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  First responders protect and serve on Thanksgiving

They say during this COVID-19 pandemic everyone has had to adjust in some way, so they are just thankful to be able to do what they love, even on a holiday.

  1,092 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 148,387 cases, 3,769 deaths reported by health dept.

  As transition to Biden presidency officially begins, Miss. congressional delegation remains silent

  Governor Reeves says statewide mask mandate not best approach right now

From Rock to Blues, several Mississippians nominated for a Grammy Award

MSU, Southern Miss cancel sports events amid COVID-19 concerns

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Miss. hospitals see ‘extraordinary rise’ in COVID patients

  DeSoto County tops state in COVID-19 cases as some officials there downplay pandemic

  Wildlife officials again tracking Chronic Wasting Disease in state deer population

  Doctors continue to sound the alarm about Mississippi’s COVID-19 trends ahead of Thanksgiving

Hattiesburg bars, restaurants to close in-house service at 10 p.m.

MDOT suspends work, watches traffic for Thanksgiving travel

UMMC Vice Chancellor: ‘We could not handle a surge’

UMMC officials voiced their concerns over rising COVID-19 cases.

  699 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

80 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Monday

  State legislators disagree on need for statewide mask mandate

Governor Reeves first enforced a statewide mask mandate on August 4. The mandate remained in effect until the governor lifted it on Sept. 30.

  Mississippi immigrants cautiously hopeful for Biden administration

While immigration lawyers and activists hope for a better four years under the Biden Administration, some immigrants say they need to see fewer promises and more action.

State Treasurer asking Mississippians to check for unclaimed “property”

  WATCH: Gov. Reeves talks mask mandates, dumping the state income tax, and the election

  779 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

Miss. Gov. urged to enforce statewide mask order by State Rep.

  1,972 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

State medical leaders warn of staffing shortages and precautions ahead of Thanksgiving

Gulfport natives, former Olympians join commission

Wicker names Dane and Reese to commission

Mississippi mental health agency getting new leader in 2021

The leader of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is retiring Jan. 31.

  1,638 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

185 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday

  COVID-19 survivors ‘needed’ to donate plasma

We’ve always known that donating blood helps save lives, but if you’re a COVID-19 survivor, your blood could help treat a Coronavirus patient.

Man wanted in Illinois cold case caught in Albany by Worth Co. deputies

A man who was wanted in connection to a 36-year-old murder investigation out of Rockford, Ill. was taken into custody in Albany Thursday by Worth County deputies, according to Chief Deputy Raymond Drennon with the Worth County Sheriff’s Office.

Frontline workers talk about toll of more than 200 days caring for COVID-19 patients

Nurses say they are feeling the toll of caring for COVID-19 patients.

MGCCC inks deal for graduates to be accepted at Univ. of West Alabama

Graduates of MGCCC who wish to pursue a four-year degree will have more options through the community college thanks to a new partnership.

  Teen shot by game warden; one person in custody

It’s unclear what led up to the shooting.

  1,395 new COVID-19 cases, 13 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

165 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday

8th annual Alpaca Festival set for Saturday

A Stroke-A-Gene-Us Alpaca farm is gearing up for its 8th annual Alpaca Festival.

State Senate Education Committee studying year-round school

The Senate Education Committee learned more about year-round school earlier this month during a meeting at the state capitol.

‘The American people deserve better’: Rep. Guest bashes Pelosi after she is reelected House Speaker

This will be Pelosi’s fourth term as House Speaker.

  1,593 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

151 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday

  Lawmakers react to Governor Reeves’ executive budget recommendation

Gov. Reeves has released his Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022 and lawmakers are reacting to some of his proposals.

  Demand for new Mississippi flag soars despite limited local supply

Delays in manufacturing Mississippi’s newly-approved state flag mean some stores won’t see the new design until next month.

State high court to hear challenge to Initiative 65

Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler scores early victory in medical marijuana initiative challenge

Ban on protesting around abortion clinic lifted

Ordinances limited protests, protestor actions at Fondren abortion clinic

First female judge approved for Mississippi’s Southern District

She’s the first female federal judge in the district’s history.

  905 new COVID-19 cases, 36 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

81 new cases and 10 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday

  Veteran Brookhaven police officer dies of coronavirus contracted on duty

“Officer Brooks, he can’t be replaced. Right now I don’t know what I’m going to do. I have no idea. I don’t know," said Chief Kenny Collins. "Because how do you say goodbye?”

  Some Miss. school districts canceling basketball games due to COVID-19 concerns

With coronavirus cases already triggering postponements and cancellations of football games this year comes the big question: will that happen with high school basketball?

  Mississippi’s COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise

Mississippi's hospitalizations are increasing but are not currently as high as what was seen through July and August.

  Mississippi’s COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise

Mississippi's hospitalizations are increasing but are not currently as high as what was seen through July and August.

