Miss. senator shuns vaccine, encourages unapproved drug to treat COVID-19

Rep. Angela Burks Hill (R) introduced a bill using Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

  Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

“Hammerin’ Hank” set a wide array of career hitting records during a 23-year career spent mostly with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, including RBIs, extra-base hits and total bases.
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  Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

The 10 executive orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing.

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  2,050 new COVID-19 cases, 45 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

  2020 revenue for Mississippi casinos was lowest it’s been since 1995

  Telemedicine’s growth a silver lining to the chaos unleashed by COVID-19

  ‘Miracle’ antibody infusion COVID-19 treatment can help lessen symptoms

Sen. Wicker thanks Miss. National Guard members who served in D.C.

Mississippi sent roughly 100 Guard members to help secure Washington, D.C. during the inaugural events.
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  Biden signs executive actions to address food and unemployment aid

President Joe Biden wants to get assistance flowing while Congress begins to consider a $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Reeves questions ‘bold’-ness of Biden wanting 100 million vaccinations in 100 days

  Mississippi’s vaccine demand exceeds supply

  Foster parents in South Mississippi needed more than ever during pandemic

Customers flock to Hazlehurst gas station where $1,000,000 lottery ticket was sold

  Missing Gulfport woman may be a danger to herself

  Were you unemployed in 2020? Here’s what you need to know this tax season

  Tax abatement program for Highway 90 in Gulfport winding down

  New business on Pass Road in east Gulfport growing

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  Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inaugural

The National Guard Bureau says that of the nearly 26,000 Guard troops deployed to D.C. for the inaugural, just 10,600 remain on duty.

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  Our Lady Academy’s Aubrey Wawrek signs with Pearl River

  Gulf Coast announces basketball attendance policy

  Ole Miss defeats Mississippi State 64-46

  Pascagoula native to make history as first woman to referee Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to ever referee a Super Bowl matchup, but this isn’t the first time she has made South Mississippi proud.

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33-year-old Gulfport man convicted of sexual battery involving minor

Body in unmarked grave linked to Mississippi murder case

‘Where is mommy?’: Mother of 4 in Mississippi still missing after nearly a month

  Coast students go hands-on & learn building blocks of construction

Mississippi announces changes to grading, passing policies for 2020-21 school year

The Mississippi State Board of Education announced changes to grading and passing requirements Thursday in response to the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kindergartners stand in solidarity, inspired by swearing-in of Vice President Kamala Harris

South Bend kindergarten teacher captures moment four little girls voluntarily stand hand-in-hand in solidarity during swearing-in of Vice President Kamal Harris.

Teacher pay raise bill approved by Mississippi Senate

  More appointments made available for COVID-19 vaccine through revised website

  2,290 new COVID-19 cases, 30 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

  Coast nonprofit helping low-income minority families during the pandemic