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White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.


CMSD approves 'hybrid schedule' for fall semester, allows 'virtual-only' students

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Columbus Municipal School District will spend the majority -- if not all -- of their school weeks online this fall, the board of trustees unanimously decided during its monthly meeting Monday night.

Helping Hands offers fans to help citizens battle summer heat

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A box fan won't solve all of Marianna Hubbard's problems, but it will stop the bleeding, she hopes.

T.K. Martin Center planning COVID-19 safety measures for preschool

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some families travel more than three hours one way to bring their child to the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, director Kasee Stratton-Gadke said, because its specialized preschool services can't be found anywhere else.

David Chism plans to run for House District 37 seat

Posted earlier today in Area

Lowndes County native David M. Chism will run for the state House of Representatives seat recently vacated by his third cousin, Gary Chism.

West Point school district releases 2020-21 reopening plan

Posted earlier today in Area

Individual schools and parents, rather than the West Point Consolidated School District, will determine what school looks like in West Point when buildings reopen and classes resume in less than a month.


NMMC-West Point to distribute free masks to residents

Posted earlier today in Area

North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point will distribute free masks to residents between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning Wednesday, July 15, at the Wellness Center, 185 Medical Center Circle.



Group seeks ideas for Mississippi flag without rebel emblem

Posted earlier today in State

A state agency said Monday that the public can submit proposals for a new Mississippi flag, using two requirements in state law: The designs cannot include the Confederate battle emblem, and they must have the phrase, "In God We Trust."



Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

Posted earlier today in National

On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall -- arguing both could hurt their children's well-being -- and want schools to reopen full time.



US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

Posted earlier today in National

The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat the coronavirus recession exploded while millions of job losses cut into tax revenues.



Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 7-14-20

Posted earlier today in National



China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback for criticism

Posted earlier today in National

China said Monday it will impose sanctions on three U.S. lawmakers and one ambassador in response to similar actions taken by the U.S. last week against Chinese officials over alleged human rights abuses against Muslims in the Xinjiang region.



More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

Posted earlier today in National

More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration's new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing.



Ten-Hut! Mask On! Class of 2024 to West Point amid pandemic

Posted earlier today in National

New cadet candidates arriving at the U.S. Military Academy on Monday were promptly tested for COVID-19, stood at attention in face masks and were given shouted orders to wash their hands.



Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Posted earlier today in National

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones.


Monday Profile: Sports vision training facility helps athletes improve hand-eye coordination, avoid concussions

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the early 2000s, when Angie Huskison's brother underwent vision therapy at age 31, "it literally changed his life," Huskison said. Since then, starting her own business was always in the back of Huskison's mind.


Analysis: Session brings wide range of new Mississippi laws

Posted yesterday in State

Mississippi is enacting a wide range of laws based on bills passed during this year's legislative session, including some that separately regulate wine, school buses and scooters.


Arrest report for 7-13-20

Posted yesterday in Area


Tick, tock: Mississippi's tax filing deadline is Wednesday

Posted yesterday in State

Procrastinators are facing a deadline to file their 2019 Mississippi income tax returns.



Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Posted yesterday in National

Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go through President Donald Trump.



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