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Two Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19
Two weeks after the beginning of the 2021 Mississippi Legislative Session, two lawmakers have tested positive for COVID-19.  Originally reported by Mississippi Today and confirmed by News Mississippi, a Senate member contracted the virus, promoting...
State surpasses 100K vaccinations as governor details expansion plan
During an afternoon press conference, Governor Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi recently surpassed the milestone of administrating 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  To be exact, 114,947 total doses have been given (105,228 first doses...
Governor Reeves extends mask mandate through February 3rd
Governor Tate Reeves has announced the extension of a mask mandate covering encompassing nearly all of the state’s 82 counties.  The order, which was set to expire this afternoon, will now run through February 3rd...
Surgeon General urges communities of color to embrace vaccine
To date, over 77,200 Mississippians have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but data from the Department of Health shows that just 15% of those recipients are African-American.  During a Zoom...
Bill to reduce grocery tax introduced in the House
A bill designed to phase out the 7% sales tax on groceries over seven years has been introduced by Representative Jeramey Anderson. The tax would phase out 1% every year starting July 2021. Anderson said,...
U.S. House impeaches President Trump after Capitol riot
For the second time, the U.S. House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump.  One week after a deadly riot occurred within the walls of the Capitol in D.C., the House voted 232-197 to impeach...
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