July 6, 2020

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Mississippi man arrested for threats against supervisor after posting ‘these N*****s are fixing to get shot’

A Warren County man has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats over the internet involving comments ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi House speaker Phillip Gunn said he now has coronavirus

House Speaker Philip Gunn said Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus as state health officials ... Read more | Add your comment

Listen as Mississippi trumpeter commemorates Fourth of July with beautiful music

The smooth notes of the National Anthem emerged from the trumpet, circled the rotunda of the Illinois Monument ... Read more | Add your comment

Spiking curve: Another day, more Mississippi coronavirus records broken

Mississippi’s new COVID-19 coronavirus case averages continued to spike higher Wednesday as the state reported higher-than-average new case ... Read more | Add your comment

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Four arrests made in shooting death of 11-year-old girl

Four suspects are being held in connection with the shooting death of an 11-year-old child in Wilkinson County.  Read more | Add your comment

by Magnolia State Live.

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Shooting leaves 11-year-old Mississippi girl dead

An 11-year-old girl was shot and killed Thursday in a rural corner of Mississippi, sheriff’s deputies say. Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Brookhaven mayor contracts coronavirus

The City of Brookhaven’s mayor announced Sunday that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. As a result, Mayor Joe Cox wrote in a ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, July 5, 2020 9:44 pm

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Mississippi couple missing for days found dead inside their car

A Vicksburg couple missing since Tuesday has been found. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, an investigator with the Vicksburg Police Department spotted the car of ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:38 pm

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Mississippi coronavirus climb takes holiday break as new cases hit two-week low

The rapid rise in reported new COVID-19 coronavirus cases took a pause Sunday, perhaps tied to delayed reporting over the Fourth of July holiday, as ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:15 pm

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Convicted murderer escapes from state prison, manhunt underway

A convicted murderer has escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, corrections officials reported early Sunday. Mississippi Department of Corrections officials said they believe ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:44 am

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Mississippi humor coming to a highway sign near you next month

Starting in early August, people driving on Mississippi’s interstates will see new, quirky slogans appearing on digital message signs. The Mississippi Department of Transportation tasked ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:23 am

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Mississippi man amazingly uninjured as house collapses

A combination of recent rains and loess soil might have been the dangerous combination that led to a Vicksburg house collapsing Saturday afternoon. The Vicksburg ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:15 am

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Mississippi supervisor calls out racist commenter who threatened ‘N*****s are fixing to get shot’

A Mississippi county supervisor called out a racist threat she says was made against her recently in a comment on Facebook. Warren County Supervisor Shawn ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:09 pm

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Search underway for man thrown from boat in Mississippi River near Claiborne County

A search continued Saturday for a Mississippi man believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River when he was ejected from a boat on Friday. ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:18 pm

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Police seek help locating suspect in Mississippi sports bar murder

Police are seeking the public’s help to locate a suspect accused of an early morning shooting at a Mississippi sports bar that left one person ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:27 pm

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Mississippi coronavirus case shoot higher, breaking more records

As America celebrated Independence Day Saturday, Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to soar, breaking new records for the average number of new cases over the ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:08 pm

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America celebrates Independence Day in land of confusion

It was the worst of times. It was the weirdest of times. It was a season of sickness and shouting, of defiance and tension, of ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:38 am

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Southern governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over face mask requirements

Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered what then was its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Bill Lee held a news conference and issued a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:01 am

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Mississippi’s virus pandemic rules allow for crowded kitchens, dens

Mississippi’s coronavirus rules allow for crowded kitchens and family rooms this holiday weekend: The executive orders of Gov. Tate Reeves say up to 20 people ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:51 am

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Louisiana woman admits to stealing from Mississippi law firm

A Tallulah, Louisiana, woman has pleaded guilty to embezzlement in the theft of money from a Vicksburg, Mississippi, law firm. Ninth Circuit District Attorney Ricky ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:48 am

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Mississippi man recalls early beach protest against Confederate flag

It was prayer that led Jason Whitfield to the beach 18 years ago, and prayer that led him to stay there for 77 days, sleeping ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:44 am

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One dead, three injured after Mississippi sports bar shooting

A man was fatally shot and three others were wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a nightclub in Mississippi’s capital, an official said. The ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:31 am

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8-year-old boy killed, 3 others injured in Alabama mall shooting

An 8-year-old boy was killed Friday in a shooting at an Alabama’s shopping mall that left three other people injured, police said. Hoover Police Chief ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 10:34 pm

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Coronavirus cases continue to spread across Mississippi, state reports

Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to sharply rise Friday, setting more records. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Friday an additional 914 new cases ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 3, 2020 6:53 pm

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Mississippi city, county issue face mask requirements as coronavirus spikes

Effective immediately, all Adams County and Natchez residents and visitors are required to wear facial coverings in public or face a fine after county and ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:39 pm

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Mississippi police officer fired for excessive force after video surfaces

A Greenville, Mississippi, police officer was terminated Friday for reportedly using excessive force, the city’s mayor and police chief reported. In a video widely circulated ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 3, 2020 3:18 pm

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Deputies seek ‘armed and dangerous’ man for alleged crime with child

Mississippi authorities say they’re searching for an “armed and dangerous” man they believe committed a crime with a minor last month. Copiah County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 3, 2020 2:53 pm

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Mississippi lawmaker has coronavirus, days after meetings at capitol

A Mississippi lawmaker has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Clarion Ledger reported Friday. Democratic Rep. Bo Brown of Jackson told the Ledger on Thursday that he ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 2:04 pm

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Mississippi mayor calls loss of police officer to COVID-19 ‘truly a tough one’

The mayor of a Mississippi city says people must take COVID-19 coronavirus seriously as he mourns the loss of a police officer. Edwards Mayor Marcus ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:34 am

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This weekend will test Americans’ self-control, may determine coronavirus trajectory

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, July 3, 2020 9:18 am

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‘Things are getting worse very quickly,’ Mississippi health officer says

Mississippi’s top state health officer urged Mississippians Thursday to use common sense and follow state guidelines over the Fourth of July weekend, saying “Things are ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Friday, July 3, 2020 8:04 am