Mississippi now has the highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations of any state, as the pandemic continues to spread nationwide. Currently, the rate of hospitalizations stands at about 31 percent, with 332 people hospitalized out of 1,073 infections. The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 181 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi. That brings... Read More.
Bill Withers, a onetime Navy aircraft mechanic who after teaching himself to play the guitar wrote some of the most memorable and often-covered songs of the 1970s, including “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Use Me,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 81. His death was announced in... Read More.
The Panthers released 30-year-old quarterback Cam Newton after nine seasons. The move became a mere formality after the Panthers made it clear last week they were moving on from Newton by giving him permission to seek a trade and then agreeing to a three-year, $63 million contract with free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater about... Read More.
Fred “Curly” Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. “We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the world has ever known,” Globetrotters general manager... Read More.
The Mississippi State Department of Health provided an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the state. So far, 90 patients have been tested and 6 positive cases have been identified by MSDH. The latest cases are an adult female over 65, in Forrest County. She is currently... Read More.
Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi on Tuesday, setting up a rematch with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, an outspoken ally of President Donald Trump. Espy told reporters Tuesday night that he is better prepared for this election. “We’re going to build the greatest coalition... Read More.
United Airlines will cut international and U.S. flying, freeze hiring and ask employees to volunteer for unpaid leave as it struggles with weak demand for travel because of the new virus outbreak. United said Wednesday it will reduce passenger-carrying capacity 20% on international routes and 10% to 12% in the U.S. United executives... Read More.
Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people. One of the twisters caused severe damage across downtown Nashville, destroying the stained glass in a historic church and leaving hundreds of people homeless. Daybreak revealed a landscape littered with blown-down walls and roofs, snapped power lines... Read More.