YP – Reeves Launches Back to Business Mississippi Website to Help Small Businesses Recover

Governor Tate Reeves announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.

Since establishing the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program just over a week ago, Governor Reeves has been working with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to administer the grants to small businesses as quickly as possible.

Gov. Reeves pushes back on Jim Hood’s ambulance chasing

State Sen. Simmons calls for state flag change

YP – NFIB Releases Industry-Specific Small Business Economic Trends Survey

The NFIB Research Center released a Small Business Economic Trends Industry report highlighting the construction, manufacturing, retail, and services industries specifically.

“Small businesses in every industry have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to varying degrees and have been responding as best as they can,” said Holly Wade, NFIB Director of Research & Policy Analysis. “It is clear that each of these industries will need help getting back to pre-crisis numbers.”

WLOX – Mississippi mayor apologizes for tweets on George Floyd

Mississippi mayor apologizes for tweets on George Floyd A white Mississippi mayor who caused an outrage with his tweets about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has apologized but says he won’t resign, prompting protesters to return to City Hall for a third day Sunday to insist the mayor leave office.

Petal Mayor Hal Marx told the Hattiesburg American his remarks on social media about Floyd’s death, which occurred after a white police officer kneeled on his neck, “were made in haste and not well-thought out or expressed.”

“I apologize to those who found them to be insensitive, and I apologize to the people of our city,” Marx told the newspaper in an interview Saturday.

#MSSen: Espy condemns Petal mayor

WJTV – Protesters hold peaceful rally in front of Governor’s mansion

MS Today editor justifies vandalism on Ole Miss campus, adding, “When something really awful happens, remember who is to blame”

Congressman Guest calls for law and order to be restored in DC

WCBI – Lawmakers team up to support legislation to speed up rural broadband funding

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley spent Friday learning more about the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund in a video conference call. He wanted all areas of the state to have the same access to reliable internet.

“The time is now,” said Presley.

He said a bill filed by US Congressmen Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat and Fred Upton, a Republican from Michigan, would speed up the process that awards contracts to bidders.

Sen. Wicker marks successful launch of Space X

MSDH: Coronavirus cases up to 15,501 with 734 deaths