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Reeves gives Forrest supervisors virus update

By HASKEL BURNS,

Members of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors - along with other supervisors from around Mississippi - teleconferenced Thursday with Gov. Tate Reeves to get updates and clarifications on the COVID-19 situation in Mississippi and the recent shelter-in-place gubernatorial executive order that began 5 p.m. April 3 and will last until 8 a.m.


DiFATTA: Be smart with this free time, let’s build our hunting heritage

By PHIL DIFATTA,

Maybe you’re not into turkey hunting. Or, if  fishing has been less than productive for you, just stay home and twiddle your thumbs.

That’s not easy for me to say, especially while I sit home struggling to punch out the Weekly Mistake with all 10 of my thumbs! Imagine the mess I’d have trying to twiddle them!


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Barker sets customer limits at essential retail, closes certain non-essential stores to help slow coronavirus

By HASKEL BURNS,

With the cases of COVID-19 in the local community almost tripling over a three-day period – rising from five presumptive positive cases to 14 in Forrest County as of Tuesday night – Mayor Toby Barker has issued another executive order that limits the number of customers at Hattiesburg businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies, and closes


Hattiesburg mayor orders restaurant dining rooms, entertainment venues to close; public gatherings limited to no more than 10 people

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker issued an executive order Saturday that shuts down restaurant dining rooms, closes entertainment venues and restricts public gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The executive order, 2020-2, goes into effect at midnight. It has the following provisions:


School officials: No closures, mass athletic event cancellations planned

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Local school districts are not planning closures or mass cancellations of athletic events at this time.

According to the Mississippi Department of Education, schools are required to consult state health officials – along with the county health department – to determine when it is appropriate to close a school.




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It’s all downhill from here: Even shorter stories for the attention deficient

By SCOTT ROBERTS,

Maybe I have an Etsy page. Maybe I don't.  That's between me, Arthur if he exists, and my two followers whose names are Jansy Whipsicle and Pork Bulgogi Martinez.

Etsy is a website (and accompanying app) that has created a name for itself as “the place to go” for out of the way sorts of gifts.


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