A smattering of musings from the Isle of Isolation

WDAM's Tim Doherty does a little mental meandering while social isloating during the coronavirus pandemic.

  US faces a Memorial Day like no other; Greek islands reopen

U.S. authorities warned beach-goers to heed social-distancing rules to avoid a resurgence of the virus that has infected 5.4 million people worldwide and killed over 345,000, including nearly 100,000 Americans, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
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SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim.

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  National Guard soldiers hope Pine Belt residents remember the fallen on Memorial Day

247 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths confirmed in MS

  13,252 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 625 deaths

  Overtime Sports hopes to bring C-USA Tournament back to Biloxi

USM sports teams receive passing grade from NCAA

The University of Southern Mississippi's 15 sports programs received a passing grade from the National Collegiate Athletic Association in last week's Academic Progress Report.
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  Trump doubles up with Memorial Day events in Maryland, Virginia

Trump has been steadily ramping up his schedule in an effort to portray the nation as returning to its pre-coronavirus pandemic ways.

MSMS announces Pine Belt graduates

Basketball great Patrick Ewing tests for COVID-19

Laurel police seeking suspect in Friday night shooting

  MHSAA allows summer athletics/activities to resume June 1

  Oxford community supports US marshal going home after recovering from shooting

  Business that can’t reopen continue to struggle

Business owners sue Hattiesburg, mayor over COVID-19 order

SEC to allow voluntary in-person athletic activities for all sports

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  Memorial Day weekend draws crowds -- and triggers warnings

The U.S. is continuing a cautious state-by-state reopening, even as the president urged states to relax their lockdowns during the Memorial Day weekend.

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A smattering of musings from the Isle of Isolation

  Wayne County appoints Kevin Gandy interim football coach

He played wide receiver and defensive back at Wayne County, went off to college in 2002, returned to Waynesboro in 2007 and has been there ever since.Kevin Gandy enters his 14th season coaching at his alma mater and for the first time will take over as interim head coach.

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  TrustCare offering COVID-19 antibody testing at Hattiesburg location

  Camp Shelby honors fallen heroes with online Memorial Day Ceremony

  Gov. Reeves extends safer-at-home order, will allow parks to reopen

LHA providing “Grab & Go” Meals for summer feeding program

Two Mississippi seniors receive U.S. Presidential Scholars recognition

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selects scholars annually, based on academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations, and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service and leadership.
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Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

People around the country are struggling to find ways to honor fallen heroes on a Memorial Day like no other, with people avoiding crowds to prevent the spread of the virus.

402 COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS., 16 new deaths; 12,624 cases and 596 deaths total

Bond set for teen charged in Purvis murder

Interns graduate from Project SEARCH program at SCRMC

  Families welcome home soldiers from the Mississippi Army National Guard