Coronavirus Scams and Myths

Here are some tips and facts to keep you from becoming a victim of a fraud or spreading false information about Coronavirus (COVID-19): The government is NOT making any phone calls that request your personal information to provide you... Read More.

Shelter In Place: What You Need to Know

The Mississippi Shelter-In-Place order takes affect at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020, and will remain in place until Monday, April 20, 2020, at 8 a.m. This order does not mean that you should lock yourself inside your home.... Read More.

Mississippi Governor Announces Shelter in Place Order

JACKSON, MS - Governor Tate Reeves announced a state-wide shelter in place order, valid beginning Friday. Mr. Reeves said that he concluded to the executive order is nessesary after discussions with health experts. He added, "It will not be... Read More.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projections for the Region

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. Today, it released state by state projections for the COVID-19 Crisis. According to the Institute, Mississippi will peak on April... Read More.

Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended

At a Sunday press conference held at the White House Rose Garden, President Donald J. Trump extended the Federal social distancing guidelines until April 30, 2020.  In a transcript of the speech, Mr. Trump stated "...we will be extending... Read More.

COVID-19 Death in Desoto County

The Mississippi Department of Health reported the first COVID-19 related death in Desoto County over the weekend.  As of Sunday, MSDH listed 77 cases in Desoto County, the highest number of any county in Mississippi.  Through the same period,... Read More.

DeSoto Chambers: SBA Loans Available to Local Businesses

The Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, and Southaven Chambers of Commerce are helping inform businesses of resources available during the COVID-19 crisis.  Southaven Chamber Executive Director Carmen Kyle explains, "Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small... Read More.

Southaven Mayor’s “Stay Away” order

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite wrote this letter that we retrieved from the City of Southaven's website:  "Throughout this crisis, I’ve informed my citizens that, along with my team of advisers, department heads, and Board of Aldermen, I continue to... Read More.

Mississippi Unemployment Benefits

Mississippi workers unable to work due to COVID-19 are now eligible to file for unemployment benefits. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced existing unemployment compensation requirements have been adjusted, allowing more people to file for benefits. Governor Reeves... Read More.