Governor Reeves Announces $300 Million Expansion of Nation’s Largest Retailer-Owned Cooperative in DeSoto County

JACKSON —Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) plans to expand in DeSoto County by constructing a new facility in Hernando. The project will bring over $300 million in investment and 79 new jobs to Mississippi. “When... Read More.

BEWARE: Unemployment Scams

Reports of unemployment fraud continue to rise as scammers look for ways to cash in during the ongoing pandemic. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security urges Mississippians to remember the following when filing for unemployment insurance benefits: No Fee - There... Read More.

Mississippi Safe Return Order

Governor Reeves plans to replace his Safer At Home executive order with a Safe Return order aimed to guide Mississippi into the next stage of economic recovery. Executive Order 1492 details updated social distancing guidelines for Mississippians, businesses, healthcare... Read More.

Free Face Mask Distribution Saturday, May 30

DESOTO COUNTY, MS – The Desoto County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce it secured 75,800 face masks to distribute to citizens for free.  It is part of the Mississippi Community Mask Program in partnership with the Mississippi... Read More.

MS Governor’s Shelter-in-Place order replaced by “Safer at Home” order

Governor Reeves replaced Mississippi’s  “Shelter-in-Place” Order with a new “Safer-at-Home” Order, valid Monday, April 27 until Monday, May 11 at 8:00 AM. WHAT IS CHANGING? This Order allows travel to all jobs for individuals and opens all businesses, organizations, and facilities... Read More.

Southaven Announces Comeback Plan

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite's latest report outlines the city's comeback plan. The plan has three phases.  The city still recommends adherence to the CDC guidelines as it relates to social distancing between persons as well as recommending facial coverings... Read More.

Mississippi School buildings will Remain Closed the Remainder of the Semester

Governor Tate Reeves announced that Mississippi schools would remain closed for the remainder of the current semester, extending his original order set to expire on April 17. Mr. Reeves has not decided on whether or not to extend the state's... Read More.

DeSoto County Administration Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

An employee working in the Desoto County Government Administration Building tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been hospitalized but is quarantined. According to the press release from the Desoto County Board of Supervisors, the employee does not... Read More.

Major Retailers Limiting the Number of Customers to Combat COVID-19

Walmart is limiting the number of customers in its stores to five persons per 1,000 square feet. The store is providing signage outside the stores to help customers comply with the new standards. Once a store is at its... Read More.