Mississippi State News

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…

More than 5,000 COVID cases reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday is reporting 5,023 more cases of COVID-19 in the state, 31 deaths, and 166 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. State COVID-19 totals: 381,147 cases, 7,761 deaths, and 1,065,743 persons fully vaccinated.…

Mississippi governor extends his pandemic emergency order

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he is extending his state-of-emergency order that gives public health officials and other government leaders some flexibility in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor said he would…

Disability advocates sue Mississippi over prison conditions

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An advocacy group for the disabled is suing Mississippi’s Department of Corrections, alleging disabled prisoners are suffering inhumane conditions at the state’s prisons. Disability Rights Mississippi filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against the department…

Department of Health reporting 2,000 new cases of COVID

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported an additional 2,094 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and eight deaths. Six deaths occurred between July 29 and August 5, and two deaths occurred between July 27 and July 31, identified…

MSU releases new COVID policy as surge grows

With the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, Mississippi State University will temporarily require masks for all indoor activities and in all indoor locations on campus. That includes non-personal vehicles and public transit. The only exceptions will be in private…