A new poll finds that at least 55 percent of Mississippi voters support replacing the state flag with a new version that does not incorporate the Confederate battle flag.
"Prepare for not being able to get into the hospital if you have a car wreck, [to] have a heart attack and there not be a ventilator to put you on," State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said regarding the impact rising cases could have on the state's hospital system this fall.
The dust has brought hazy skies and poor air quality to large parts of the Caribbean.
In a statement, Walmart said the decision was "consistent with Walmart's position to not sell merchandise with the confederate flag from stores and online sites."
Last week, the NCAA and SEC banned Mississippi from hosting championship events until the flag is changed.
Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi State Health Officer, said that officials had identified a cluster of coronavirus cases and outbreaks linked to University of Mississippi fraternity parties.
Lowndes County Supervisor Harry Sanders said that dependency still occurs today and criticized black people for being the only ones unable to assimilate.
In a 2001 ballot measure, Mississippi voters chose not to replace the flag by a margin of 2-to-1, but today's political climate is much different.
The incident was reported as rallies protesting George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last week escalated in cities across the United States.
The Mississippi Department of Health reported a new single-day high in cases with 418, topping a previous high of 404 on May 8.
The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs on Highway 178 was destroyed in a fire in the early hours on Wednesday.
Governor Kay Ivey released Alabama's reopening plan on Tuesday, which outlined a two-week period of regulated activity after the state's stay-at-home order expires on April 30.
During the wide-ranging coronavirus stay-at-home orders, many have lost their homes and around 750,000 customers are left without power across 10 states.
Reports from the National Weather Service warned that inclement weather could impact several additional states throughout Monday.
"This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday," Mississippi Governor Tates Reeves said.
About 31 percent of Mississippians who tested positive for coronavirus have been hospitalized.
Residents of Georgia and Mississippi are expected on Friday to join millions of others across the U.S. under orders to stay at home to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Residents were on high alert Monday after rain and flooding forced mandatory evacuations and road closures across the area.
"The funds that were illegally obtained in this case were intended to help the poorest among us," said State Auditor Shad White.
The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of Jacob Blair Scott.
Mississippi launched scratch-off tickets in November and the state's residents will soon get to play both Mega Millions and Powerball.
Jerry Holliman, 69, said he was told to check with Medicare to cover the cost, but the paperwork said there would be a copay required.
"It ended up being a counterfeit ticket, it's what the industry calls a cut-and-paste," said Jay Ledbetter, director of security at the Mississippi Lottery Corporation after the men were caught.
Four people are reported to have been killed by extreme weather in the past couple of days.
A federal appeals court has stricken down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, stopping it from taking effect and protecting the state's only open abortion clinic.
While visiting Jackson on Tuesday, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that if he were elected president, he would do in communities across the country what he did in New York.
The four new kinds of scratch-off tickets cost between $1 and $5 and have grand prizes of up to $100,000.
An ex-Forrest County Agricultural High School student has been arrested for making terroristic threats after authorities say he wrote a song in which he threatened to shoot up the school.
"The trauma that these raids have caused is something that will outlast the legal cases and maybe even the lives of those detained," said community organizer Lorena Quiroz.