Latest Tate Reeves News

Reeves names new head of Mississippi Wildlife department

Sep. 24, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has promoted the interim executive director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to the post permanently. Reeves announced on Friday that former state Sen. Lynn Posey, who also had served on the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 21, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. September 15, 2022. Editorial: Low Medicaid reimbursement for adult day care is hindering recovery From the start, we were told the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic would continue far into the future. We are seeing evidence of that in many areas,...

Lawsuit seeks repairs to troubled Mississippi water system

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new class-action lawsuit seeks to force Mississippi's capital city to fix its troubled water system, including removal or repair of pipes and equipment contaminated with lead. The suit was filed Friday in federal district court, a day after the state health...

Racism seen as root of water crisis in Mississippi capital

Sep. 16, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Carey Wooten spent nearly seven weeks hunting for safe drinking water for herself, her two children and three dogs after clocking out each day as a Taco Bell manager, so Gov. Tate Reeves' announcement that the water is clean again in Mississippi's capital came as welcome...

Governor: Mississippi capital's water is again safe to drink

Sep. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After nearly seven weeks of being forced to boil their water before drinking it or using it to brush teeth, people in Mississippi’s largest city were told Thursday that water from the tap is safe to consume — but Jackson's water system still needs big repairs that the...

EPA leader: Jackson needs 'fair share' of money to fix water

Sep. 07, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that he wants Mississippi's capital city to receive “its fair share” of federal money to repair a troubled water system that left homes and businesses without running water for several days. ...

North Mississippi district attorney John Champion dies

Sep. 06, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

SENATOBIA, Miss. (AP) — Longtime north Mississippi District Attorney John Champion died Sunday at his home in Senatobia, according to a funeral home. No cause of death was given for the 61-year-old. Appointed the chief prosecutor for a five-county circuit including...

Mississippi capital's Black business owners decry water woes

Sep. 04, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When John Tierre launched his restaurant in Jackson’s neglected Farish Street Historic District, he was drawn by the neighborhood’s past as an economically independent cultural hub for Black Mississippians, and the prospect of helping usher in an era of renewed...

Jackson's new worry: More water pressure could break pipes

Sep. 02, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Water pressure slowly improved in Mississippi's capital city Friday but officials outlined numerous challenges and occasional setbacks as they worked to restore running water from the city's aging, neglected water system to all in the city of 150,000. A minor...

EXPLAINER: Mississippi capital's water woes are extensive

Sep. 02, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital city is struggling with the near collapse of its water system, prompting emergency declarations from President Joe Biden and Gov. Tate Reeves. Jackson has dangerously low water pressure this week, and many of the city's 150,000 residents...