August 11, 2020

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Large jump in pediatric COVID-19 cases, but few get severely ill, new report shows

A new study shows approximately 1 out of every 200 children have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus ... Read more | Add your comment

‘If he did it, he needs to be in jail,’ mother of suspect in trooper slaying says

One of the men charged with murder in the Friday killing of a Mississippi state trooper was convicted ... Read more | Add your comment

Skull, remains found in boot near Mississippi River identified as man missing since 2018

Closure came for one Mississippi family Monday after Adams County Coroner James Lee announced he had been able ... Read more | Add your comment

And then there were 147: Commission releases designs under consideration for new state flag

Nearly 3,000 submissions for the new Mississippi State Flag have been narrowed down to 147. The Commission to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lawmakers override Tate Reeves’ school funding veto, pass new bill

Mississippi legislators returned to the Capitol on Monday and resolved a dispute over education funding for the budget year that began July 1. They also ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Associated Press.

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Mississippi sheriff reports inmates rioted, set fire to jail; no injuries reported

Inmates at a Mississippi county’s jail held a riot Wednesday and set fire to part of the facility, the local sheriff reported. The incident happened ... Read more | Add your comment

by Magnolia State Live.

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Feds say Alabama housing group segregated public housing

A federal review found that a public housing authority in Alabama let white people live in riverfront towers with scenic views and other amenities while ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:38 am

Culture

Mississippi flag designs whittled down, Elvis has left the contest along with Kermit

The new Mississippi state flag will not include beer cans, crawfish, a caramel cake, Elvis or Kermit the Frog. Mississippi recently retired the last state banner with ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:31 am

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Coronavirus cases grow in Mississippi schools, colleges are greater concern, health official says

Schools across Mississippi continue to open and cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to be found, the state reported Monday. Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:16 pm

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Twin 3-year-olds dead after Mississippi apartment fire

Twin Mississippi 3-year-olds have died after an apartment fire in Greenwood, Mississippi. The fire broke out Thursday afternoon. The 3-year-old girl, Ah’Shia Smart, was pronounced ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:31 pm

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Mississippi just reported lowest number of new coronavirus cases in more than month

Mississippi reported its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases in more than a month on Monday as the number of new cases and ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, August 10, 2020 1:36 pm

Sports

Pro wrestling legend, Mississippi native Kamala dies at age 70

Former professional wrestler James Harris, a Mississippi native who was better known by his ring name “Kamala,” died on Sunday. He was 70. Harris was ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:45 am

Culture

George Bush pays tribute to immigrants in his new book

A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:41 am

Opinion

Mississippi budget disputes go to just one judge to decide

Mississippi Republican legislative leaders helped defeat a 2015 education initiative by arguing that if someone sued the state over school funding, one judge in Hinds ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:35 am

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Police say Mississippi 13-year-old played with gun, killed friend; now teen charged with manslaughter

Mississippi police have arrested a 13-year-old and charged him with manslaughter after they say he was playing with a gun and shot and killed one ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Monday, August 10, 2020 7:31 am

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Lawmakers return to Mississippi Capitol to finish state budget

Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol to wrap up unfinished parts of the state budget as leaders are clashing with Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 10, 2020 6:47 am

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Woman tries to steal ambulance, threatens paramedic with machete, police report

A woman in Mississippi is accused of attempting to steal an ambulance and charging a paramedic with a machete. The suspect began driving the vehicle ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, August 10, 2020 6:45 am

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Georgia school where crowded hall photos went viral closes after COVID-19 cases found

A Georgia high school that gained national attention last week when photos showing a school hallway packed with students went viral has closed temporarily after ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:17 pm

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Construction worker’s body removed nearly year after being trapped in collapse

Crews on Saturday recovered the body of one of two construction workers that had been trapped nearly 10 months ago in the collapse of a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:59 pm

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Report: Man charged in off-duty trooper’s death also suspect in separate murder

One of three men arrested in the murder of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper is also accused of killing someone last year, a TV ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:57 pm

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Curve flattening? Mississippi reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases in weeks

Mississippi reported its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases since mid-July on Sunday as the number of new cases and the trailing averages ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:44 pm

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Man killed after gunfight breaks out outside Mississippi funeral

A Mississippi man was killed Saturday after a dispute at a funeral turned into a shootout. Police found the victim dead inside a car across ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:02 pm

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Mississippi man faces child abuse charge after allegedly beating teen at Florida resort

A Mississippi man faces aggravated child abuse charges after he allegedly beat a teenage boy for riding his bicycle too close to him at a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:36 pm

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Suspects arrested in off-duty Mississippi trooper’s murder identified

Three people have been charged in the murder of an off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper who was found shot to death early Friday morning. The ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:13 pm

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Nearly 400 Mississippians have died from coronavirus in last two weeks, here are the latest statistics

Mississippi’s new daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases ticked back up above trailing averages Saturday in Mississippi. After Thursday’s sub-1,000 new case count, Friday and Saturday’s numbers ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:22 am

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Jerry Falwell Jr. on leave from Liberty University after social photo uproar

Jerry Falwell Jr. took an indefinite leave of absence Friday as the leader of Liberty University, one of the nation’s top evangelical Christian colleges, days ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:44 am

Sports

Ole Miss adds Kentucky, South Carolina to schedule as SEC juggles virus plan

Ole Miss knows which 10 Southeastern Conference foes they will play in this amended 2020 season, but not when they will play them. The SEC ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Staff, Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:38 am

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Report: Two suspects in off-duty trooper’s killing captured

A Jackson TV station reported early Saturday that authorities have arrested at least two suspects in Louisiana for the Friday murder of an off-duty Mississippi ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:11 am

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One escaped Mississippi inmate captured, second still on run

One of two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Mississippi was recaptured in Chicago, the local mayor said. Police had been searching for ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, August 8, 2020 6:31 am

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Rocket fuel company to setup shot in Mississippi

A south Mississippi county known more for the timber industry is looking to diversify. Adranos Inc. is developing a new generation of rocket fuel and ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, August 8, 2020 5:34 am

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Missing Mississippi mom, daughter safe, police report

The Vicksburg Police Department confirmed Friday afternoon that a mother and daughter reported missing have been located and are safe The department announced Erica Adams, ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Friday, August 7, 2020 9:42 pm