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Supreme Court halts Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, January 14, 2022 10:01 am

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Medical marijuana proposal moves to Mississippi Senate

A bill to create a medical marijuana program is headed for debate in the Mississippi Senate in coming days. Senate Bill 2095 passed the Senate ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, January 14, 2022 9:37 am

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Mississippi House panel OKs bill to phase out income tax

The Mississippi House is working on a proposal to phase out the state income tax, reduce the sales tax on groceries and increase the sales ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, January 13, 2022 10:09 am

Education

Teacher pay raise plan moves forward at Mississippi Capitol

The Mississippi House acted quickly Wednesday to approve a bill that would increase teacher pay, nudging ahead of senators who are working on a separate ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, January 13, 2022 8:56 am

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Mississippi sets patient transfer order amid COVID-19 surge

The Mississippi Health Department on Tuesday ordered all hospitals in the state to allow the transfer of critically ill patients, an effort to help people ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:26 pm

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University announces next writer-in-residence for spring

An author whose debut novel in 2020 received awards and critical acclaim will write and teach at the University of Mississippi in the spring. Raven ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, January 10, 2022 4:00 pm

Education

University of Mississippi exhibit explores U.S. response to Holocaust

A special exhibit at the University of Mississippi explores the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, January 10, 2022 8:48 am

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US urges COVID boosters starting at age 12 to fight omicron

The U.S. is urging that everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they’re eligible, to help fight back the hugely contagious ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:01 pm

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Mississippi lieutenant governor tests positive for COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann has tested positive for COVID-19 after the opening day of a legislative session when Hosemann and ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 2:43 pm

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Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for Head Start program

President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Saturday, handing ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, January 3, 2022 8:40 am

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New state law eliminates need for prescription for some decongestants

A new Mississippi law eliminates the requirement for a prescription to buy decongestants that contain ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Under the new law, the medicine will ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, December 31, 2021 9:58 am

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Official: Mississippi likely headed for 5th COVID-19 wave

COVID-19 outbreaks in Mississippi nursing homes have almost doubled in the past week, an indicator that the state is likely heading into another major surge ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, December 30, 2021 8:45 am

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Mississippi reports jump in COVID cases over 5 days

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases over a five-day period. The department posted new numbers Monday, covering ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, December 27, 2021 1:18 pm

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Senators look to stop sex assault in US Merchant Marine

A bipartisan group of senators from Maine, Mississippi and New York wants to strengthen prevention of sexual assault and harassment in the United States Merchant ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, December 27, 2021 8:33 am

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Oxford man charged in Missouri shooting that killed one man, left another injured. $2 million bond set.

Police in the southeast Missouri town of Jackson are continuing to investigate what led to a shooting that left one man dead and another critically ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:56 am

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Samford hangs on to beat Ole Miss 75-73

Ques Glover scored 21 points and Samford survived blowing a 13-point second-half lead to defeat Mississippi 75-73 on Tuesday for the Bulldogs’ first victory over ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, December 22, 2021 9:37 am

Crime

Mississippi governor sets $1K bonuses for state law officers

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said Monday that he is approving $1,000 in hazard pay bonuses for state law enforcement officers, and they will receive the ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, December 20, 2021 3:40 pm

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Ruffin, Brooks lead Ole Miss to 76-68 win over Dayton

Daeshun Ruffin scored 19 points, Nysier Brooks added 16 points and 11 rebounds and the two dominated the final minutes in Mississippi’s 76-68 victory over ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, December 20, 2021 10:52 am

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US faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron advances

The new omicron coronavirus mutant speeding around the world may bring another wave of chaos, threatening to further stretch hospital workers already struggling with a ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:12 pm

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Brooks sparks Rebels in second half of 62-52 win

Nysier Brooks scored all 12 of his points in the second half to spark Mississippi to a 62-52 victory over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night. ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:51 am

Business

Kroger ending some COVID-19 benefits for unvaccinated staff

Kroger, the country’s biggest traditional grocery chain, is ending some benefits for unvaccinated workers as big employers attempt to compel more of their workforce to ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:27 am

Crime

Remains found after pre-execution tip from Cox

PONTOTOC (AP) — Authorities have uncovered the remains of a Mississippi woman following a tip from an inmate who revealed the location of her body ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:30 pm

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