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OPINION: Mississippi Community Leaders Support Removal of the Mississippi State Flag

"In Mississippi, the state flag is the most visible symbol of white supremacy. For many black Mississippians, the flag is traumatizing because it is a constant reminder of oppression."

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Governor Tate Reeves Adds Additional Counties Under Mask Mandate

Governor Tate Reeves announced additional counties that have qualified to be under mask mandates under his “Safe Recovery” executive order that is in effect through Dec. 11.

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Governor Tate Reeves Extends Executive Order Fighting COVID-19

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has extended his “Safe Recovery” executive order through December 11. It had been set to expire today.

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City of Jackson Readies for Hurricane Delta: Possible Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Current weather forecast models predict that the City of Jackson will be impacted by Hurricane Delta. Residents are urged to prepare for potential flooding in low-line areas resulting from heavy ...

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Governor Reeves Issues New Comprehensive Safe Recovery Order

Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his new comprehensive Safe Recovery order as a one-stop resource for Mississippians as we continue to flatten the curve on new COVID-19 cases.

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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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After Six Trials and 23 Years, Charges Against Curtis Flowers Finally Dismissed

Twenty-three and a half years after his arrest, and after an unprecedented series of six trials, the prosecution of Curtis Flowers finally came to an end today with the dismissal ...

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Mayor Issues Sixth Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order

Citing the need to need to address both the pandemic and the economic needs of the city, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued the Sixth Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order.

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City of Jackson Provides Storm Preparedness Resources

In preparation for the pending storms, the City of Jackson has sand bags available to residents at 4225 Michael Avalon St. on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 ...

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Governor Reeves Issues Limits on College Stadiums, Game Day Events to Protect Players and Spectators

Today, Governor Tate Reeves issued social distancing measures for college and university outdoor stadiums and game day events to ensure the safety of participants and limit transmission in the continued ...

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Mayor Issues Fifth Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order

On Wednesday, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba extended the Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order set to expire Aug. 19 to Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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