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Mississippi GOP governor pushes back on vaccine passports: ‘I don’t think it’s a good thing to do in America’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I don’t support vaccine passports. I don’t think it’s necessary and I don’t think it’s a good thing to do in America,” Gov. Tate Reeves told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” when asked about the possible......

Memphis Tops Mississippi State to Claim Men’s NIT Title

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Memphis has its first title with Penny Hardaway as a coach, and these young Tigers could be set up for more. Boogie Ellis scored 23 points and Memphis never trailed after a fast start to beat Mississippi State......

Mississippi governor signs bill banning transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Mississippi Republican Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls or women’s sports teams. Mississippi is the first state this year to enact such a ban, after a federal court blocked an......

Covid: Texas and Mississippi lifting restrictions too soon?

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Kate Grabowksi, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, said: “Given that the Biden administration anticipates having enough vaccine for the entire US adult population by May, the lifting of restrictions feels like quitting the marathon at mile 25.” BBC – For more and to sign up click here To......

Alabama extends mask mandate for a month, breaking with Texas, Mississippi

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(Reuters) – Alabama’s governor said on Thursday she was extending the state’s mask mandate for another month, heeding the advice of health experts and breaking with decisions by neighboring Mississippi and Texas earlier this week to lift their requirements. FILE PHOTO: People wait in line to be inoculated against the......

Mississippi moves one step closer to banning transgender athletes from women’s sports

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senate Bill 2536, which prohibits transgender athletes from competing on women’s sports teams in the state’s high schools and universities, passed the Mississippi House by a vote of 81-28. The state’s Senate approved the measure last month by a......

Texas, Mississippi lift Covid restrictions and mask mandates, despite CDC warnings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Greg Abbott, governor of Texas, speaks during an Operation Warp Speed vaccine summit at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The governors of Texas and Mississippi both announced......

Texas blackouts show how vulnerable power grid is to climate change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cyrus Whittaker, left, and Debbie Orca sit around a fire in the homeless camp where they live during record breaking cold and snow in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 16, 2021. Nick Oxford | The Washington Post | Getty Images......

Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

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Growing up in the frigid confines of Endwell, N.Y., I tried to escape the endless winters and year-round rain by visiting my local library, where I sought out photography books with images of warmer places. I remember being thrilled by a picture book that traced the Mississippi River from its......

Kentucky snaps losing skid with thrilling victory at Mississippi State

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Dontaie Allen made seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 23 points as Kentucky ended a six-game losing streak by beating Mississippi State 78-73 in double overtime in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday night in Starkville, Miss. Jan 2, 2021; Starkville, Mississippi, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10)......

Thursday’s college football: Massive brawl follows Mississippi State win over Tulsa in Armed Forces Bowl

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Fort Worth, Texas – True freshman Will Rogers scored his first rushing touchdown of the season and had a 13-yard TD pass to lead Mississippi State past No. 22 Tulsa 28-26 on Thursday in the Armed Forces Bowl. A......

William Winter, Reform-Minded Mississippi Governor, Dies at 97

New York Times
“He was the model of what you aspire to be as governor,” Ray Mabus, who worked in Mr. Winter’s administration and served as governor himself from 1988 to 1992, said in an interview. “He was the best governor Mississippi ever had.” William Forrest Winter was born on Feb. 21, 1923,......

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter dies at 97

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter (D), known for pushing to improve public education and U.S. race relations, died Friday evening, his family announced. He was 97.  Family spokesman Dick Molpus, Mississippi’s former Democratic secretary of state who......

Report: $2B annually needed to improve Mississippi River water quality

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Frequent flooding, degraded water quality and aging infrastructure will require $2 billion in annual funding for multiple years to remedy, according to a report grading the management of the vast Mississippi River watershed. “As the United States looks to......

How Mississippi Native Melissa Banks transformed a year of tests into unexpected blessings

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   Melissa Banks 2020 New  JACKSON, Miss. – Sept. 22, 2020 – — When 2020 began Master Event Planner and Mississippi native Melissa Banks was looking forward to it being “her year” full of great events for her clients. In January 2020 she was able to fulfill her passion of......

The Man Who Swam the Full Length of the Mississippi River

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The morning of July 6, 1930, Fred Newton waded into the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and started swimming. He told reporters he planned to reach New Orleans in 90 days. An athletic 27-year-old from Clinton, Oklahoma, Newton aimed to be the first person to swim the river’s length, hoping the......

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