“Today, we are increasing the spectator requirements at K-12 sports. Our numbers are improving, and that means we can get closer and closer to life as we knew it. Your efforts are working—thank you,” said Reeves.”
Reeves announced he will be extending the statewide mask mandate for an additional two weeks. He also expanded the amount of attendance at K-12 sporting events from two people per player to 25% capacity.
MSDH: Cases near 83k
Today MSDH is reporting 274 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 32 deaths, and 158 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities. The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 82,950, with 2,473 deaths. Case details and prevention guidance at https://t.co/QP8mlJ41AN pic.twitter.com/HOy7TzHJj2
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) August 31, 2020
Lt. Gov. Hosemann posts mask PSA
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) August 31, 2020
The Secretary of State’s Office will host a series of public hearings regarding Initiative Measure No. 65 (medical marijuana) in each of the old five Congressional districts, as required by State law. Initiative Measure No. 65 and the legislative alternative, Alternative Measure No. 65A, will be on the 2020 General Election ballot.
The public hearings allow voters to express their opinions and learn more about how to properly cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Voters will have the opportunity to hear from speakers both for and against Initiative Measure No. 65 and Alternative Measure No. 65A. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and all hearings will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.
YP – JPS JROTC earns top marks
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) August 31, 2020
After the resignation of Jarvis Dortch from House District 66, the seat became vacant and available for election. One of the candidates running to fill the spot is De’Keither Stamps, a current Jackson City Councilman.
YP – Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce Andy Gipson Endorses Bricklee Miller for Senate in District 15
Commissioner Andy Gipson announced his full support and endorsement of Bricklee Miller in the September 22nd Special Election for State Senate today. The election is being held in Senate District 15 to fill the vacancy from Sen. Gary Jackson’s resignation earlier this year.
“Bricklee Miller has always been a strong advocate for agriculture – our state’s largest industry – and also for tourism and economic development. Under her leadership as Director of the Mississippi Horse Park, it has become a nationally recognized and award-winning facility. She has the skills to be a very effective state senator, and I’m proud to support her,” said Commissioner Andy Gipson.
#MSSEN: Espy agrees with Thompson who says Trump is inciting violence
— Mike Espy (@MikeEspyMS) August 31, 2020
YP – Hyde-Smith: MS students to benefit from USDA school meals waiver
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) August 31, 2020
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today marked the award of $3,001,470 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to make improvements at five Mississippi airports.
“Each year, grants from the Federal Aviation Administration help Mississippi airports make important improvements to their facilities,” Wicker said. “This latest round of grant funding will help airports in our state improve drainage and erosion control and install much-needed weather reporting equipment.”
United States Census Bureau workers have been knocking on doors recently. That’s because the deadline to complete the questionnaire is now Sept. 30. Counting was originally set to wrap up at the end of October.
According to the U.S. Census website, the move is meant to accelerate field data collection.
Rep. Steven Palazzo, who represents Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District, explains how the questionnaire impacts Mississippians.
“This determines public assistance. This determines infrastructure. This determines a lot of things based on the population and the ratios and the calculations,” said Palazzo. “You need to be registered, because that means a lot to the future of Mississippi,” said Palazzo.
WJTV – Gun control debate reignited after weekend gun show in Jackson
The Deep Water Mafia wants to get approval to put a large concrete Jesus statue on the rock jetties at the island’s west tip. The work of art stands eight and a half feet tall, and weighs about 3200 pounds.
Glenn Camplejohn spent the last nine months building it, which he named “Christ Our Protector.”
“I never made anything out of concrete in my life and I came up with this statue,” said Camplejohn. “That’s Christ right there. He’s got purpose for this statue.”
He said the purpose is for the statue to stand tall on the rock jetties on the west tip of Deer Island.
Documents obtained through a public-records request show that business people, college athletes and other politicians asked supervisors in a Mississippi county to move a Confederate monument.
The Lafayette County supervisors then voted to keep the rebel statue where it has been since 1907, outside an old courthouse on the Oxford town square.
Through the records request, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal received hundreds of email and text messages sent to supervisors.