Within days, the cough quickly escalated into a burning chest pain that dropped 30-year-old Brittany Marie Wells to her kitchen floor. "I started crying," Wells said. "My mom ended up calling my dad, telling him that we needed to go to the hospital." But she refused to go.
As the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surges in the nation, federal funds may soon be available to cover the hospital treatments for uninsured COVID-19 patients, President Donald Trump announced Friday.
Gov. Tate Reeves mentioned Wednesday, during his announcement of a two-week "shelter-in-place" order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that Mississippi State University would send ventilators to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Thursday's sun shone high and bright on 7-year-old Lucy Ann Richardson and big brother Craig, 14, as they helped their mom with gardening at home in Caledonia. Because of the novel coronavirus, Victoria and Chad Richardson's raised vegetable beds are about two to three weeks ahead of schedule than they'd normally be this time of year.
Ben Portnoy, sports reporter for The Dispatch, earned two top-10 finishes in this year's national Associated Press Sports Editors competition.
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2. Update: Victim in officer-involved shooting identified COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. LCSO: Victim of fatal officer-involved shooting was armed COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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