9,500 New Infections in 14 Days, Governor Orders Tighter Restrictions Including Jackson Metro With 797 Mississippi residents testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday, the state's total stands at 35,419 since testing began. The past two weeks have averaged 680 cases per day, much higher than at any other time during the crisis. The ...
Governor Reeves Issues Additional Social Distancing Measures for 13 Counties Governor Tate Reeves has announced additional social distancing measures for thirteen counties identified as hotspots within our state to limit transmission around the communities and protect the health of all Mississippians.
Gov. Reeves Vetoes Parole Reform Bill Parole reform in Mississippi hit a brick wall this week, with Gov. Tate Reeves vetoing the bipartisan legislation that would have provided more, and earlier, opportunities for parole hearings in Mississippi’s overburdened prisons.
City Buying 100,000 Masks Due to COVID-19, Debates Gerrymandering To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jackson and enable the citizens to do their part, the Jackson City council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba to purchase 100,000 facial masks for distribution.
Azia’s Picks 7-10-20 Rain or shine, there are many safe virtual and outside events happening in the city, so take some time to fill up on sunshine and love. Please stay safe and hydrated.
Central Mississippi Hospitals At Capacity, School Openings Planned Amid Growing Crisis The Mississippi State Department of Health announced 703 new cases of COVID-19, paired with the catastrophic new highs of hospitalizations: 686 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 fill the state’s hospitals, with 255 additional suspected cases.
Evers Statue May Replace Slave Owner, ‘Trail of Tears’ Leader Andrew Jackson’s at City Hall In line with the current trend against glorifying slave owners and the slavery era with monuments and statues, Jackson City Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba to legally remove and relocate the statue of former President Andrew Jackson ...
JSU COVID-19 Research Grant, USM Stadium Plaza Renovation and MSU Dual Degree Program The National Science Foundation recently awarded Jackson State University's Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences a $200,000 Rapid Response Research grant to develop a new optical technique to detect COVID-19 infection.
Jack Abraham Southern Miss will rely on quarterback Jack Abraham to get the offense going in 2020. The redshirt season didn't go the direct route to USM but he has made the most of the time he has spent in Hattiesburg, Miss.
In the Spirit of Medgar: State Flag Came Down the Week Slain Hero Would’ve Turned 95 When the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves put an end to the 126-year reign of the former Mississippi flag with the Confederate emblem on June 30, it was two days before what would have been the 95th birthday of Medgar ...
COVID-19 In Mississippi: Lacking Leadership, Buy-In or Both? The grand debate over a protective mask, played out on social media from the local level to the halls of the White House itself, is representative of the state of the pandemic in America.
Hannah Richards Mississippi College Admissions Counselor Hannah Richards gleefully claims Mississippi, specifically the Jackson metro, as her home—despite spending her entire childhood in Chattanooga, Tenn., before moving to Mississippi to attend MC.
Confederate Statue at Raymond Courthouse May Move After Black Citizen Pleads Case to Supervisors The Confederate statue at the Hinds County Courthouse in Raymond represents racial injustice and should be removed, Marshand Boone told the Hinds County Board of Supervisors Monday. The board, in turn, committed to resolving the issue.
Lt. Gov. Hosemann, Speaker Gunn Test Positive for COVID-19; Governor Hints at ‘Total Lockdowns’ Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn have both tested positive for COVID-19, as have a number of other state legislators.
Rudolph 'Cotton' Baronich Rudolph "Cotton" Baronich, a longtime Jackson resident who once worked as a bartender at city landmarks like the Sun-N-Sand, George Street Grocery, Hal & Mal's and the Edison Walthall Hotel, died on Tuesday, June 30, at age 90.
Autopsy: Death of Harvey Hill in Madison County Detention Center Ruled Homicide The death of 36-year-old Harvey Hill on May 6, 2018, in the Madison County Detention Center was a homicide, the Mississippi State Medical Examiner's Office has determined.
Mangia Bene COVID-19 Measures, Grants from LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi and National Endowment for the Arts In light of the City of Jackson's recent mandate requiring people to wear masks in public, Mangia Bene restaurant group, which operates BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar, Sal and Mookie's and Broad Street Baking Company, recently announced its own set ...
July 4th: COVID-19 Cases Top 30,000, Average at Record 683 Per Day The total number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi passed 30,000 on Friday, with that day's total at a near-record 990 of reported newly infected Mississippians. Four people died from complications related to the virus yesterday.
COVID-19 Cases Near Record Day at 914, Hospitalized Patients Remains High The Mississippi State Department of Health reported that 914 new people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the second-highest day since MSDH began reporting numbers in April. More than 1,100 Mississippians have died from COVID-19-related illnesses in that same time ...
870 New COVID-19 Cases and Peak Hospitalizations, as Reeves Warns Health System ‘At Risk’ State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs’ increasingly frantic warnings about the state of COVID-19 in Mississippi continue to reflect in the numbers.
JSU Virtual Margaret Walker Celebration, New MSU Fall Calendar and USM Historical Site The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will partner with Foot Print Farms and Fauna Foodworks to host a 30-minute virtual cooking demonstration to celebrate Margaret Walker’s 105th birthday on Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p.m.
Eli Manning If the 2020 college football season is played, a third number will be retired. Former Rebel great Eli Manning follows in his father’s footsteps and is having his number retired at the school he started for from 2000 to 2003.
Activist: 'We Need to Flood the Polls as We Flooded the Streets to Protest' Calyn Stringfellow wants more young people to get politically engaged and to register and turn out to vote, hence the program she held in front of Jackson City Hall.
With a Pen Stroke, Mississippi Drops Confederate-Themed Flag With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem—a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist.
Senate Rule Committee Clears Way for Senate to Consider a Medical Marijuana Bill The Mississippi Senate's rules committee has approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 586, which, if passed by the full Senate, will allow it to suspend the rules for the purpose of introducing a bill titled the "Mississippi Medical Marijuana Act."
Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba released a second amended executive order concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Reeves Vetoes Jackson Water Bill, More Paving, Mask Requirement Ahead Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed the “Jackson Water Bill,” a piece of proposed legislation that passed in both the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives with no opposing vote.
COVID-19 Hits New Mississippi Highs, Municipalities Issuing Own Mask Orders Mississippi’s rising coronavirus curve is prompting dire warnings from state health officials—and some municipalities are beginning to issue mask orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces.
Emma D. Sanders Emma D. Sanders, a Mississippi Civil Rights Movement veteran and a founding member of the modern Mississippi Democratic Party, recently passed away in her Jackson home at age 91.
‘Today I Feel Like a Mississippian’: State Flag Consigned to History in Bipartisan Vote The contentious Mississippi state flag is officially no more today, consigned to history after a legislative supermajority voted Sunday to retire it for good.