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TUPELO • Mayor Jason Shelton will testify Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, which will convene to examine the national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Elevated totals of COVID-19 transmission continue in the state, with the Mississippi Health Department reporting 653 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 9 deaths.

With 550 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths linked to the disease reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health, the state continues to experience elevated transmission of the novel coronavirus.

TUPELO • With the state again posting a new highest single-day total of COVID-19 cases for the second time in a week on Thursday, Mayor Jason Shelton announced an intent to impose new safety orders, including masking requirements inside the city.

TUPELO • COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Mississippi region continue to rise despite a five-day delay that caused daily numbers to be suspended, with Tuesday’s update showing the largest single day increase in total COVID-19 cases since MSDH first began daily reports.

SALTILLO - The Saltillo Police Department is now offering free food boxes to residents in need because of the coronavirus pandemic.

TUPELO • Below the nose, under the chin, over the head: If you’re wearing a face mask incorrectly, then you’re not protecting yourself or others.

A total of 272 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths have been reported in Mississippi, the state Department of Health announced Sunday morning. 

TUPELO • Vacation Bible School is a potential COVID-19 storm looking for a place to happen. The thought of crowds of young children huddling in circles for Bible classes, sharing snacks, making sticky crafts, and singing shoulder-to-shoulder led many churches to cancel this longtime summer staple.

BOONEVILLE - Each May, Northeast Mississippi Community College graduates line up along Cunningham Boulevard to process into Bonner Arnold Coliseum for the college’s annual commencement ceremonies. This year, however, due to restrictions on large social gatherings and distancing guidelines du…

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 206 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 new deaths. Of new cases, 23 were from residents in long-term care facilities (LTC).

TUPELO • The city’s Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled to go on Monday, but precautions will be in place to comply with recommendations that mass gatherings remain largely curtailed or restricted amid ongoing transmission of COVID-19.