Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday said he’s dropping a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta in a dispute over the city’s requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp had sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council. The Republican governor argued local leaders cannot impose... Read More.
Bonnie Pointer, who in 1969 convinced three of her church-singing siblings to form the Pointer Sisters, which would become one of the biggest acts of the next two decades, died Monday. She was 69. The Grammy winner died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, publicist Roger Neal said. "It is with great sadness that I... Read More.
At least 28 states are not following CDC guidelines on reporting new Covid-19 cases, half of which saw the trend of new cases increasing in the last week. Those states are not reporting probable cases, according to the daily case count listed on the CDC's website. Probable cases... Read More.
The soulful Betty White died of cancer Sunday at the age of 66 in her Miami home, according to Billboard. She had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer in the fall. Wright's career started with her family's gospel group, according to Billboard, and she released her first album at the age of... Read More.
Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is extending his statewide stay-at-home order by one week. The order was set to expire Monday. “I have to ask you for one more week. One more week of vigilance. One more week of sheltering in place," Reeves said. "...We need one more week to break the back... Read More.
Coronavirus cases in Mississippi New cases: 209 New deaths: 6 Total cases: 2,469 Total deaths: 82 First case reported: March 11 Number of counties with cases: 81 of 82. Issaquena is the only county that has not had any cases reported.
BeBe Winans is on the road to recovery after contracting COVID-19. The Gospel singer also revealed that his brother was hospitalized due to the virus, and his mother also was infected. Winans opened up about his recent diagnosis on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show, detailing that he likely caught the coronavirus while traveling to attend... Read More.
"Early indications are, we're seeing similar (data) here in Mississippi that it is impacting the African American community at a little higher rate," said Jim Craig, senior deputy at the Mississippi Department of Health. A state health official told reporters Monday that Mississippi appears to be following a trend emerging in states across the nation:... Read More.