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Pfizer vaccine could be approved for children 5 to 11 years old

In a pivotal trial for the COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer has received results showing the vaccine is safe and ...

Education

Board: Public universities cannot require COVID-19 vaccine

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The board that governs Mississippi’s public universities has voted to prohibit schools from requiring ...

Lafayette County

Lafayette County Schools seek third round of pandemic stimulus funds

As Mississippi officials continue to debate how to spend the pandemic stimulus funds, at least one local school ...

Lafayette County

FDA only recommends 65 and older, high-risk individuals to get booster shots

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of advisers recommended Pfizer booster shots to those 65 and older ...

News

Mississippi now has country’s highest rate for COVID deaths

Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., ...

Education

Mississippi Ranks 35th in the Nation for K-12 Achievement

Mississippi ranks 35th in the nation for K-12 achievement in 2021, climbing from 50th in 2013, according to ...

Lafayette County

Deaths in hospitalized COVID patients was the highest in early 2021

In a report from the Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi recorded more COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the last ...

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State sees decline in cases, hospitalizations but lands second in COVID death rates

The Mississippi State Department of Health releases data showing a steady decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, but ...

Lafayette County

Recent study shows COVID-19 vaccines do not cause miscarriages

A recent study by Vaccine Safety Datalink, a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and nine other ...

News

Gov. Reeves extends COVID-19 state of emergency by 30 more days

Governor Tate Reeves extended the Mississippi COVID-19 state of emergency for another 30 days to upkeep the relief ...

Lafayette County

Monoclonal antibodies present a new path for the COVID positive

RedMed Urgent Clinic of Oxford and Batesville has opened a COVID treatment center that strictly administers the monoclonal ...

Events

VISTA fights poverty in the region through education and service

The North Mississippi VISTA Project is holding a food donation drive for the University of Mississippi’s The Grove ...

Lafayette County

Mississippi reports baby COVID death, ‘scarce’ ICU bed availability

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the state’s seventh pediatric death and warned of the increasing amount ...

Lafayette County

State sees a decline in the average of COVID cases, hospitalizations

The Mississippi State Department of Health released data showing the state’s 7-day average of new COVID cases and ...

Lafayette County

State hospitals strain under the weight of numerous COVID patients

As patients stream into Mississippi hospitals one after another, doctors and nurses have become all too accustomed to ...

News

Mississippi Chief Justice issues emergency order as COVID numbers rise

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph issued an emergency order on Thursday, Sept. 2, extending the time ...

Lafayette County

Mississippi schools consider going virtual to reduce COVID spread

As COVID-19 and the delta variant spread throughout the state, some Mississippi schools consider moving classrooms online to ...

Lafayette County

Mississippi ranks second in COVID-19 death rates, last in vaccination rates

According to The New York Times’ data chart of COVID-19 cases in the United States, Mississippi ranks second ...

Business

Mississippi photographer brings the studio to you

Renee Wofford, owner and founder of Studio 1825, seeks to capture the natural side of life through her ...

Lafayette County

Mississippi escapes Ida’s worst but still has to face COVID

Mississippi has escaped the worst of Ida, but state hospitals are dealing with a high number of COVID-19 ...

News

Officials urge Mississippi residents to prepare for Tropical Storm Ida

Now is the time to prepare as Tropical Storm Ida is expected to become a Hurricane and impact ...

News

Baptist Memorial works to overcome COVID challenges

The rapid increase in cases and spread of the Delta variant has put a strain on staffing and ...

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