Tag Archives: Tate Reeves

MISSISSIPPI: Thousands Of Students And Teachers Told To Quarantine As Hundreds Test Positive For COVID-19

The Mississippi Free Press reports: Even as public schools across Mississippi reported hundreds of new COVID-19 cases among students and teachers, dozens more schools opened up today. In Hinds County, Gov. Tate Reeves arrived for his press conference today and immediately launched into a discussion of the latest news. After the governor was done with his initial remarks, around 10 …

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GOP Mississippi Gov Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

The Kentucky Herald-Ledger reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he’s setting a statewide order for people to wear masks in public amid a recent surge in cases of the new coronavirus. The Republican also delayed the start of the school year for upper grades in eight counties that are hard-hit by COVID-19. Reeves also said he will sign …

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MS Gov Mandates Face Masks In 13 Counties [VIDEO]

The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is mandating masks and limiting social gatherings by early next week in Harrison, Jackson and 11 other counties with high spread of COVID-19, he said at his regular news conference Thursday afternoon. He said masks must be worn in these counties in “all shopping environments” and at social gatherings. Social gatherings in …

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MS Gov Says He Would Sign Bill To Change State Flag

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi lawmakers could vote in the next few days to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Saturday, for the first time, that he would sign a bill to change the flag …

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Mississippi Sees Renewed Fight Over State Flag [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi has used the Confederate emblem in its flag since 1894, when white supremacists in state government adopted it after Reconstruction. Georgia put a large Confederate battle symbol on its state flag in 1956, during a backlash to the civil rights movement. That state purged the symbol from its banner in 2001 — the same year …

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MS Gov Congratulates Graduate “Harry Azcrac” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: It’s a prank that would make Bart Simpson proud. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves was duped into congratulating a curiously named student — Harry Azcrac — during a virtual graduation ceremony. In the video, streamed on Facebook Live, Reeves sends his well wishes to the school’s valedictorian before running down the list of newly minted graduates. …

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MS Governor Proclaims Confederate Heritage Month

The Jackson Free Press reports: As coronavirus spiked across the state, the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans posted a copy of an April 3 state proclamation naming this month as “Confederate Heritage Month.” Gov. Tate Reeves apparently signed the proclamation two days after he did an about-face and issued a statewide shelter-at-home order due to rising COVID-19 infections in Mississippi. …

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GOP Mississippi Governor Orders Statewide Lockdown

Biloxi’s ABC News affiliate reports: Governor Tate Reeves has signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday, a number of cities across the state issued their own orders asking residents to stay at home, and establishing curfews for overnight hours. Wednesday, the Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,073 confirmed cases …

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GOP MS Gov Rejects Lockdown: We’ll Never Be China

The Jackson Free Press reports: “It is my goal to make sure we make good, solid decisions based on experts,” the governor said in an afternoon Facebook Live address, where he took questions from Mississippi residents. “No one at the State Department of Health has recommended that we have a statewide shelter-in-place order,” Reeves added. One Mississippian asked the governor …

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MS Gov Does Live Bible Reading Because THAT Helps

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Because church/state separation apparently goes out the window whenever there’s a crisis to exploit, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves spent the morning leading the state in Christian prayer from his office. I guess there’s nothing else he needed to be doing. Between three Bible readings, two prayers, and a bizarre statement telling God “Thank …

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Mississippi Postpones GOP Primary Runoff Over Virus

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state’s 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus. The new date is June 23. Mississippi joins a number of other states that have postponed elections amid the global pandemic. “We face an unprecedented health crisis. Conducting an election …

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