Coronavirus update for March 26, two new cases in Lawrence County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming 108 new cases in the state and two new cases in Lawrence County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to five. The total number of cases in the state is now at 485. There have…

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Gov. Reeves provides unemployment benefits to help workers during COVID-19 outbreak

Recently, Gov. Tate Reeves announced efforts to provide unemployment benefits to help Mississippi workers and their families impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Working to support Mississippi’s dedicated workforce and relieve undue burdens, Gov. Reeves signed an executive order instructing the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) to expedite payments to unemployed Mississippians and relax collection…

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Tax Day extended to July 15

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced recently that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This…

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UM expert on viruses unpacks COVID-19 for nonscientists

Why is this novel coronavirus causing a global pandemic? By Abigail Meisel Wayne Gray, a virologist in the University of Mississippi Department of Biology with more than 40 years experience studying viruses, is offering some insights that may help the public understand the COVID-19 pandemic. A researcher at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine…

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Coronavirus update for March 25, one new case in Lawrence County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming 57 new cases in the state and one new case in Lawrence County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to three. The total number of cases in the state is now at 377. There have…

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Debra Lynn McNeese

Debra Lynn McNeese, 66, of Silver Creek, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, at her residence in Silver Creek. Debra was born May 8, 1953, in Gretna, La., to Robert and Sabel Myers White. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Debra was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister ,and friend. She…

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Stanley A. Hicks

Stanley A. (Stan) Hicks passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at his home in Longview, Wash. He was born to George and Gertrude Hicks on Dec. 28, 1936, joining his two-year old brother, Edgar Lee. The family moved from the Salkum, Wash., area to Kelso, Wash., when Stan was four years old, and he grew…

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Harold Cody

Graveside funeral services for Harold Cody were held Friday, March 20, 2020, at Cliburn Cemetery in Silver Creek. Mr. Cody passed away from this life on Tuesday, March 17, in Hattiesburg. Reverend Kelly Dampeer officiated. Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cody was born on April 2, 1940, in Silver Creek. Mr.…

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School district begins free meal program for county children Monday, March 23

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lawrence County School District is offering lunch to aid local families affected by school closures. A drive-through grab-n-go meal program is now in place at New Hebron Attendance Center, Rod Paige Middle School, and Topeka-Tilton Attendance Center. The program is open 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Children ages…

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New case of Coronavirus confirmed in Lawrence County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Lawrence County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to two. The total number of cases in the state is now at 207, with one death in Hancock County. MSDH encourages all…

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