The state health officer said on Thursday that many Mississippians are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, but the state only receives a limited supply of vaccine from the federal government each week.

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The state health officer said on Thursday that many Mississippians are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, but the state only receives a limited supply of vaccine from the federal government each week.

Mississippi reported 1,702 new cases of the coronavirus and 64 new COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s totals to 256,827 cases and 5,638 deaths.

The Multi-County Community Service Agency will host a donation drive-thru for the Frances W. Davidson Homeless Shelter on Friday.

A Meridian man faces drug charges after a lengthy investigation by the Meridian Police Department and federal authorities.

Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Ruston Russell came to the Meridian Community College campus Tuesday to help others by donating blood.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college marching band is set to participate in an official event celebrating diversity ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Friday that he is extending the mask mandates for Lauderdale, Newton, Neshoba, Clarke and Kemper Counties until Feb. 3.

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After earning a degree in computer science, Mindy Mendiola thought she'd make that her career.

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After the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and gala was cancelled due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases, two organizations in Meridian are hosting virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Day events this weekend.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

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For the new year, a fresh look at Meridian Community College’s Miller Art Gallery permanent collection will put the exhibition spotlight on 33 artworks, both old and new. 

The state Senate Education Committee on Wednesday unanimously moved forward a $1,000 pay raise for teachers and assistants and approved a bill providing reciprocity for teachers in other states to more easily get a license to teach here.

Forty male high school students in Lauderdale County School and Meridian Public School districts will get a one-of-kind opportunity this spring with the unique day camp, “Experience the O.N.E.: Hospital Stay.”

Veteran deer hunter Mark McPhail eased towards his stand during a late-season hunt when a buck suddenly appeared on the other end of his green field and stood as still as a statue. As the buck stared him down with a piercing gaze, McPhail froze a second.

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Mississippi’s congressional delegation is split – currently by party line – on whether to remove President Donald Trump from office, with the state’s lone Democrat supporting impeachment and two Republicans saying the focus should be on national “healing.”

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