  Miss. Gov. calls for $3M to protect children from ‘far-left socialist teachings’

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is calling for a shift in the way American history is taught in Mississippi.

  Gov. Reeves proposes eliminating income tax in budget recommendation

Gov. Tate Reeves announced his Fiscal Year 2022 budget recommendation on Monday, and it includes moving toward eliminating the state income tax.

  589 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

48 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Monday

  Former State Senator Tommy Moffatt Sr. passes away

A former state senator from Jackson County, Tommy Moffatt Senior, has died at the age of 85.

  969 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

99 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday

  1,370 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

198 new cases and three new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday

  Mixed reactions to Reeves’ comment that Mississippi would not participate in national lockdown

Governor Reeves says Mississippi wouldn't participate in a national lockdown if one happens.

Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Mississippi placed on administrative leave

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety would not comment further on the issue.

State health officials say it could be time for schools to cancel or postpone winter sports

Indoor basketball games could be super-spreaders for the virus

Dobbs: ‘Our resources are tapped out’

Dobbs holds online COVID-19 question and answer session

Miss. Military Dept. partners with private company to provide advanced training at Shelby

Friday, a ribbon was cut to officially welcome Guard Unit to the post.

  1,305 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

187 new cases and three new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday

  C Spire expands Mississippi Optical Network to state’s 15 community colleges

Community colleges in the state are making an investment in a faster, more cost effective, internet system with the MissiON Network and C Spire.

Reeves: Mississippi ‘not going to participate’ in nationwide lockdown

Tate Reeves to give press conference.

  Dobbs: COVID-19 vaccine could be available for high-risk Mississippians next month

As daily coronavirus cases surge over 1,000 for the fourth time this week, state health officials say a vaccine for the highly contagious virus could be available to a portion of the state’s residents -- including health care workers -- before the end of the year.

Vaccine may be available for some in Mississippi next month

Supplies are limited, so those who are the most high-risk will get the vaccine first.

Fmr. Mississippi governor slams state representative who wanted to ‘succeed from the union'

“Your ideas are as awful as your spelling.”

Fake Parler account of Miss. governor causes online controversy

NBC reports that Parler is a social media platform that is becoming increasingly popular among conservatives as an outlet to voice their concerns.

Amazon to launch fulfillment center in Madison County by 2021

The fulfillment center will be the first facility in the state to feature Amazon’s robotics technology.

  1,271 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

144 new cases and three new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday

Dr. Dobbs discusses COVID-19 in virtual town hall

Mississippi’s top health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, will host a virtual discussion about COVID-19 on Thursday at 12 p.m.

White House lists Mississippi in red zone for COVID-19

The state’s total case count is expected to reach 130,000 in the next day or two.

Questions raised about inconsistencies with private schools and COVID-19 reporting

Not all Mississippi private schools are reporting COVID-19 data to the state health department.

  1,256 new COVID-19 cases, 17 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

125 new cases and one new death were reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday

  Gov. Reeves extends mask mandate through Dec. 11

Gov. Tate Reeves announced Wednesday morning that he has extended his “Safe Recovery” executive order through December 11.

While isolating, gov. extends county=specific mask mandates

Health officials are still encouraging people to social distance, wear a mask, and wash your hands to slow the spread of the virus.

  Gov. Reeves isolating after daughter tests positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 has reached the first family of Mississippi as Gov. Tate Reeves announced on social media Tuesday.

  ‘It still feels unreal;’ Mississippi’s Asya Branch speaks on Miss USA win

As Branch prepares to move to New York to continue her duties, she says she will always be a Mississippi girl in her heart.

  Mississippi Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Reeves v. Gunn case

Questions about the Governor's veto power is now being weighed by the Mississippi Supreme Court.

  Projected Biden presidency could have big impact on immigrants in the Magnolia State

Biden has expressed he wants to reinstate DACA, which would benefit hundreds of immigrants in Mississippi.

Lauderdale Co. man indicted for threatening school shooting, violence towards Black people

Christian Blake Bunyard, 18, of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, has been charged in a federal criminal indictment with two counts of making threats in interstate commerce and one count of making an interstate transmission of an extortionate communication, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and

  933 new COVID-19 cases, 37 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

103 new cases and 8 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday

  USM expanding Gulf Coast studies program to focus more on ‘blue economy’

The University of Southern Mississippi will now focus more on the “blue economy” with its Gulf Coast Studies program.

Miss. Supreme Court hears COVID-19 relief bill case

The governor and state lawmakers disagree over who should decide how money from the federal CARES Act was spent.

  Despite mask mandates in 16 counties, average daily COVID-19 cases in Miss. hit nearly three-month high

Daily average coronavirus cases in Mississippi have jumped in the last week, showing little if any significant statewide impact from the mask mandates that have been in place since late October.