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Light a heart for healthcare workers and first responders

Southern Pine Electric, along with people across America, wants to show support and encouragement for all healthcare workers and first responders with lighted hearts in yards across its service area and Mississippi.Simply dig out your Christmas lights and light up in support. Everyone can help light the way for these brave men and women who…

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Gov. Reeves issues statewide shelter-in-place order effective April 3-20

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home. The Mississippi Department of Health determined that our state has now reached a critical point in the cycle of the outbreak, and Governor…

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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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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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COVID-19 hits Lawrence County

Overnight, Lawrence County was added to the list of Mississippi counties with at least one case of COVID-19. According to the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency, the individual is a female and is quarantined at home. There is no additional information available on the case at this time, such as the area of the county the person…

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