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Governor Tate Reeves Extends Executive Order

By Verbatim Statement
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Photo courtesy State of Mississippi

The following is a verbatim statement from Gov. Tate Reeves' office:

JACKSON — Today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 until Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m.

The following counties are currently under a county wide mask mandates after meeting the certain requirements in relation to COVID-19:

Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo Counties.

"It is important that we continue to take this virus seriously. We are working on getting Mississippians vaccinated, but continue to social distance, keep gatherings small and wear your mask," Governor Tate Reeves.

A copy of the executive order 1542 can be found here.

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Azia’s Picks 1-15-21

By Azia Wiggins
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  • MLK Celebration: Free Day —Monday, Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Two Mississippi Museums (222 North St.)
  • In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the historical museums offer free admission to both the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History.
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Sharon Simmons

By Dustin Cardon
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  • After graduating from the University of Virginia, she began working in the tax research division of New York-based public accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 1994.
  • Since assuming her position, Simmons has been teaching both entrepreneurship courses and accounting, with a focus on venture creation and commercializing new ideas and technologies.
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MSU Day of Service and Donation Drive and USM #WhatsYourPurpose2021 Campaign

By Dustin Cardon
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  • Mississippi State University’s Graduate School and the Graduate Student Association will collect supplies from Tuesday, Jan. 19, to Friday, Jan. 29, for Bully’s Closet and Pantry and the university’s Block by Block Program.
  • Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson will serve as the keynote speaker for Mississippi State University’s 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast and Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18.
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Museum Trail Complete from Downtown Jackson to Lakeview Drive

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  • "Despite facing multiple challenges, including funding, water and sewer line construction, changes in city leadership, frequent revisions to the planning and development, this trail has finally happened," Clay Hays, a past chairman of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, said at the event.
  • Lindsay was serving as city council president when it voted on Nov. 26, 2019, to spend $1.7 million on the project, covering the construction and supervision costs, and to also receive $450,000 from Jackson Heart Foundation toward it, council minutes show.
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