Senate Dems strike jobless aid deal, relief bill OK in sight

Eight Democrats voted against the proposal, suggesting that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other progressives vowing to continue the fight in coming months will face a difficult fight.
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  By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief, stimulus checks bill

It’s widely expected the Senate will approve the bill and the House will whisk it to Biden for his signature by mid-March, handing him a crucial early legislative victory.

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  Bill that would give Miss. educators pay raise one step closer to becoming law

  Faith leaders and Working Together Mississippi call for action on Medicaid expansion

  Family surprises member when he’s released after 80 days in hospital

  National Nutrition Month encourages healthier habits

  JCSD: Hattiesburg woman arrested after leading police on a 120 mph chase

The woman was arrested at Jones College in Ellisville after a high-speed chase.
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  Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

Unemployment fell from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department reported Friday. That is down dramatically from 14.8% last April.

  LPD holds food drive benefiting Salvation Army of Laurel

Candidate who triggered ethics investigation says Palazzo should resign from Congress

Mississippi’s Air National Guard receive 9 new state flags

  Former Collins homecoming queen sings national anthem at NBA game

U.S. Forest Service to conduct controlled fires at National Forests in Mississippi

Petal man arrested for stolen weapon possession in Hattiesburg

Prescribed burn set for southern Wayne County

591 new COVID-19, 19 deaths reported in Miss. Fri.

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Woman discovers mystery room behind bathroom mirror in her NYC apartment

It started with a weird draft in the bathroom.

SPORTS

JC’s Bradford earns 4th MACCC ‘Player of Week’ honor

Pine Belt scores/schedule

  No. 2 MSU cuffs USM, 4-1, at Trustmark Park

  Oak Grove’s historic run ends in Jackson

The sudden conclusion to a long, arduous journey makes for a hard pill to swallow.It was the Oak Grove Warriors’ turn to digest the end to their season in Wednesday’s 64-51 loss to Starkville.

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  Emergency meeting held in response to ‘Slave letter writing activity’

St. Thomas Aquinas Church’s Irish-Italian Festival postponed

State, federal officials meet with Dixie Electric to see progress on rural internet project

‘Crawfest’ returning to downtown Laurel

  Four candidates vying for Hattiesburg mayor in upcoming election

Four candidates are running for Mayor of Hattiesburg this year.
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  Guatemala woman, 23, is among 13 killed in California crash

The California Highway Patrol says nine migrants in an SUV packed with 25 people that drove through an opening in a border wall suffered major injuries after their vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer and killed 13 others inside.

Reeves fills vacant bench seats in 2nd, 13th circuits

Woman charged after shots fired during January road rage incident

Two wanted by HPD in felony shoplifting investigation

Free document shredding offered Friday