October 20, 2020

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Coronavirus spread continues across Mississippi with latest statistics released

Mississippi reported an above-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, as the virus continues to spread across ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi coronavirus new cases up 50-percent since low-point last month

Mississippi’s trends in new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continued to grow at a pace higher than health ... Read more | Add your comment

Latest trends show spread of coronavirus getting worse in Mississippi

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus appears to grow faster across Mississippi based on the latest numbers released ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi coronavirus cases surging again, two weeks after mask mandate dropped

For the second-straight day, Mississippi reported a surge in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases. On Friday, the state reported ... Read more | Add your comment

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Former Catholic brother, teacher returned to Mississippi to face child sex charges

A former Catholic brother has been extradited from his home state of Wisconsin to Mississippi, where he faces sexual battery charges in a case involving ... Read more | Add your comment

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VIDEO: Mississippi Lieutenant Governor challenges residents to ‘love your neighbor,’ wear mask

A COVID-19 survivor, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann is urging the public to continue to take precautions against the dangerous virus, which has claimed the lives ... Read more | Add your comment

by Vicksburg Post Staff.

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Deputies find husband, wife dead in home with letter saying they were going to be with God

Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a deceased couple in their home on Sunday. Deputies responded to 9A Starnes Drive for an unresponsive male and ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:19 pm

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Southern Miss football coach tests positive for COVID-19

The University of Southern Mississippi’s football coach has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Scotty Walden, who is the interim head coach for the Golden ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:17 pm

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Drunk Mississippi man ran into car on interstate killing one person, injuring three more, police say

Police arrested a Mississippi man Monday after they say he drunk when his truck rammed into the back of a car killing the passenger, a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:24 pm

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Mississippi joins federal antitrust lawsuit against Google

The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:18 pm

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Mississippi city will put decision on relocation of Confederate monument on ballot

Voters will have a voice is deciding whether to relocate a Confederate monument that’s outside the Forrest County courthouse. The Hattiesburg American reports the referendum ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:04 pm

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Mississippi man riddled with bullets, killed inside his home in apparent drive-by shooting

A Vicksburg man was shot and killed as he was in his Enchanted Drive home Monday evening, the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting. According ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:06 am

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Missing Mississippi boys found, mother charged with kidnapping

Two boys who police say were abducted by their mother during a supervised visit Friday have been found, the mother charged, police report. Sarah Lynne ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:03 am

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Governor Reeves announces new mask mandate for nine counties

As new COVID-19 cases increase in the state, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced new measure in the fight against COVID-19. Nine counties are included in ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 19, 2020 3:36 pm

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Mississippi State Fair will reopen for extra days

The Mississippi State Fair closed late Sunday after a 12-day run, but state Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson says officials will take the unusual step of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 19, 2020 3:30 pm

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Autopsies set on 2 Mississippi inmates who died in hospitals

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says autopsies will be done on two inmates who died last week in Jackson hospitals. The department said in a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, October 19, 2020 3:28 pm

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Troopers make some of the best tackles of the day when PETA protesters interrupt MSU football game

The Mississippi State security staff did some of the best blocking on the field of Davis-Wade Stadium Saturday afternoon when the Bulldogs lost to Texas ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 19, 2020 1:45 pm

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Free chicken salad for a year could be yours Tuesday

A Madison restaurant will be giving away free chicken salad and other foods to celebrate its grand opening. Chicken Salad Chick is opening a new ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 19, 2020 10:26 am

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Former Louisiana assistant police chief arrested for cyberstalking in Mississippi

A Louisiana assistant police chief has been arrested on a warrant issued in Mississippi for cyberstalking and email threats.  Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, October 19, 2020 10:09 am

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Have you seen these two boys? State issues Amber Alert for them

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an AMBER ALERT for 6-year-old Kaiden Wall of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Kaiden Wall is described as a white male ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:02 am

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Ole Miss offense falters in loss to Arkansas

Ole Miss has needed its offense to pitch a near-perfect game every week to make up for its leaky defense, neither of those things happened ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:53 am

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Texas A&M rolls past Mississippi State

Texas A&M controlled the line of scrimmage and the clock. Isaiah Spiller ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Kellen Mond threw for two ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:47 am

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Mississippi state trooper injured in patrol vehicle crash

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a one-car wreck Saturday morning on U.S. 61 South near Yokena in which an MHP trooper was injured. The ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:20 pm

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Winners and losers: High school football scores from around Mississippi

High school football scores from around Mississippi Adams Christian 35, Centreville Aca. 12 Amory 14, Nettleton 0 Baldwyn 50, Ashland 0 Belmont 47, Alcorn Central ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:36 am

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Doctor ‘disappointed’ and ‘perplexed’ more Mississippians aren’t wearing masks

Mississippi’s state health officer said he overestimated the number of people who would continue to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of coronavirus after ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, October 16, 2020 9:44 pm

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Double tropical trouble may be brewing next week in season that won’t end

The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is just three named tropical storms shy of tying the 2005 record for the most storms to develop ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:59 pm

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Two dozen people indicted after investigation of white supremacist prison gang

Twenty-four people, including alleged members of a white supremacist prison gang, have been indicted in federal courts in Texas, Kentucky and Mississippi on charges related ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:32 pm

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Where’s the beef? Mississippi skipped over in ranking of nation’s best burgers

Mississippi may corner the market when it comes to good eating, but apparently not when it comes to the best hamburgers in the country. That ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:56 pm

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Mississippi woman killed after being doused with gasoline and set on fire, police say

A Mississippi woman was killed after she was doused with gasoline and set on fire, police said. A suspect was arrested and charged with murder, ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:21 am

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Virus spike: Mississippi sees large surge in new coronavirus cases, two weeks after mask mandate ended

Almost right on cue with the earlier warnings from infectious disease experts, Mississippi saw a huge spike Thursday in new COVID-19 coronavirus infections, just two ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:07 am

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Police: Man shoots into restaurant drive-through window because his order was wrong

Police are searching for an angry customer who pulled out his gun and started shooting into a Memphis restaurant after he discovered the restaurant gave ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:29 am