Area News

UMMC CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO HELP PROTECT HEALTH CARE HEROES

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is calling on the community to help protect its employees after the Mississippi Department of Health directed all health care professionals in the state to wear a mask while at work. The policy is aligned with the Center for Disease Control’s current recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings to…

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Mega Millions to Adjust Starting Jackpot Amount, Eliminate Minimum Jackpot Increases

Changes will take place following the Friday, April 3, drawing The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game’s starting jackpot and will determine the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases on a drawing-by-drawing basis. The changes are in direct response to slowing sales during the current global pandemic.. The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for…

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Attorney General Lynn Fitch Newsletter

Message from the Attorney General This country was built on the ingenuity and hard work of small businesses. The Coronavirus pandemic has hit them hard and they are hurting – as are the 58.9 million men and women who work for them. Help is on the way, but it’s hard to navigate the funds that are available…

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Ag Commissioner Encourages Home Gardening

As the public is spending more time at home amid the COVID-19 emergency, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson reminds the public that this is the ideal time of the year to plant home gardens. “Spring is upon us, and now is the time to begin planting home gardens. During this time while many…

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Mississippi College Graduates Join the Fight Against the Coronavirus

  America’s battle against the deadly Coronavirus is getting help from Mississippi College graduates at hospitals, communities and medical clinics. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, about 250 students are part of the institution’s COVID-19 response efforts. As March turns to April, the student “army” on the UMMC campus in Jackson includes MC graduates…

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Mississippi Hospitals File Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers

Hospitals still reeling from opioid epidemic, even as coronavirus brings new crisis A group of 11 Mississippi hospitals have filed a civil suit in the Circuit Court of Hinds County against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of opioid-based drugs. Mississippi hospitals have been on the front lines fighting and treating the complications of addiction as the…

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MCJ Launches Mississippi Mask Drive to Provide Homemade Cloth Masks to Mississippians Who Work and Live in Locked Facilities During Pandemic

Today the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) launched a Mississippi mask drive in which volunteers can sew cloth masks to help protect the thousands of Mississippians who are unusually vulnerable to COVID-19 because they work or live in locked facilities like prisons, jails, mental health institutions, and restitution centers. Because basic protective necessities like surgical…

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