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YP – Neshoba County Fair 2021 opens this weekend. State Rep. Bounds Previewed Y’all Politics.
Political speeches are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday (July 28th and 29th) with elected leaders including Governor Tate Reeves, Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker Philip Gunn as headliners.
Bounds said there would be a new “soccer” segment this year with Ole Miss Football Head Coach Lane Kiffin, Mississippi State Football Head Coach Mike Leach and Southern Miss Football Head Coach Will Hall.
YP – Mississippi sees a surge in COVID-19 cases over the weekend
The Mississippi Department of Health reported a large number of cases over the weekend with 2,326 new cases, an average of about 775 cases per day for the 3 days. Long-term care outbreaks are back at 40, but only 3 deaths have been reported over the weekend.
The state had seen a surge in cases as the Delta variant increased among Mississippians, but the weekend cases alone exceeded the overall average of last week’s cases. It was designed by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs reports that the majority of the cases seen in Mississippi are from the Delta variant.
MSDH COVID-19 reporting
Today, MSDH reports 2,326 additional cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 3 deaths and 40 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Status # Covid19 total: 329,130 â€‹â€‹cases, 7,468 deaths and 1,007,618 people fully vaccinated. Full information: https://t.co/YCv9xPyJDk pic.twitter.com/6kNyeh19px
– MS Dept of Health (@msdh) July 19, 2021
State Rep. Anderson on Spike in COVID Numbers: Well, Mississippi – You Wanted, Here it is
Consequences of non-vaccination and poor mask wear Well, Mississippi – you wanted it here. This is ridiculous and the deaths that will definitely follow were completely preventable. #PutYourMaskBackOn #Be vaccinated https://t.co/bqn43OYjZr
– Rep. Jeramey Anderson (@jerameyanderson) July 19, 2021
YP – Hyde-Smith supports bill to sanction Iran’s Supreme Leader and President-elect
US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) Supports a law enforcing human rights sanctions against the Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the regimeâ€™s elected President Ebrahim Raisi.
Hyde-Smith is an original co-sponsor of P.2374, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) legislation. It would require the president to comply with the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Act of 2016, which provides sanctions against those responsible for human rights abuses or acts of corruption.
â€œThere should really be no question of imposing these human rights sanctions on leaders in Iran. Their record of aggression, not only against their own people, but also against our nation, its allies and interests, is well known. The government should abandon any misconception that not imposing these sanctions would make Iran more pleasing to the interests of the freedom-loving world, â€said Hyde-Smith.
WJTV – Two Hinds County overseers accuse board chairman of improper use of taxpayers â€™money