MS Braves announces cancellation of 2020 season

There will be no Mississippi Braves, or any other Minor League Baseball, season for the remainder of 2020. This season would have marked the Braves' 16th season at Trustmark Park and was scheduled to begin play on April 9 but, had been in a state of postponement due to safety concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic. "I want to... Read More.
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Free Covid Testing is Back In Carthage Saturday

Free Covid-19 testing is back in Carthage this Saturday, June 20th. Free pre-screening is required through an online questionnaire at https://umc.edu/CoronaVirus/COVID-19-Screening.html Also, Health professionals from the UMMC Center for Telehealth are available at (601) 496-7200 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. To date hundreds of people in Mississippi communities have taken advantage of the UMMC/MSDH drive-through collection sites.... Read More.
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Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program Applications Available Today at Noon!

The Back to Business Mississippi Grant program starts today. Governor Tate Reeves announced that grant program applications are available online starting today at noon. Grants will be available for businesses with 50 employees or less that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Amounts range from $1,500 to $25,000 and the grants can cover mortgage interest, rent, payroll, utilities and other... Read More.
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Square Affair is Heating Up, Wayward Jones to Perform

Square Affair is heating up. Featured entertainment this year will be country music recording artist Wayward Jones sponsored by Boswell Media and The Guitar Academy. Wayward Jones was the 2019 Boswell Media Mississippi Songwriter of the Year. They will be promoting their new single “You Ain’t Johnny” which is set for release on June 19th. There will also... Read More.
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Teacher Pay Raise Plan Fails Amid Budget Concerns

(AP) — A proposed teacher pay raise has died at the Mississippi Capitol because of budget concerns during the coronavirus pandemic. In early February, the Senate passed a bill to provide a $1,000 pay raise to most teachers and teachers' assistants during the budget year that begins July 1. The plan would have given larger raises of... Read More.
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LTC Facilities with active Covid outbreaks made public

The Mississippi Department of Health has released the names of Long Term Care Facilities with active Covid outbreaks. The list was announced late Wednesday night following a court ruling and recommendation by the Mississippi Attorney General's office. The list will be updated daily on the MSDH website. See link for complete list- https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8659.pdf The following centers are listed in... Read More.
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Expert: Slow economic recovery for Mississippi amid virus

The state economist says Mississippi can expect a long, slow economic recovery from the shock of job losses and the steep decline in commercial activity tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Darrin Webb spoke to legislators Tuesday. He said that at the end of 2019, Mississippi’s gross domestic product was just short of the level it had been when... Read More.
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Oprah Winfrey gives grants to ‘home’ cities during pandemic

Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore; Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she was born. Locally, $115,000 will go to the Boys and... Read More.
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