Author: Associated Press

Picayune mayor: Mold, asbestos plague police building

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a south Mississippi city say the police department’s building is in terrible shape, and they’re seeking a tax increase to upgrade the facilities. Picayune is considering a millage increase that would finance the improvements.…

Pentagon: US troops must get their COVID-19 vaccines ASAP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.” More than 800,000 service members have yet to get…

Mississippi will seek new economic development director

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves will start searching for someone new to lead the state’s economic development agency. The governor’s office announced Friday that John Rounsaville of Madison will step down as Mississippi Development Authority director on…