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Marijuana, flag, Medicaid, early voting: Initiatives seek to bypass Mississippi lawmakers

Getting an initiative on the statewide ballot is not easy, and most organizers never manage to gather enough signatures within a one-year deadline.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Dr. Thomas Dobbs warns Mississippi about rise in new cases and hospitalizations

As of Sunday, nearly 50% of adults in the U.S. received at least one does of the vaccine. A huge milestone, but this fight is not over yet. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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‘Messed up big time’: Will Mississippi Legislature fix new law on deer enclosures, CWD?

A new Mississippi law concerning CWD and captive deer is causing confusion and bringing sharp criticism. Here’s what the law means.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Otters at Georgia Aquarium test positive for COVID-19

The older animals seem to be recovering well, zoo officials said. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MBI investigating death at Raymond Detention Center

An investigation is underway after a 21-year-old was found dead at the Raymond Detention Center. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Mississippi investigation of Medicaid provider Centene builds case for more oversight

Allegations of deception, which the company firmly disputes, are the subject of a lawsuit in Ohio. Mississippi is also investigating.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Coronavirus in Mississippi: 157 new cases, no deaths reported Sunday

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 309,186 cases and 7,153 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

How much weight can you lose in a month in a healthy way?

Here are expert-backed tips to lose weight safely and sustainably. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

This woman has lovingly made more than 1,500 special masks for kids at a Missouri hospital

Chris Huff is a retired nurse, mother of four, grandmother and quilter who is going through her fabric fast. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Jackson police investigate triple homicide

Jackson police are at the scene of a triple homicide. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Cleotha Sanders to leave Jackson Fire Department after 23 years

Cleotha Sanders, a division fire chief for the Jackson Fire Department, said he has accepted a new job with Jackson State University.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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7-day takeaway: COVID-19 Cases and deaths increase, 22% of Mississippians fully vaccinated

As of Thursday, the state had administered over 1,495,833 COVID-19 shots. Of that number, nearly 43.3% were fully vaccinated.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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‘Pray for the lost’: Body found, 12 missing after commercial boat capsizes in stormy Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard searched the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana for a dozen people missing after a 129-foot commercial boat capsized in angry seas.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ole Miss pitching dominates Bulldogs in game 2

Nick Niehaus gives highlights and Joe Cook recaps Game 2 of the series between Ole Miss and Mississippi State Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MSU Maroon and White Spring Game recap

Nick Niehaus gives highlights and Joe Cook recaps Mississippi State’s spring football game Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Pedestrian killed by vehicle on I-55 South of Northside Dr.

BREAKING NEWS – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while working on a vehicle. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Mississippi ends license requirements for some beauty jobs

Mississippi no longer requires professional licenses for people who offer low-risk beauty services, a change that will save residents thousands of dollars and hours of time spent on training.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Jackson nightclub in crosshairs of city council, community discussions in wake of gun violence

M-Bar Sports Grill’s owner addressed city leaders and community concerns about what safety measures and consequences the club should have.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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No clear cause and effect after Mississippi man has stroke post-Johnson & Johnson vaccination

“There is no statistically significant increased risk for ischemic stroke detected following the administration of COVID-19 vaccines,” the CDC said.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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Clarion Ledger part of Goldsmith Prize winning team for project on modern-day debtors prison

The award, considered the top investigative journalism award, honors reporting that makes an impact on local, state or federal policy in the U.S.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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‘It’s humbling’: Jackson State University, partners help those in need with food giveaway

Food, hand sanitizers, mask and other supplies were handed out with the help of volunteers and Jackson State students and staff.        Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Homicide victim from Rosemont Ave. near Winter St. identified

44-year-old Duran Parker identified as homicide victim in Friday shooting. Top Featured Tags: – Mississippi NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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