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At-home exercise can keep fitness level intact

By BY BONNIE COBLENTZ MSU EXTENSION SERVICE,

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippians are finding ways to stay fit while sheltering in place to avoid looking like the humans in the animated movie “Wall-E” after generations of inert life on spaceships.

Melissa Luckett, a Mississippi State University employee now working from home, is also exercising at home.






State tallies 29 deaths due to COVID-19; shelter in place order starts today at 5 p.m.

By BY JOSEPH MCCAIN,

Winston, Webster and Choctaw 

The Mississippi Department of Health reported at 10 a.m. on April 3, 1358 COVID-19 positive persons in the state with 29 deaths. These cases were as of 6 p.m. April 2, 2020. Cases reported to the MSDH after 6 p.m. will be reported later.



Ernest D. Oswalt

By SUBMITTED,

Ernest D. Oswalt passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at his residence, in Ackerman, MS.  He was 74 years old.  Mr. Oswalt was born in Choctaw County, MS, December 30, 1945, to Eubruh and Ida Mae(Sanders) Oswalt.  He was retired from MSU and worked part-time as a truck driver for Choctaw County.


Margie Irene Coleman

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Margie Irene Coleman passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Choctaw County Nursing Center, in Ackerman, MS.  She was 92 years old.  Miss Coleman was born September 19, 1927, in Choctaw County, MS, to John Henson and Clara Estelle(Rook) Coleman. Miss Coleman was a retired retired plant employee and homemaker.


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Mississippi State Medical Association and Mississippi State Department of Health Urge Mississippians to Stay Home Until COVID-19 Results are Received

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) are advising Mississippians who have been tested for COVID-19 to self-quarantine until they receive test results.



City of Louisville declares a State of Emergency; Noxapater notifies of plans

By BY MIKE ROBERTSON WINSTON COUNTY JOURNAL,

In a regularly scheduled meeting held on Tuesday, March 17, the Louisville Board of Aldermen officially declared a state of emergency to aid in dealing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Will Hill presented Emergency Declarations put forth by President Donald Trump and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves.



Mississippi State Medical Association and Mississippi State Department of Health Urge Physicians Delay Elective Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic

By SUBMITTED,

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) strongly supports the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) recommendation for all physicians and providers to delay all elective surgery and invasive procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.





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Master Gardeners and rainbow partner with Louisville Group Home

By BY ELMETRA PATTERSON,

The Winston County Master Gardeners Association donated two ‘raised salad beds’ for the Louisville Group Home (LGH), 465 Robinson Road. The gardeners plan to teach the residents gardening skills. The gardeners have communicated with Carol Mills of LGH and a decision has been made on the kind of plants the residents will want for this seasons.


PBIS

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Shopping at the PBIS store was on the agenda for these 4th graders at Ackerman Elementary School.  Some students chose to save and some purchased items with their Charger Bucks!  Good behavior and great character are helping these students earn lots of bucks


Southern Miss awards degrees at Spring 2019 Commencements

By FROM PRESS REPORTS,

The University of Southern Mississippi held spring 2019 commencement exercises May 9 and 10 at Reed Green Coliseum on its Hattiesburg campus, and May 11 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.

 Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett conferred undergraduate, graduate and specialist’s degrees at the ceremonies.







Hot summers are perfect for growing Melampodium

By DR. GARY R. BACHMAN MSU EXTENSION SERVICE,

Let’s face it: We’re in the middle of the dog days of summer, and it’s not even August yet!

This is the time of year when my favorite Supertunias -- even my beloved Vista Bubblegum -- are starting to fade. I don’t worry because this is a yearly condition that I’ve accepted living on the Gulf Coast.


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Bagging the Big Bucks Mississippi Lottery's First Big Winner

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JACKSON, MISS. – David Bond, 65, of Wiggins woke up Monday prepared to start his Thanksgiving week like any other. He was going deer hunting.

“I wasn’t going to go hunting at first,” he said. “I went to town for supplies at the Jr Food Mart in Wiggins and bought five tickets, all Triple 7s. Then, I went hunting.”




Mississippi State Medical Association and Mississippi State Department of Health Urge Mississippians to Stay Home Until COVID-19 Results are Received

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) are advising Mississippians who have been tested for COVID-19 to self-quarantine until they receive test results.



Eupora Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing and Discharging a Weapon at Eupora High School

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OXFORD – A Eupora man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his

illegal possession and discharge of a weapon on the campus of Eupora High School in March of

2018. Nathaniel Cole Breazeale, 20, was sentenced Monday afternoon by Chief U.S. District




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