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Forrest Statue To Be Removed From Tn Capitol

A decades-long effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader from the Tennessee Capitol has cleared its final hurdle. State leaders on Thursday approved the final vote needed to allow the statue... Read More.

MS Lawmakers Work Toward Medical Marijuana Program

Two Mississippi lawmakers say they’re continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that Republican Sen. Kevin... Read More.

COVID-19 Spreading In TN Senior Facilities

Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities, and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives... Read More.

Southaven Settles Over Man’s Death In Police Custody

The family of a Tennessee man who took LSD at a concert and then died after police stunned him and restrained him facedown has settled their lawsuit with a Mississippi city.  The agreement ended a wrongful death trial... Read More.

MS To File Arguments In Landmark Abortion Case

The Mississippi attorney general’s office is expected to file briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to outline the state’s arguments in a case that could upend nearly 50 years of court rulings on abortion rights nationwide. A... Read More.

Study Suggests Memphis Has Highest Number of Burglaries Per Capita

A crime study suggests Memphis has the highest number of burglaries per capita in the entire country. The study by a firm called Porch looked at FBI statistics that show an average of 1,384 burglaries per 100-thousand residents every... Read More.

TN School Board Approves 29 New Virtual Schools

The Tennessee Department of Education has approved 29 new virtual schools for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. According to a release, this addition brings the total number of virtual schools in Tennessee to 57. Since 2011, Tennessee has allowed... Read More.

Mississippi Seeing “4th Wave” Of COVID Cases

Mississippi’s top public health official said Monday that the state is seeing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in July. “4th wave is here,” Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state health officer, wrote on Twitter.  The Mississippi State Department of... Read More.

TN Former Vaccine Director Rebuts Letter Recommending Her Removal

Days after she was fired under pressure from Republican legislators, Tennessee’s former vaccinations director issued a point-by-point rebuttal to a letter that recommended her removal. The letter from the state’s chief medical officer said Michelle Fiscus should be removed... Read More.