Last week, The Pine Belt NEWS filed a lawsuit demanding the Mississippi State Department of Health to release the names of the Forrest County long-term care facilities where 12 clients have died due to the Covid-19 illness.
While Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves squabbles with his own party leaders in the Legislature over who should control the spending of $1.25 billion in COVID-19 stimulus money, an Associated Press analysis shows that some states received more of the federal money than justified.
On Monday, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 outbreak, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves was complimenting the state’s health officials on what a good job they had done getting people tested for the virus that causes the respiratory disease.
Local school districts have done a great job making the most of a very challenging situation.
The coronavirus situation forced schools to shut down for the remainder of the school year, but school isn’t out just yet. Teachers and administrators have had to dive into the distance learning way of life.
The coronavirus situation has changed the way we do business and having meetings. Because we cannot have more than 10 in a space, public boards must take unique steps to provide a safe, yet open environment to have meetings.
Over the last few weeks, we appreciate your support by reading our newspaper, whether it’s the print version or our website www.newtoncountyappeal.com. We are doing our best to keep everyone up to date about what is going on during this stressful time.