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Mississippi closer to takeover of Holmes County schools

Aug. 03, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Board of Education is recommending that the state take control of the Holmes County Consolidated School District after an audit showed longstanding problems with financial management, academic achievement and student safety. The...

Mississippi weekend virus cases increase sixfold in 3 weeks

Aug. 02, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's department of health reported Monday that the state saw almost 5,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend as the virus surges statewide. That's an increase of more than six times the number of new cases — 796 —...

Mississippi could consider takeover of Holmes County schools

Aug. 02, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation said Monday that an “extreme emergency” exists for schools in one of the poorest parts of the state because of lingering problems with financial management and academic performance. The state...

Analysis: Critical race theory a predicable topic at Neshoba

Aug. 01, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn each stood on stage at the Neshoba County Fair last week and pledged to prevent schools from teaching critical race theory, even though there's no evidence of concerted efforts to make that part of the K-12...

School board member: require employees to get COVID vaccine

Jul. 30, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A school board member in a Mississippi school district says he is planning to propose making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all employees. Natchez Adams School District board member Phillip West told The Natchez Democrat that the rise in...

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

Jul. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was...

Mississippi governor says CDC mask guidance is 'foolish'

Jul. 29, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Cases of COVID-19 are surging in Mississippi, but Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said at a political gathering Thursday that a federal recommendation for people to wear masks indoors is “foolish" and “harmful.” The Centers for Disease...

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

Jul. 28, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks...

Hosemann pushes health care, jobs in Neshoba Fair speech

Jul. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators will hold hearings this fall to examine how to make health care more accessible and affordable, and all options could be considered, Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Wednesday. “The time for simply saying...

Health officials: Mississippi teen dead from COVID-19

Jul. 28, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another child in Mississippi has died of complications related to the coronavirus, marking the fourth pediatric death since the start of the pandemic, health officials said Wednesday. The death occurred in a teenager who had a common underlying...