Canton, MSWLBT

Another Canton alderman race set for a re-vote

CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - Another Canton alderman race is headed for a re-vote. Wednesday, Senior Status Judge Jeff Weill ruled that there would be a new election in the Democratic primary race between Colby Walker and Rodriquez Brown. Walker defeated Brown, the incumbent, 133 to 122 in the primary. Brown...
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Hinds County, MSWAPT

Arguments disrupt Hinds County Board of Supervisors meeting

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors meeting ended abruptly after the president and two other supervisors walked out from several loud outbursts of another supervisor. The meeting lasted for several minutes after Vice President David Archie made disruptions while President Credell Calhoun attempted to carry motions on the floor. Archie accused Calhoun of not following proper meeting procedures and protocol.
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Mississippi Today

Ralph Eubanks answers the age-old question: Why has Mississippi produced so many great writers?

Ahead of the 2021 Mississippi Book Festival, many of us are preparing our cocktail party answers to the age-old question: Why has our state produced so many great writers?. For your consideration as you study up: Mississippi native W. Ralph Eubanks has written an entire book, A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape, framed around that question.
Jackson, MSWAPT

Autopsy backlog forces grieving families to wait to bury loved ones

JACKSON, Miss. — There is a nationwide shortage of forensic pathologists, and in Mississippi, families are forced to wait longer to bury their loved ones. Over time, crime labs have experienced internal issues and changes causing a backup in autopsies. As Jackson surpasses 80 homicides in 2021, one mother said she knows the wait all too well. Akaeem Kennedy Nolen — a father, son and friend — was shot and killed July 7, marking the city’s 76th homicide. His mother, Sherry Nolen, recounts the tragic phone call no parent ever wants to receive.
Public HealthWAPT

MSDH supports CDC recommendation to mask up in schools

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi health officials said they support new guidelines that recommend mask mandates in schools. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revised guidelines Tuesday calling for students, staff and school visitors to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. "It is likely that we will...

Jackson church seeks to aid community in getting vaccinated

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Hinds County is once again seeing increased numbers of people dying and contracting COVID-19. A Jackson Church is now stepping up to help save lives. Community Catalyst recently awarded CDC funds to New Horizon Ministries to increase adult COVID-19 vaccination rates. “I deal with people all...
Neshoba County, MSMadison County Journal

History etched on Neshoba Fair walls

Madison residents Amba and Buddy Ogletree are spending this week in the heat and mud at the Neshoba County Fair. The words “record-keeping” have a pretty dreary and bureaucratic ring to them but at the Fair they take on a lively spirit of ingenuity. Many cabins log visitors by signature...
Jackson, MSWTOK-TV

MSDH recommends all students, teachers wear a mask indoors

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - As hundreds of thousands of students plan to return to school in August, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced Wednesday its recommendation regarding masks. In an afternoon press conference, MSDH recommended all students, teachers, staff, and visitors wear a mask at all times indoors regardless...
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Magnolia State Live

‘No Mississippian should be further than 30 minutes from an emergency room.’ Lt. Governor pushes health care, jobs in speech

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 ‘no’ to our options for working Mississippians has passed,” Hosemann said in a speech...

1,875 cases, 6 deaths as of Tuesday afternoon, MSDH says

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,875 cases and six deaths, as of Tuesday afternoon. The six deaths happened between July 18-27 in DeSoto (3), Marion, Pearl River and Yazoo counties. Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the MSDH has reported 339,954...

$230K awarded to HC Simulation in Canton

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced the National Science Foundation has awarded $236,969 to HC Simulation, LLC, in Canton. According to Thompson, the project “SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase I: Creation of a Virtual Population of Older, Black Patients with Hypertension and Comorbidities...

Mississippi teachers union calls on Gov. Reeves to mandate masks in schools

JACKSON, Miss. (Mississippi Today) – The state’s teachers union is calling on Gov. Tate Reeves to mandate masks in schools in the fall. The Mississippi Association of Educators cited the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the state’s low vaccination rate and reports of children with the virus in the intensive care unit in a letter to Reeves on Monday.