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Plans for Tupelo’s four-story Fairpark building revealed 2020-06-03 11:28:42By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal A proposed four-story building in Fairpark – part of the overall Fairpark Towers project launched three years ago

Natchez Trace Parkway is reopening some visitor facilities 2020-06-03 09:47:46A popular recreation area that runs through three southern states is reopening more of its facilities after restricting access due to the coronavirus,

Some projects for Mississippi district get ahead amid 2020-06-03 09:44:50Distance learning within a Mississippi school district has allowed construction workers to get ahead on several school renovation projects, according

Mississippi to pay $5M to settle food stamp 2020-06-03 09:42:17The Mississippi Department of Human Services will pay $5 million to the federal government to settle claims that it manipulated reporting within a foo

Mississippi to name nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks 2020-06-03 09:37:58State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Hobbs speaks at a Senate hearing on healthcare, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. He outlined Mi

Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for May 2020-06-03 09:33:12A member of the medical profession for 18 years, Brandy Bruce, an RN at Forrest General Hospital, said it was taking care of patients that brought her

Business and innovation leader named director of MSU 2020-06-03 09:29:04Christopher Bounds, a polymer scientist with extensive training and experience in business, marketing, leadership and innovation, is the new director

Southern AgCredit Promotes Three Associates Within the Co-op 2020-06-03 09:25:37Southern AgCredit recently promoted three employees. Amanda Hudson was promoted to vice president of operations in the Ridgeland administrative o

TODD SMITH — Influencer marketing is a great communications 2020-06-03 09:19:08Influencer marketing has experienced explosive growth in recent years. Previous projections had it estimated to become a $15 billion market by 20

Hotelier Chawla looking to a bright future 2020-06-02 18:33:35Police matter, dissolution of alliance with Trump organization behind him   By JACK WEATHERLY Dinesh Chawla is looking to the future. Not the rec

Mlsna selected as Swayze Scholar by MBA 2020-06-02 11:08:38Jacob Mlsna, a senior at Mississippi State University, has been selected as the 2020 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Ed

Junkin named loan officer for Community Bank 2020-06-02 10:35:46Cade Junkin has recently been named Loan Officer. A native of Indianola, Mississippi, Junkin recently served as Management Trainee and has been in ban

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Read the full articles of impeachment document here New! 2020-12-10 08:24:00Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee revealed two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday, setting in motion a historic c

This is why you should never plug space New! 2020-11-21 10:24:00Everyone needs to be aware of this huge risk.

Cristobal weakens into a tropical depression New! 2020-06-04 11:45:00Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

National coronavirus updates: 1.9 million seek unemployment even New! 2020-06-04 11:43:00Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many employers are still cutting jobs even as the gradual re

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran, en New! 2020-06-04 11:25:00U.S. officials say a Navy veteran who's been detained in Iran for nearly two years has been released and is making his way home, with the first leg o

As nationwide protests continue, Walmart removes firearms and New! 2020-06-04 11:05:00Many businesses — including major retailers — were damaged or looted during the unrest.

Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of New! 2020-06-04 11:01:00The former president held a virtual town hall event with young people to discuss policing and the civil unrest that has followed the death of George F

The US delayed citizenship ceremonies for months during New! 2020-06-04 10:54:00The system for swearing in new Americans screeched to a virtual standstill for months. And it's only just starting to get going again.

Meghan Markle speaks out on George Floyd's death New! 2020-06-04 10:29:00The Duchess of Sussex delivered a personal message on the death of George Floyd, describing what is happening in the United States as "absolutely dev

Congress has approved more than $3 trillion in New! 2020-06-04 10:27:00For the most part, the initial wave of aid hasn't helped bring back jobs, and there's concern the economic boost will peter out by the end of July,

How to talk to your children about protests New! 2020-06-04 09:08:00Protecting your children from the disturbing images of riots and police brutality is a battle in today's smartphone-addicted society.

Here is the list of long-term care facilities New! 2020-06-04 09:03:00The Mississippi State Department of Health said it will now release the names of long-term care facilities where there are COVID-19 cases.

