September 20, 2020

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Truck of missing man found in Mississippi woods, human remains found nearby

An abandoned truck and human remains were found in the woods near 400 Tate Road late Friday and ... Read more | Add your comment

Mississippi’s full-time state AG commissioner still works second job as lawyer

Despite holding a full-time, statewide elected position, Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson continues to practice law and is representing ... Read more | Add your comment

The latest: Mississippi reports higher-than-average new coronavirus cases

Mississippi reported an increase over the trailing averages in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday along with more than ... Read more | Add your comment

Hurricane Sally moves ashore near Gulf Shores, Alabama, flooding rain continues

Hurricane Sally made landfall Wednesday near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 2 storm, pushing a surge of ... 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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Wicker reverses 2016 position, now says Senate OK to vote on court nominee during election cycle

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) pledged support for quick confirmation of a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice, reversing his stance on the same issue from ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:05 am

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Tropical Storm Beta crawls toward Texas, Louisiana coastlines

Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl to the shores of Texas and Louisiana, casting worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:50 am

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Grand jury indicts Mississippi man on charges he lured a child to meet him for sex

A Mendenhall man has been indicted by the Warren County grand jury on multiple sexual abuse charges involving a relationship with a girl younger than ... Read more

by Vicksburg Post Staff, Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:35 pm

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Hurricane watches go up after Beta grows in Gulf

Beta spurs hurricane watch for Texas, expected to strengthen An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:40 am

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Mississippi’s rate of new coronavirus cases remains steady, state reports

Mississippi reported a slightly increased number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Saturday over the trailing averages along with more than a dozen additional deaths. On ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:30 am

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Former DA now represents people he previously prosecuted

A former district attorney in Mississippi’s largest county is now representing some people he once prosecuted, court documents show. Robert Shuler Smith did not seek ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:10 am

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Mississippi teacher fired after refusing to work in crowded class over virus concerns

A Mississippi teacher says she was fired after refusing to teach in a crowded classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Shunta Davis told WJTV that it ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:06 am

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Winners and losers: Scores from Mississippi high school football games

PREP FOOTBALL Amory 21, Ripley 14 Bartlett, Tenn. 27, Southaven 0 Benton Academy 28, Sylva-Bay Aca. 22 Biggersville 64, Smithville 0 Biloxi 38, Stone 0 ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 10:16 pm

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Three new storms form within hours in ‘crazy’ seeason, Wilfred, Alpha and Beta

The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:01 pm

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Mississippi corrections employee charged with embezzlement

A Mississippi Department of Corrections employee has been arrested on charges of embezzlement after officials say he stole prison property and sold it for personal ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:51 pm

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 7:43 pm

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Trick-or-What? Halloween in pandemic mixed bag for American families

Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 9:16 am

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Graphic, online photos raise questions over man’s death in Louisiana police custody

Graphic photos that surfaced online this week appear to show deep bruises on the face of a Black man who died following a police chase ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 9:12 am

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Author Winston Groom who created ‘Forrest Gump’ dead at 77

Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop-cultural phenomenon, has died at ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 8:26 am

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Driver killed after bouncing off bridge, striking dump truck

Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a traffic accident that killed one person Wednesday afternoon on Government Fleet Road, officials said. Adams County Sheriff ... Read more

by Natchez Democrat Staff, Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:01 pm

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Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico, could become storm Friday

A new tropical depression has formed in the Gulf just hours after Hurricane Sally left. The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported Thursday evening that ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:56 pm

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Science or politics: Who do you believe about coronavirus vaccine?

Openly contradicting the government’s top health experts, President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready as ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:07 am

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Hurricane Sally has passed, but threats remain as river flooding likely still to come

Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally’s rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, even as the storm’s remnants ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:03 am

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Police say Mississippi man called women in night, told victims their family had been kidnapped

A Mississippi man will spend six months in prison after admitting to extorting money from women in North Carolina by scaring them during phone calls ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:43 pm

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Investigation underway after dead body found on Mississippi Choctaw tribal land

The Choctaw Police Department is investigating a death after a body was discovered Monday on tribal lands in the Pearl River Community of Neshoba County. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:39 am

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Three horses contract rare, fatal disease in Louisiana

3 horses diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis Louisiana officials say three horses have been diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis, and owners who haven’t done so ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:37 am

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Alabama mayor says more than 50 people rescued overnight as Hurricane Sally drenches coast

City officials in Orange Beach, Alabama, say they’ve received 120 calls after midnight from people whose homes were flooded by Hurricane Sally. Mayor Tony Kennon ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:32 am

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Arrests made after 3-year-old seen smoking pot on social media

Four people were arrested after a social media post showed a 3-year-old Mississippi child smoking marijuana. Pike County Sheriff’s Office investigators and agents with the ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:28 pm

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LSU coach says most football players already had COVID-19, recovered

Most of LSU’s football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching staff hopeful those players will remain ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:56 pm

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Mississippi woman guns down boyfriend after he refuses to marry her; TV show explores state murder

Clyde Daniels II had a restless spirit. He swapped careers and wives whenever he was ready for a new adventure, moving from one to the ... Read more

by Magnolia State Live, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:24 pm