Mississippi Power modifies MLK Day of Service projects due to COVID-19

Community Connection chapters will have projects that will help their communities Monday.

  Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

With the confluence of crises confronting Joe Biden’s administration — and an evenly divided Senate in which she would deliver the tie-breaking vote — Harris is shaping up to be a central player in addressing everything from the coronavirus pandemic to criminal justice reform.
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Couple married 33 years dies from COVID-19 just 1 day apart

The couple had many plans for 2021, including getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Their friends hope their deaths serve as a stark message about the importance of the vaccine.

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Double-wide sustains ‘significant’ damage in Jones County fire

Law enforcement increases security around Miss. Capitol building

Endangered/missing child alert canceled for Columbia boy

Mississippi adds 1,600-plus to daily COVID-19 list

  USM holds off MTSU, 64-59, to complete C-USA sweep

Tae Hardy scored 14 of his career-high 18 points in the second half of the University of Southern Mississippi's 64-59 victory Saturday over Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Coronavirus

Mother dies from COVID-19 weeks after giving birth to 3rd child

Her widower says he’s going to do what he can to make sure all three girls grow up knowing their mom.

  Eureka centennial part of busy 2021 for Sixth Street Museum District

Gov. Tate Reeves announces over 100,000 Mississippians vaccinated

2 Pine Belt school districts awarded with $225K pre-K contributions

  Benefit motorcycle ride held in Laurel for local fire chief

  Celebrations honoring birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. begin in Pine Belt

Victim in fatal deputy-involved shooting at Biloxi courthouse identified

Wayne County authorities investigate death of Hiwannee community man

Lady Eagles fall at Middle Tennessee, 78-58

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  FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

SPORTS

Four turnovers end Saints’ playoff run

Lady Eagles grab 1st C-USA win of season

  USM holds off MTSU, 64-59, to complete C-USA sweep

Lady Eagles fall at Middle Tennessee, 78-58

  Golden Eagles overwhelm Middle Tennessee St., 84-54

University of Southern Mississippi guard Jaron Pierre Jr. posted his first "double-double" as a Golden Eagle Friday with 24 points and 10 rebounds in USM's 84-54 win over Middle Tennessee State University.

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  Golden Eagles overwhelm Middle Tennessee St., 84-54

Mississippi Power receives 2020 Emergency Response Award

Mississippi cases of COVID-19 since March pass quarter-million mark

  Vaccines redirected away from hospitals as Gov. Reeves casts doubts on distribution timeline

  Purvis 5th graders place first in stock market competition

The game is put on by the Mississippi Council for Economic Education.
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  Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Heavily fortified statehouses around the U.S. are seeing small and peaceful protests, despite widespread fears of another burst of right-wing violence like the attack on the Capitol in Washington.

  Laurel mayor proclaims January as Sanctity of Human Life month

  Law enforcement in Forrest, Lamar counties dealing with a spike in car burglaries

Mississippi prison begins seminary program for incarcerated women

Wade Walters sentenced to 18 years for role in medical insurance fraud scheme