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Health Officials to Release Names of Long-term Care 2020-06-02 17:11:06JACKSON, Miss. – After reviewing the recent Hinds County Chancery Court ruling regarding the release of possible protected patient information,

Raymond Detention Center Detainee First to Test Positive 2020-06-02 17:08:16A detainee at Hinds County Raymond Detention Center in Raymond has tested positive for COVID-19 after falling ill on Thursday, becoming the first amon

Report: Half-Billion Gallons of Raw Sewage Leaked into 2020-06-02 13:33:36JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nearly half a billion gallons of raw sewage leaked into the Pearl River in the first three months of 2020, according to a

Mississippi State Senator Stepping Down at End of 2020-06-02 13:32:16JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state lawmaker from north Mississippi said Monday that he will resign June 30. Republican Sen. Gary Jackson of French C

Mississippi Governor: Protests Good, But No Place for 2020-06-02 13:30:01JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Protesters marched in Mississippi's capital city on Monday, with some stopping to lie on the ground outside Jackson's ma

Sesame Street Donates Books to Jackson Children Facing 2020-06-02 13:23:34Sesame Street has provided learning supplies for children across the Jackson Public School District who do not have internet access at home, Mayor Cho

Sesame Workshop in Jackson, Babalu Reopens and Fresh 2020-06-01 14:08:41Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick Greene announced on Friday, May 29, that Sesame Workshop, the nonp

Mississippi Fully Reopens Today After Biggest Week of 2020-06-01 14:02:34Today, Mississippi looks to emerge from its months of protective orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19, in spite of last week’s all-time high

Mississippi to Restart Inmate Transfers, with Virus Caution 2020-06-01 11:28:41JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says it will soon restart the transfer of inmates from county jails into state p

Mississippi Emergency Leaders: Add Masks to Hurricane Prep 2020-06-01 11:25:50JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emergency management officials in Mississippi say that as coastal states face a double threat from hurricane season and th

Protesters in Some Cities Target Confederate Monuments 2020-06-01 11:23:08RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer press

Analysis: Budget Writing Complicated by Pandemic Revenue Dip 2020-06-01 11:20:17JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi tax collections were robust for the first several months of the budget year that started last July 1. Then the

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Charges upgraded on officer arrested for George Floyd’s New! 2020-06-04 03:58:51Three others charged with aiding and abetting By Jackie Hampton, Publisher, On Wednesday, at a news conference in Minnesota, Attorney General Keith El

Mississippi Gov: Protests good but no place for New! 2020-06-04 03:57:18By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press, Protesters marched in Mississippi’s capital city Monday, with some stopping to lie on the ground outs

Petal mayor refuses to resign after disturbing George New! 2020-06-04 03:56:20By Edelia “Dr. Jay” Carthan, Contributing Writer, A white Mississippi mayor is receiving backlash after tweeting insensitive comments amid

Protests erupt across America after police murder of New! 2020-06-04 03:54:44By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent, From the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul to the Streets of San Francisco, Los Angeles,

Jackson Face Masks Distribution Locations and Times June New! 2020-06-03 23:30:27

Petal Mayor Refuses to Resign after disturbing George 2020-06-01 22:17:25By Edelia “Dr. Jay” Carthan, A white Mississippi mayor is receiving backlash after tweeting insensitive comments amid the controversial de

Protests, Looting, Rioting Grip The Nation 2020-06-01 16:23:01The following videos feature instances of protest in the wake of unarmed black man George Floyd’s murder by ex Minneapolis police officer Derik

JPS Child Nutrition Program Returns for 2020 2020-05-30 18:19:52    PDF version: JPS.Summer-Feeding-Program

Officer Charged with The Murder of George Floyd 2020-05-29 20:34:07By Levell Williams, Interim Editor, May 29, 2020 The officer who killed unarmed black man George Floyd has been arrested and charged with third degree

Tear gas flies as Minneapolis rioters protest death 2020-05-28 17:00:42By Chris Juhn, May 27, 2020 Thousands of protesters march down Hiawatha Ave in Minneapolis to protest the police killing of George Floyd by the Minnea

Mental Health Awareness Month: Tameka Garrett is breaking 2020-05-27 15:36:12Edelia “Dr. Jay” Carthan, Contributing Writer,   The month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. The

MSDH: Flu Update and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in 2020-05-26 15:30:22Mississippi State Department of Health, Flu Update JACKSON, Miss. –  On May 19th, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH)&nb