From the Wire
Disaster Declaration Issued for Mississippi Winter Storms President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for Mississippi for winter storms that struck in February.
Mississippi Commission Removing Mask Requirement in Casinos The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that it will end its mask mandate for casino customers and employees as of 5 p.m. Friday.
Mississippi Gives Go-Ahead for Johnson & Johnson Shots Mississippi state health officials say they will allow clinics to continue using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because they believe the benefits outweigh any potential risk.
Jackson Considers Renaming Street After Bluesman Bobby Rush An ordinance to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard, in honor of the two-time Grammy winning Bluesman, was introduced at Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, WLBT-TV reported.
Census Shows Mississippi Lost Population and Diversified Mississippi became more diverse during the past decade, but it is also one of only three states that lost population, according to 2020 Census numbers released Monday.
Catherine Pierce Named New Mississippi Poet Laureate Mississippi's new poet laureate for the next four years, Catherine Pierce of Starkville, is a professor and published author.
Company Exits from Jackson Zoo Management Contract Talks A company is withdrawing from more than two years of discussions about taking over management of the zoo in Mississippi's capital city.
Jackson Won't Release Email About 2020 Water System Problems The city of Jackson, Mississippi, has denied a TV station's public records request for email about problems with the city water treatment system.
10-Digit Phone Dialing Coming to Northern Mississippi The north Mississippi region is among 82 area codes nationwide making room for the 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which begins operation in July 2022.
Mississippi and Secret Service Work on Cybercrime Task Force Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said Tuesday that her office has established a partnership with the U.S. Secret Service and in-state law enforcement agencies to investigate financial crimes that occur online.
Health Department: Over Half a Million People Fully Vaccinated The state of Mississippi has now administered 1.32 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to residents, according to the state health department.
Health Officials Seeking Help Vaccinating Hispanic, Black and Vietnamese Residents The Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Health Equity is looking for organizations to host coronavirus vaccination events for Hispanic, Black and Vietnamese residents, as well as people who live in rural areas.
Health Officials: Churches Should Hold Off In-Person Worship Mississippi health officials are recommending that churches and other religious organizations continue to hold off on hosting indoor worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, even after Gov. Tate Reeves relaxed regulations on other kinds of social gatherings.
Mississippi Bill Would Allow Home Delivery of Alcohol Mississippi would join a majority of states in allowing home delivery of alcohol, if Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signs a bill that legislators are sending him.
Law Will Allow New Mississippi Residents to Keep Licenses A new law signed Thursday by Gov. Tate Reeves will allow people who move to Mississippi from out-of-state to maintain their professional licenses.