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Southern Miss renovation project temporarily halted after worker tests positive for COVID-19

By JOSHUA WILSON,

Renovations to Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi have been halted after an employee of the subcontractor assigned to the project tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee was last on campus 10 days ago, said Jim Coll, chief communication officer for the university.





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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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Supervisors support USM project, hear reports on East Hardy bridge

By BETH BUNCH,

The Forrest County Board of Supervisors, Forrest General Hospital and other entities in the vicinity of The University of Southern Mississippi are partnering with the educational facility on an $800,000 project.

The university received a grant to build sidewalks from Hardy Street and Miss. 49 to about 32nd Avenue. 




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