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Corinth School District, first to reopen in Mississippi, reports COVID-19 case

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A high school student in Corinth has tested positive for coronavirus during the first week of classes. The school district officially opened its doors to students and staff Monday, and reported the case Friday. 

The positive case is likely to be the first of many as schools set to reopen across the state. 

Corinth School District officials made the announcement on the district’s Facebook page Friday afternoon. 

District officials said they have conducted contract tracing. Anyone within 6 feet of the infected student for 15 minutes or longer has been notified, it said. 

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Godbolt, Mississippi man convicted of killing 8, won’t get new trial

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BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A Mississippi man convicted this year in the 2017 killings of eight people appeared in court this week and asked for a new trial. A judge denied the request, saying he will issue a written ruling later.

Willie Cory Godbolt, now 38, was convicted in February of four counts of murder and four counts of capital murder. He received a sentence of life in prison for each murder conviction and a death sentence for each capital murder conviction. Mississippi defines capital murder as a killing committed along with another felony.

On Wednesday, Lincoln County Circuit Judge David Strong heard arguments from Godbolt, his attorneys and prosecutors about whether to grant a new trial, the Daily Leader reported.

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Retired Hattiesburg judge tapped for trial in killing of 2 Mississippi officers

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BROOKHAVEN — A retired judge will preside over the capital murder trial of a man charged in the 2018 shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers.

Judge Richard W. McKenzie of Hattiesburg was appointed Thursday by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Randolph. Two circuit judges, Michael M. Taylor and David H. Strong Jr., recused themselves from the case July 24.

A spokeswoman for the state court system said Friday that a trial date has not been set for Marquis Flowers. District Attorney Dee Bates has said he will seek the death penalty.

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COVID-19 in Mississippi: Record 52 deaths, 1,168 new cases reported Friday

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The Mississippi Department of Health reported 52 new coronavirus deaths and 1,168 new cases Friday, bringing the state total to 58,747 cases and 1,663 deaths.

Friday’s 1,100-plus cases marks the fourth day this week of more than 1,000 cases, and the record number of deaths tops the previous high of 48 reported Thursday. 

Last week was a record-breaker for new cases. The state surpassed 50,000 total cases July 25. The department reported more than 1,000 confirmed cases on all but one day of the week. July 23 was the only day below 1,000, with a reported 982 cases.

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Man dies after being shot multiple times inside vehicle, Jackson police say

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The Jackson Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday morning. 

JPD said the unidentified man was found dead in the 700 block of Erie Street at about 7:30 a.m. 

He was shot multiple times inside a vehicle, JPD said. 

No suspect information or motive is currently known.

The death marks the city’s 62nd homicide since the year began.

This story may be updated. 

Contact Justin Vicory at 769-572-1418 or [email protected] Follow @justinvicory on Twitter.

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UPDATE: Crash victim identified as 18-year-old who had finished first day on job

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A man killed in a wreck Thursday evening near the South Laurel exit off I-59 northbound has been identified as Daonte Trotter of Jasper County.

Jones County Coroner Burl Hall said Friday that Trotter, 18, had just finished his first day on the job at Howard Industries when he was killed. Trotter died of multiple blunt force trauma. His funeral service will be handled by Brown’s Mortuary of Laurel.

According to Laurel Police Officer Michael Reeves, witnesses said the driver of the white Ford Mustang  was merging from the on-ramp to get on I-59 North. The vehicle hit an 18-wheeler near an active construction zone of the South Laurel exit.

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Autopsy: Human remains confirmed as missing Picayune man Willie ‘Chill’ Jones

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Human remains found in Hancock County mid-July have been confirmed to be those of Willie “Chill” Jones, who was last seen July 6, when he left his home with an acquaintance.

Pearl River County Coroner Derek Turnage said Friday the state medical examiner’s office was able to identify Jones through his fingerprints, instead of DNA results, which would have been available next week.

Turnage said Jones’ remains were released to his family Thursday. 

Autopsy reports determined Jones died of gunshot wounds to the chest, Turnage said. 

The acquaintance, 24-year-old Dustin Gray, and another man, 18 year-old Austin Brookshire, were charged with his murder...

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Mississippi on the front lines as COVID-19 vaccine, treatment trials come to Hattiesburg

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Hattiesburg Clinic is packing a double punch in the fight against the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. 

The clinic, with Forrest General Hospital, has joined two nationwide clinical trial programs — one for treating seriously ill patients through Mayo Clinic and the other for preventing infection through vaccination with Moderna and the National Institutes of Health.

Leading the treatment program for Hattiesburg Clinic is Dr. John “Bo” Hrom, clinical trial director for oncology for Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest General.

“This is kind of my wheelhouse,” he said. “Since I set up and help run clinical trials, I basically have the experience to do it.”

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خانواده مرد سیاه پوست کشته شده توسط پلیس می سی سی پی فایل های کت و شلوار

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GULFPORT, از دست ندهید. (AP) — خانواده از یک مرد سیاه پوست که به ضرب گلوله کشته شد در حالی که در حال اجرا به دور از پلیس در می سی سی پی است ثبت عمدی طرح دعوی در دادگاه در برابر اداره شهر و افسر آمریکایی در تیراندازی.

فدرال کت و شلوار مربوط به مرگ توسن الماس سیمز, 27, واصل شد پنج شنبه در ایالات متحده دادگاه منطقه در گولفپرت از طرف Sims’ مادر و دو فرزند خود را بیلخی خورشید هرالد گزارش شده است. این ادعا سیمز درگذشت به عنوان یک نتیجه از “بیش از حد غیر ضروری و غیر قانونی” زور توسط پلیس...

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آیا شما شده است نهفته COVID-19 و در حال حاضر در صورت اخراج? ما می خواهیم به شنیدن از شما از شما

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بیش از 155,000 Mississippians می تواند خود را ببینید مزایای بیکاری را کاهش داد اگر کنگره ندارد اقدام این هفته است.

تحت مراقبت در عمل دولت فدرال شده بود پمپاژ اضافی 600 $در هر هفته به مزایای بیکاری توزیع متحده است.

که به ویژه مهم ضربت در می سی سی پی که در آن حداکثر هفتگی بیکاری در 235 دلار است در میان پایین ترین در کشور است.

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