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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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State health department issues new recommendations for face masks

By STAFF REPORTS,

Given the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and the increased risk of exposure to both the health care provider and the patient, the Mississippi State Department of Health now recommends that health care workers wear a face covering, either manufactured or an appropriate cloth mask, throughout the workday.


Extra Table launches #NowMoreThanEver fundraiser to help with food stocks during coronavirus pandemic

By HASKEL BURNS,

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Extra Table in Hattiesburg is kicking off a new campaign aimed at helping the organization increase the amount of healthy food it sends to food pantries throughout Mississippi in order to better serve its clients in this time of need.


Southern Miss, William Carey take precautions, talk COVID-19 response

By JOSHUA WILSON,

With COVID-19 infections rising across the United States, Hattiesburg’s two universities are making preparations for a possible outbreak.

University of Southern Mississippi officials have halted all university-sponsored domestic and international travel “regardless of the mode of transportation.”



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THE AMERICAN DREAM

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Several years ago, country music legend and noted Mississippian Marty Stuart and I were on the dais of a radio show.

While we were each waiting our turn to go on the air, we struck up a conversation about one of my favorite subjects, and most certainly one of his, our home state, Mississippi.




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