Swan Song: Recapping DNC, looking ahead to RNC

Normally, the excitement surrounding political party national conventions is incredible and infectious. No matter your political leanings, you come away with a feeling that your candidate is going to win. But there is a different feeling this political season. I tried to watch the Democratic National Convention this week but found it more like an online classroom lecture than a pep rally. And even though next week’s Republic National Convention will have a couple of hundred delegates in attendance, I don’t expect much more out of it with the president expected to accept the nomination from The White House. The reason -- a viral convention brought on by the virus. The parties are going to

Jones College postpones Bobcat Math League competition

ELLISVILLE – As health and education officials contemplate how to hold classes and have a fall sports season safely, the Jones College Bobcat Math League has also weighed the options. After careful consideration and consultation with JC administrators, BML Commissioner and Jones College math instructor, Dr. Jessica Bunch has announced the popular high school math competition will be postponed. Considering current events surrounding COVID-19 and in an effort to protect the health and safety of our high school students and JC college referees, the Bobcat Math League will be suspending this year’s competition. “We are sad to embark on a fall without a season of Bobcat Math League competition. W

MSDH: 34 more COVID-19 patients die

The state health department is reporting 795 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with 34 new deaths. "The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 73,207, with 2,128 deaths," the Mississippi State Department of Health said in a tweet. The health department continues to offer tips and prevention guidance at www.HealthyMS.com/covid-19 -- and also is taking your questions about the coronavirus at 877-978-6453. The toll free phone lines are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

Southern Miss amends 2020 football schedule

(The following is a press release from Southern Miss.) HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain announced a date change as well as an addition to the school’s 2020 football schedule Tuesday morning. The Golden Eagles, which was set to begin Conference USA play Sept. 12 at home, pushed back its Louisiana Tech contest a week to Saturday, Sept. 19. The Sept. 12 date now becomes an open date for Jay Hopson’s football program. Southern Miss also added FCS-member North Alabama for its 12th game. That game takes place Nov. 7 at home, replacing Tennessee Tech which canceled last Friday due to the Ohio Valley Conference announcement of not participating in fall sports d

MSDH: Eleven more COVID-19 patients die

The state health department reports 276 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with eleven new deaths. "The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 72,412, with 2,095 deaths," the Mississippi State Department of Health said in a tweet. The health department offers tips and prevention guidance at www.HealthyMS.com/covid-19 -- and also is taking your questions about the coronavirus at 877-978-6453. Toll free phone lines are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

MSDH: 22 more patients die after contracting COVID-19

The state health department reports 612 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with 22 new deaths. "The total of #covid19 cases for the year is now 69,986, with 2,011 deaths," the Mississippi State Department of Health said in a tweet. The health department offers tips and prevention guidance at www.HealthyMS.com/covid-19 -- and also is taking your questions about the coronavirus at 877-978-6453. Toll free phone lines are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

Upcoming blood drive to help FCSD team member

The Blue Blood Heroes Community Blood Drive, with Vitalant and the Forrest County Sheriff's Department, takes on extra meaning. Vitalant tells FOX23 the event will serve as a blood replenishment drive for Deputy Lt. Terrell Carson, seen on the right of the photo submitted from Vitalant, as he battles against cancer. Sheriff Charlie Sims is seen on the left of the photo. "If you can give blood, we want you to come out and give with us in this very special drive. If you can't donate, send someone who can, share this post, reach out to your friends, and most of all pray," Vitalant's John Pace said on Facebook. The blood drive takes place on August 20th from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the FCMPC's

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