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Mississippi sees big jump in COVID-19 positive test results

Jul. 26, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials reported Monday that the state is seeing its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread. The state is also experiencing a sharp increase...

The Latest: Mississippi reports sharp increase of COVID-19

Jul. 26, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi health officials reported Monday that the state is seeing its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread. The state is also experiencing a sharp increase in...

Some Mississippi schools are mask-optional amid COVID rise

Jul. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Even as COVID-19 cases have increased rapidly in Mississippi in recent days, some school districts are saying masks will be optional for students, teachers and staff. Among the districts taking that approach is the state's largest one, DeSoto...

Mississippi lawmakers work toward medical marijuana program

Jul. 22, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi lawmakers say they're continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that...

The Latest: South Korea hits pandemic high for daily cases

Jul. 20, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported a new daily high for coronavirus cases, putting pressure on authorities to extend their toughest distancing rules. The 1,784 cases confirmed in the previous 24-hour period is the biggest single-day jump since the pandemic...

Top doctor: Mississippi faces 'rough few weeks' with COVID

Jul. 20, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi state health officer on Tuesday implored people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a highly transmissible variant of the virus is spreading a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. “Y'all, we're going to...

Forest Service sells land for southwest Mississippi project

Jul. 17, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is transferring ownership of a parcel of land to a group that plans to develop a conference center and a 200-room lodge near a lake in southwestern Mississippi. Scenic Rivers Development Alliance said in a news release...

EXPLAINER: Mississippi's efforts to help low-income tenants

Jul. 15, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Reeves pledges more law enforcement in Mississippi capital

Jul. 14, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that new laws will lead to a larger law enforcement presence in the capital city of Jackson, and he said he hopes that will alleviate some crime problems. The Capitol Police Department became part of the...

Reeves sets November elections to fill 2 Senate vacancies

Jul. 14, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has set special elections in November to fill two empty seats in the Mississippi Senate. Democratic Sens. Sampson Jackson of Preston and Tammy Witherspoon of Magnolia stepped down June 30, the last day of the state...