Hyde-Smith, Espy work to finalize pitch to voters in final weeks of U.S. Senate race in Mississippi

Both candidates in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race spent time in the Mid-South this weekend to court DeSoto County voters.

  Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Republicans are reconvening the Senate this week to vote on a virus proposal, but it’s a bill that failed once before, and that Trump himself now derides as too puny.
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  Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?

After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests. But the boom comes with a new challenge: keeping track of the results.

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  Suspect detained in connection to shooting at South Memphis factory

Gov. Lee extends authority for county mayors to continue mask mandates

  Surgery with short recovery time beneficial during pandemic

  Arkansas man faces capital murder charge in shooting death of 8-year-old boy

Nearby robbery forces school to go into lockdown

Gosnell schools were forced to go into lockdown mode after police say the nearby Dollar General was robbed.
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What you need to know about herd immunity

Up to this point, more than 200,000 people have died in the United States and not even 10% of the population has been infected.

  COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise in Mississippi; governor issues new mask mandate for 9 counties

  Gov. Reeves announces mask mandate for 9 counties

  TDH reports over 3,300 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths in Tennessee

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

  2 shot in parking lot of South Memphis warehouse, suspect on the run

Long lines kick off early voting in Arkansas

  Pandemic delays trial for Tennessee inmate accused of killing prison administrator

As virus cases rise, Rep. Thompson suggests Mississippi reimplement statewide mask mandate

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  Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide passes 40 million; new strategies target hot spots

Authorities are trying to avoid a dreaded resurgence of illness and deaths, this time with economies weakened from earlier lockdowns and populations chafing at the idea of renewed restrictions.

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  One-on-one with Memphis 901 FC interim head coach Ben Pirmann

Tigers ready to see everything against UCF

It’s the big game Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Bowl with the Memphis Tigers hosting arch American Athletic Conference Nemesis UCF.

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DeSoto Co. releases information on COVID-19 cases at each school

Employees with Mid-South tax business charged after $1.1 million in COVID-19 relief fraudulently obtained

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 110,592 cases, 3,171 deaths reported by health dept.

Miss. State Fair extended for another weekend

  Students return from fall break after state/local leaders make COVID-19 announcement

The Shelby County Health Department said schools now have full authority with COVID-19 cases.
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High schooler accused of faking kidnapping during Zoom class

The principal called the prank a “serious incident” and asked parents to talk with their children about “appropriate behavior” during virtual learning.

Same names, some new dynamics in US Senate contest

  8-year-old boy shot and killed in Arkansas; mother says she is heartbroken

  Front Street Corridor reopens to commuters in Downtown Memphis

  One-on-one with Memphis 901 FC interim head coach Ben Pirmann