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There will be a free, community protective mask distribution program for Jones County residents on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations in Jones County:

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“I never expected to live through a pandemic,” physician Seth Ladd wrote on Facebook, “much less be serving in the trenches of one.”

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Mississippi will receive $3.6 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and homelessness, according to a press release from Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss).  

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JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves announced additional social distancing measures for seven counties identified as hotspots within our state to limit transmission around the communities and protect the health of all Mississippians.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, William Carey University’s faculty and staff have been finding new ways to deliver online educational opportunities to current and prospective students. Here’s a look at current announcements from WCU programs.

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Please see the attached flyer for the Jones County COVID-19 laboratory sample collection site being fulfilled by Mississippi State Department of Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Mississippi National Guard at the Laurel Fairgrounds rear parking lot on Tuesday from noon to…

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Residents of Jones County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 today (Tuesday) as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to combat coronavirus by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.

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Several Pine Belt counties have been awarded federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food & Shelter Program. The purpose of the money is to help support and expand the capacity of food and she…

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Jones sees 93 new cases of COVID-19 in 12 days; county ranks 11th in state

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The Mississippi Department of Revenue said Wednesday deadline to file  individual, corporate, franchise and fiduciary income tax returns will be July 15, . the same as the deadline for filing federal income tax returns.

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In a webinar on reopening businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, state health officer Thomas Dobbs called Jones County a “hot spot” for the virus as its confirmed cases spiked 40 percent in the last week.

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Residents of Jasper County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 Saturday as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.

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The State of Mississippi has released a plan to carry out Emergency Solutions Grant activities authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. To view the plan, visit www.mshomecorp.com.

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On Friday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide Safer at Home order for Mississippi to continue protecting public health while beginning the process to safely reopen the state's economy.

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Residents of Perry County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 Wednesday as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem coronavirus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.

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We are only in mid-April and 2020 will already go down as one of the worst years the United States has ever seen. As a matter of fact, we are a Joe Biden win away from 2020 surpassing 1863 (Civil War), 1929 (Stock Market Crash), 1941 (Pearl Harbor) and 2001 (9/11) for the worst year ever in …

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Pearl River Resort, owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, on Friday announced that due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, measures must be taken to ensure the financial stability of the Resort. After careful consideration, Pearl River Resort will place most of its A…

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The Farm Bureau Insurance companies, leading providers of property and casualty insurance in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, are offering a variety of financial assistance measures in response to unexpected hardships for their customers and the commun…

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Mississippi’s public schools will be closed to students for the rest of the school year to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday.

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Pandemics often come with unintended consequences, cloaked by the tragedy of lives lost and the heroic efforts of health care providers fighting to conquer the crisis.  And so it is again as COVID-19 stalks our nation, inflicting pain and fear but also testing the very infrastructure that pr…

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Fraud schemes become more common during emergencies, State Auditor Shad White warned. To help combat that, his office released information on the best authorities to contact if Mississippians see a fraud scheme, along with information on how to protect themselves from the fraud.

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On an Easter Sunday when those in this region were sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Central Emergency Department team was continuing to evaluate patients who presented with symptoms of the disease, as well as those with other medical conditions. South Central Regio…

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LCS student raises thousands to help feed health-care workers