August 10, 2020

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Breaking news: Mississippi state trooper shot, killed

An off-duty state trooper was shot and killed early Friday morning while working as an independent contractor delivering ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi police chief warns Facebook troublemakers ‘We’re are going to lock you up’

At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins took to Facebook to post a community announcement ... Read more | Add your comment

Governor delays school openings in ‘hot spots’ due to coronavirus spread

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Tuesday afternoon he would delay the start of some schools, but only in ... Read more | Add your comment

Reeves hints school reopening order coming Tuesday may not use blanket approach

As Mississippi health officials and hospital leaders called for the state to delay further reopening of schools, the ... Read more | Add your comment

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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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Mississippi State Flag design submission process announced

The process of submitting new designs for the Mississippi state flag was officially announced this week. Read more | Add your comment

by Oxford Eagle Staff.

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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

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Mississippi coroner says misinformation leads to overblown fear and stress about COVID-19

The coroner of a Mississippi county with the highest number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases wrote in a social media post that he believes the fears ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, August 7, 2020 5:14 pm

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Mississippi deputies find 400 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop for expired tag

Mississippi sheriff’s deputies say they found 400 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop last week when two men pulled over for having an expired ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, August 7, 2020 5:01 pm

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Trooper found shot, killed inside mail truck, $105K reward offered

An off-duty Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper was gunned down before dawn Friday morning on a stretch of rural highway as he worked a side job ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, August 7, 2020 4:05 pm

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Mississippi parents rethink in-person school as coronavirus cases mount

When given the choice between virtual and in-person learning, Joel Barnes decided to send his four kids back to the classroom in northeastern Mississippi in ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 7, 2020 2:34 pm

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Coronavirus latest: Mississippi cases appear to be flattening again

Lower-than-average numbers of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases reported Friday in Mississippi seemed to indicate the state’s soaring numbers from July were beginning to ease at ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:03 pm

Culture

How to emotionally prepare children for return to school

Between sheltering-in-place, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school this fall. ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, August 7, 2020 9:52 am

Opinion

Wicker: Tech giants muzzle conservative voices, must be addressed

Our nation has always defended free speech and the right to express different viewpoints. Until recently, it was fair to assume U.S. internet companies were ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, August 7, 2020 9:21 am

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Alabama high school’s football team, band all under coronavirus quarantine

The entire football team and marching band at a small-town Alabama high school are under quarantine following exposure to the new coronavirus. Oneonta High School ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, August 7, 2020 9:14 am