Jackson, MSWJTV.com

Woman stabbed multiple times on Ellis Avenue in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a woman was stabbed multiple times Tuesday night. The incident happened on Ellis Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. The victim was taken to the hospital. At last check, she was listed in stable condition. Police said they are working to find...
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Florence, MSWAPT

Florence woman regrets 'mini-pandemic' party

FLORENCE, Miss. — A Florence woman says she regrets a Fourth of July get-together that became a "mini-pandemic" party. More than 20 people tested positive for COVID-19 and some were hospitalized. Hannah Frith said it changed her perspective on the virus and vaccinations. "We had lots of food. A water...
Jackson, MSWJTV.com

Stolen truck crashes into Jackson house, says homeowner

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a car crashed into a home on Belvedere Drive Tuesday afternoon. According to the homeowner, two young boys stole a company truck and almost hit his wife, who was inside the home at the time of the crash. Before they crashed into the home, they hit a power pole and a fence.
Jackson, MSWJTV.com

Woman shot, killed on Alabama Avenue in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson police are investigating after a woman was shot and killed Tuesday morning. Officer Sam Brown said 33-year-old Candice Proctor found lying on Alabama Avenue east of Capitol Street with a gunshot wound to her head before 1:45 a.m. Brown said there were no witnesses or...
Pearl River County, MSPicayune Item

Supervisors told county is in top ten of new COVID-19 cases in state

The number of COVID-19 cases are increasing within Pearl River County, putting this area in the list of top ten counties in Mississippi that have a high number of new cases. Emergency Management Director Danny Manley said he was recently informed that 210 new cases have been reported in this county in the last two weeks, putting the county at eighth in the state for new cases. For comparison, he said the number of new cases in Hinds County, which is at the top of the list, was reported to be 1,316 in that same time frame.
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Mississippi Today

State Board of Education asks Gov. Reeves to pave way for state takeover of Holmes County schools

The fate of the Holmes County Consolidated School District now rests in the hands of Gov. Tate Reeves. The State Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to request that Reeves immediately declare a state of extreme emergency in the district which would place it under state control. The current school superintendent would be replaced and the local school board would be abolished. The state board would serve in its place.
Mississippi StateBiloxi Sun Herald

Mississippi COVID-19 vaccinations increase as virus surges

The number of people receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi is increasing as numbers of new cases surge in the state. Around 53,000 people received either a first or second dose of the coronavirus vaccine the week of July 25 to 31, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. That's after the state reported hitting a low of around 20,000 vaccinations for the week of July 4 to July 10.
Jackson, MSWLBT

St. Dominic Hospital to require all workers to be vaccinated

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Saint Dominic Memorial Hospital is now requiring everyone to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new rule includes all team members, employed providers, residents, students in clinical rotations, contract staff, and volunteers. In a statement released Wednesday morning, the hospital’s parent company said, “We have listened to...