Tate Reeves

Governor Reeves gives tropical update

This morning, Governor Tate Reeves briefed state residents on what they should expect during tropical systems. Reeves also announced the states of Florida and South Carolina are pitching in to help Mississippi with storm prep this week. The governor and…

Governor Reeves gives COVID-19 update

Governor Tate Reeves had to cancel his daily press briefing at the original location due to a power outage. However, he managed to give an update on Facebook live. Governor Reeves still says what we’re doing is working, but now…

Reeves: Mississippi can't afford jobless benefit supplement

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the state cannot afford $100 per recipient, per week, to bolster unemployment payments during the coronavirus pandemic. But, the Republican governor is praising President Donald…

Governor Reeves issues statewide mask mandate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he’s setting a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus. Reeves also delayed the start of the…

Governor Tate Reeves discusses mask mandate

Governor Tate Reeves said that the mask mandate will most likely extend past Monday. Currently, 13 out of 82 counties have mask mandates. Reeves said today that counties that have more than 200 cases in the last 14 days, or…

Governor Tate Reeves addresses COVID-19 spikes

The full reopening of the state of Mississippi has been put on pause. For weeks, Governor Tate Reeves said the plan was to fully reopen the state of Mississippi by July 1st. That is no longer happening now that Mississippi…

Baptists and Walmart criticize rebel-themed Mississippi flag

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate-themed Mississippi flag is drawing criticism from two big forces in the culturally conservative state. Walmart says it will no longer display the state flag because it includes the…

Governor Reeves addresses new COVID cases

Mississippi is seeing its largest influx of coronavirus cases since the first positive case on March 11th. Governor Tate Reeves today announcing the importance of following guidelines to prevent another outbreak. In today’s briefing, Reeves stressed that threats still remain…

Governor Tate Reeves addresses recent protests

Today, all businesses in the state of Mississippi are allowed to reopen, but at today’s press briefing, Governor Tate Reeves discussed the ongoing protests happening across the country following George Floyd’s death. Reeves said he heard the chants outside his…

Reeves announces storm disaster assistance from SBA

Governor Tate Reeves on Friday announced disaster assistance for Mississippi businesses and residents hit by the severe storms and tornado on April 19, 2020. Working to help Mississippians recover from the devastation, Governor Reeves sent a letter to Administrator Jovita…

IHL votes to open college campuses for Fall 2020 semester

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning passed a resolution at its meeting today stating the Board’s intention that the campuses of all eight public universities make plans to resume traditional operations on their campuses in the…

Hollywood, Boomtown casinos announce May 21 re-opening

Hollywood Gulf Coast and Boomtown casinos will re-open their doors on Thursday, the company announced. Boomtown will open at 10 a.m., followed by Hollywood at noon. "While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat…