YP – Gov. Reeves provides daily updates on COVID-19

“Mississippi is fighting a deadly enemy in COVID-19. Our hospitals are having to turn regular patients away because they are full. The best way we know to stop it is to wear a mask and try to stay away from crowds. If we can slow the spread, we can survive,” said Governor Reeves.

MSDH: COVID-19 cases near 53,000

YP – Governor Tate Reeves Announces U.S. Treasury Approves $6.6 Million Grant to Support PRCC

Governor Tate Reeves announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved a RESTORE Act grant award of $6.67 million to support Pearl River Community College’s (PRCC) workforce training in Hancock County.

These recently approved funds and other leveraged funds will be used for the construction of the PRCC workforce training center, which is strategically located adjacent to Stennis International Airport and Hancock County High School.  The grant is administered by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

YP – Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo celebrate PRCC grant

YP – Congressman Kelly talks next COVID aid package, political maneuvering among House leadership

YP – Brookhaven businessman Bill Sones makes bid for District 39 Senate seat

Senate Seat for District 39, which has been held by Senator Sally Doty, is now up for grabs after Doty was appointed as Staff Director for the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff.

Bill Sones announced via Facebook that he decided to run for the vacancy…

…Sones is the Chairman of the Bank of Brookhaven and he resides in Brookhaven as well.

WXXV – MGCCC removes Jefferson Davis name from campus

The college’s official statement is: “The MGCCC Board of Trustees designated the Jefferson Davis Campus as the Harrison County Campus as a result of the college’s new strategic plan ‘Excelerate 2030’ which specifically addresses reviewing all of the names of MGCCC campuses, locations, and facilities to ensure they support and align with the college’s mission, vision, and value.”

Decisions have been made around the state and country to remove Confederate symbols and names of segregationists after nationwide protest for reform.

YP – Local leadership speak out in opposition to medical marijuana initiative

When voters head to the polls in November two initiatives regarding the legalization of medical marijuana will appear.

The first is Initiative 65, which was brought forward by the citizens of Mississippi who would like to see the legalization of the substance.

The second is Initiative 65A which was authored by the Mississippi House of Representatives and passed by the Legislature as a counter-resolution to the citizen initiative.  It also legalizes the substance medically, but the language of the bill is different and, in some places, more restrictive.

YP – Hyde-Smith announces FEMA disaster aid for Issaquena, Alcorn