Despite widespread claims on social media that concealed carry permit holders could violate state law if they choose to wear a mask, a 3 On Your Side analysis finds only two states consider that illegal, and Mississippi isn’t one of them.
Gov. Tate Reeves continues to stand behind his claim over the weekend that recent increases in coronavirus cases here are tied to protests that happened here, and he says the same is true nationally as well.
Driver's license stations across the state reopened last month with guidelines in place for social distancing, resulting in massive crowds. Monday, the wait was even longer due to a few technical difficulties.
The three confederate flags are now in their permanent new home, the Museum of Mississippi History. The flags made their way in a motorcade just blocks away from the Capitol, with a host of dignitaries; notably missing from the ceremony, Governor Tate Reeves.
For weeks, amid steadily increasing coronavirus cases and a vulnerable health care system, Gov. Tate Reeves and the state’s health officer have been pleading with Mississippians to wear masks and practice social distancing.
More often than not, it’s the young people who are the catalysts for change. That is the case now and it was the case 40-years ago when a simple act of defiance by an Ole Miss student set off a chain of events that led to the university disassociating itself with the confederate flag.
University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett applauded the state Legislature's decision to change the state flag, but said he hoped that the momentum going forward would continue to be positive and inclusive.
If you’ve ever wondered what previous Mississippi state flags looked like, we found out. With permission from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, we used images and information from an article by the late historian David Sansing.