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Hospital group: Mississippi nurses are leaving in droves

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital association is sounding the alarm over nursing vacancies. There are nearly 3,000 registered nurse vacancies in Mississippi, The Clarion Ledger reported. The exodus of nurses is adding further strain on hospitals striving to find care…

Staying safe during holiday travels

Slamming drinks before driving will land you in the slammer. Mississippi Highway Patrol is advising motorists to slow down, stay alert, and drive sober this new year. Trooper Cal Robertson tells…

Flight cancellations snarl holiday plans for thousands

By TALI ARBEL NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines continued to cancel hundreds of flights because of staffing issues tied to COVID-19, disrupting holiday celebrations during one of the busiest travel times of the year. FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, noted nearly 1,000 canceled flights entering,…

Road Safety During The Holidays

With many people hitting the roads to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday it’s important to be safe and pay close attention to the roads. Travel experts have predicted that this year about 53.4 million people will be traveling which is…

Coastal Mississippi wins industry website award

Coastal Mississippi has been awarded the gold dotCOMM award for best travel website. The Coastal Mississippi website (www.coastalmississippi.com) is developed and managed in conjunction with Simpleview, the travel and tourism industry's leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing,…

CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the…

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S.…

MDOT offers winter travel safety tips

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has some tips for drivers traveling this holiday season. Although South Mississippi may not experience your typical snowfall, weather conditions can change quickly, and they are prepared to respond to any winter…