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Barker issues executive order requiring essential employees to wear masks, enforce social distancing guidelines

By HASKEL BURNS,

Mayor Toby Barker has issued another executive order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, this one stipulating that all employees of businesses in Hattiesburg - essential and non-essential - are required to wear a mask when working around the public or other employees.



Universities respond to COVID-19 pandemic with suspended entrance requirements, event cancellations

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Universities in the Pine Belt continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University have moved their summer classes to online formats. Spring classes are already meeting in these formats.


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Andrews resigns from Mississippi House amid quarrel with Gunn

By JOSHUA WILSON AND HASKEL BURNS,

Representative Billy Andrews of Purvis has resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives, about two months after indicating Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.




Forrest General, Hattiesburg Clinic open Cough & Fever Clinic to limit number of coronavirus cases

By HASKEL BURNS,

In the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic are partnering to open a Cough & Fever Clinic to help stop the spread of the virus by reducing the number of symptomatic patients who visit a primary or urgent care facility.


Forrest Health officials: 'Listen to the facts,' not rumors

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Forrest Health officials are asking the public to “listen to the facts.”

“There are many rumors that only add to people being fearful and anxious,” according to a statement posted on the hospital’s website Sunday. “We are doing our best to provide the most up-to-date, factual information.”

The statement also said:


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Longleaf Elementary receives $2,500 STEM Pipeline grant

By STAFF REPORTS,

On Wednesday, Mississippi Representative Kent McCarty joined Pete Martinez, deputy vice president of state advocacy of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), at Longleaf Elementary to announce a $2,500 STEM Pipeline educational grant to support the school’s initiatives for STEM curriculum.


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