCU Competition

The University of Southern Mississippi recently partnered with the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation and the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention on an effort to distribute thousands of ...

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Dobbs: ‘Triumvirate of Disaster’ as COVID-19 Spreads Through Mississippi Schools

Mississippi's coronavirus recovery appears to be short-lived, with a “crush” of cases ahead due to school and college openings following a mid-August slump, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned ...

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