Wednesday, January 20, 2021


Absentee Voting Began Monday in Mississippi; Learn if You Qualify

Monday was the first day for absentee voting in person in Mississippi.

White House Official Discusses COVID-19 With UM Leadership

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, participated in a roundtable discussion over the weekend with leadership from the University of Mississippi, state and local officials and healthcare professionals.

Medical Marijuana Initiative on November Ballot Could be Confusing

While Mississippians will be casting their vote for president of the United States in November and possibly a new state flag, they are also being asked to decide whether Mississippi should join the more than 30 other states in the nation that offer medical marijuana.

MHP Reports 7 Fatalities Over Labor Day Weekend; None in Lafayette

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported seven fatalities on state and federal highways and interstates during the Labor Day weekend.

Commission Chooses Magnolia Design for State Flag

On Wednesday, the Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag chose the “New Magnolia” design to be on the November ballot.

Lafayette County Teachers, School Staff Offered Free COVID-19 Testing

The Mississippi State Department of Health will be hosting drive-through COVID-19 testing sites for Mississippi teachers and staff at various county health departments over the next few weeks.

Reeves Issues Limits on College Stadiums, Game Day Events

Governor Tate Reeves issued social distancing measures for college outdoor stadiums and game day events that will limit bowl seating to no more than 25% of seating capacity while maintaining six feet distance between households, with limits on club areas and suites as well.

Lafayette County COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Climb; Hospital Stretched But Not Critical

Lafayette County has seen an increase of at least 120 cases since July 31, according to data provided by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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