Reeves offers guidelines for safe worship


In Tuesday’s daily briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves issued guidelines for churches as congregations begin to hold in-house services again. Reeves in the guidelines said, “Mississippi is stronger because of our faith-based communities,” however he also said, “The freedom to worship should not be the freedom to transmit COVID-19 to your neighbor.”

Baseball donation

The 11-year-old members of the MS Crusaders ball team started the season with fundraisers to help pay for tournaments. When the season was canceled, the team decided to donate the money raised to purchase masks for law enforcement officers and snacks for medical personnel. Pictured are Denise Terry and Caleb Boone.

County jumps to 86 cases

Marion County had 86 identified cases and seven deaths from the coronavirus as of Thursday, the state Health Department said.

Mississippi has 10,483 cases and 480 deaths.

Here’s a look at how the number of cases has progressed by week in Marion County, using Thursdays as the day reported:

March 19: 0


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