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MSDH reports 6,535 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 6,535 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 32 deaths. 31 of these deaths occurred between January 7 and January 26. An additional death occurred on November 12, 2021, identified from death certificate reports. Mississippi's…

Medical marijuana bill headed to Mississippi GOP governor

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are sending Gov. Tate Reeves a bill that would create a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions. The House and Senate on Wednesday both passed the final version of the measure, Senate…

Mississippi close to final vote on medical marijuana bill

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are poised to take final votes Wednesday on creating a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions, negotiators said Tuesday. If the bill becomes law, as expected, Mississippi would join the majority…

One dead after fire engulfs home in Harrison County

One person is dead and another is recovering from an early morning fire on Cronier Avenue in Harrison County. Cronier is west of Espy Avenue just north of Pineville Road. Harrison County Fire Chief Pat Sullivan said a neighbor reported…

Governor Tate Reeves signs bill for congressional remap

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday signed a bill that redraws the boundaries of the state’s four congressional districts to account for changes in population. The Republican governor said weeks ago that agrees with the plan…