The chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will help design a new Mississippi state flag that does not include the Confederate battle emblem. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves Friday announced Friday that he is appointing Chief Cyrus Ben, a retired teacher and an insurance company executive to a nine-member flag commission. Mississippi legislators voted in late June to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the rebel emblem that’s widely condemned as racist. The commission must design a new... Read More.
Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced his amended Safe Return order, establishing additional measures on social gatherings and events to protect public health as COVID-19 cases rise across the state. Closely monitoring data from the Mississippi State Department of Health and consulting with our state health experts, Governor Reeves signed a new executive order that amends previous restrictions on group gatherings and bars. The amended Safe Return order is in effect until 8:00 AM on Monday, August 3. "We are still in... Read More.
Two local football players have been named finalists for the Sports Illustrated 2020 All-American team. Philadelphia's Kadarius Calloway and Neshoba Central's Jarquez Hunter, along with 13 other finalists from Mississippi, were announced in an article on SI.com. Calloway is listed as the sixth best player in the state, according to 247Sports. This week, he was named to The Clarion Ledger's 2020 Dandy Dozen. He recently announced his commitment to Alabama. Hunter leads the potent Neshoba Central rushing attack. He is considered... Read More.
Mississippi’s five largest hospitals are reporting they have no Intensive Care Unit beds available amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Another four hospitals are reporting 5% or less availability. Dr. Alan Jones of the University of Mississippi Medical Center says he was awakened by a 4 a.m. call this week because the hospital had no place to put patients. Mississippi is one of the states with the fewest health care resources, and hospitals are already stretched. On June 15, Mississippi was reporting 467... Read More.
Masks will become mandatory at all Driver License Offices beginning Monday, July 13. “We have to be diligent in our efforts to limit transmission of the virus,” said DPS Public Safety Commissioner Sean Tindell. “We also feel it is imperative to require a facemask be worn by all patrons and personnel inside driver license offices to accomplish that goal.” Each station location will continue following the daily schedule according to the first letter of customers’ last names. •... Read More.
Kosciusko football wide receiver Anontio Harmon has been named to The Clarion Ledger 2020 Dandy Dozen. The Dandy Dozen honors the state of Mississippi's top 12 high school football players. Harmon is the third Whippet to be named to the list and the first since 2006. The senior wide receiver/defensive back is ranked as the number 3 player in the state for the class of 2021. While he has yet to announce where he plans to play college football, Harmon has offers... Read More.
There will be no Mississippi Braves, or any other Minor League Baseball, season for the remainder of 2020. This season would have marked the Braves' 16th season at Trustmark Park and was scheduled to begin play on April 9 but, had been in a state of postponement due to safety concerns related to the Covid-19 pandemic. "I want to thank all of the great M-Braves fans for their tremendous patience and understanding during this unprecedented period in our nation's history," said... Read More.