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Coronavirus update for April 7, Copiah County adds one new case

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. One new case was reported in Copiah County, making the total number of confirmed cases in the county 17. The total number of cases in the state is currently at 1,915 with 59 deaths statewide. As of April 5, MSDH, the University of Mississippi…

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Coronavirus update for April 6, Copiah County total unchanged

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. No new cases have been reported in Copiah County, keeping the total number of confirmed cases in the county at 16. The total number of cases in the state is currently at 1,738 with 51 deaths statewide. MSDH, the University of Mississippi Medical Center,…

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Coronavirus update for April 5, Copiah County total at 16

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming four new cases in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 16. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,638. There have been 43 deaths statewide. For more information and complete statistics for the…

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Coronavirus update for April 4, Copiah County total at 12

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 12. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,455. There have been 35 deaths statewide. For more information and complete…

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Coronavirus update for April 3, Copiah County total at 11

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 11. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,358. There have been 29 deaths statewide–one each in Amite, Bolivar,…

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Shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

A suspect in a weekend shooting on Bob Road near Hazlehurst has turned himself in. According to Sheriff Byron Swilley, Edward Berry surrendered to officers Tuesday. As of Thursday, he is being held in the Copiah County jail on one charge of aggravated assault. His bond has been set at $20,000. Swilley said it is…

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Coronavirus update for April 2, total cases in Copiah County now 10

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 10. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,177. There have been 26 deaths statewide–one each in Amite, Bolivar,…

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Gov. Reeves issues statewide shelter-in-place order effective April 3-20

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home. The Mississippi Department of Health determined that our state has now reached a critical point in the cycle of the outbreak, and Governor…

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Sanderson Farms announces attendance bonus for hourly employees

Sanderson Farms announced it will implement a temporary weekly attendance bonus for employees equivalent to $1.00 an hour for each hour worked. The incentive began March 30 and will continue through June 26. Employees must have perfect attendance during the week in order to earn the bonus. The attendance bonus is applicable to all hourly…

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Duration team continues at Kamassa and helps Crystal Springs

A duration team from Camp Kamassa has been working hard to keep the construction project going at the camp until the Department of Defense lifts a travel ban scheduled for May 11 and more units can arrive. The team is also doing volunteer work for the city. Recently, the team searched through 1,200 flood buckets…

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