Month: November 2020

Governor Tate Reeves Announces Additional COVID-19 Measures Until December 11

Governor Tate Reeves has announced additional counties that have qualified and met certain requirements to be placed under mask mandates with his “Safe Recovery” executive order that is in effect until December 11th. Those additional counties are: Alcorn, Attala, Bolivar, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lowndes, Neshoba, Panola, Perry, Prentiss, Stone, Tippah, …

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Governor Tate Reeves Adds Additional Counties Under Mask Mandate

Governor Tate Reeves has announced additional counties that have qualified to be under mask mandates under his “Safe Recovery” executive order that is in effect through December 11th. The following counties are: Hinds, Madison, Pontotoc, Tate, Winston, Itawamba, and Montgomery counties. As of now, 22 of Mississippi’s 82 counties are included in this executive order. …

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Governor Tate Reeves Extends Executive Order Fighting COVID-19

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that he has extended his “Safe Recovery” executive order through December 11. It had been set to expire today. The governor also reset his county-specific orders, using the applicable data. The counties that now qualify for additional measures including mask requirements are Benton, Carroll, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Harrison, Humphreys, Jackson, …

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Amazon Creating More Than 1,000 Full-Time Jobs at State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center

Amazon will launch a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Madison County, creating more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs, with industry-leading pay and comprehensive benefits. This fulfillment center will be the first facility in the state to feature Amazon’s innovative robotics technology. “The fact that Amazon has chosen to invest in Mississippi again is a testament …

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) to U.S. Coast Guard

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) to the U.S. Coast Guard. This is the official transfer of custody of the ship from HII to the Coast Guard. Stone is scheduled to sail away from the shipyard at the end of this year to its homeport in Charleston, …

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Watch a Livestream Demonstration of the MS Online Workforce College

The Mississippi Online Workforce College (MSOWC) recently unveiled the Online Workforce College during a livestream event on Monday, November 9, 2020. Dr. Andrea Mayfield, Executive Director of the Mississippi Community College Board, and Dr. Jesse Smith, President of Jones College, led the call. The Online Workforce College provides an innovative online approach for skills-based training …

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MDA MS Rental Assistance Grant Program Deadline November 15

November 15th is the deadline to submit applications to the Mississippi Rental Assistance Grant Program through the Mississippi Development Authority. The $20 million grant program allows for commercial landlords to apply as well as residential landlords. Click the link below to view the website with FAQs, Program Info, Regulatory Rules, and the Application Portal Click …

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MDES Phone Numbers Change in Contact Center to Better Serve Mississippians

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has announced a change in phone numbers for their Contact Center in an effort to streamline services for Mississippians requiring assistance with Unemployment Insurance Assistance. The new numbers go into effect Thursday, November 12, 2020. Claimants should call 601-493-9427 or 601-326-1119 for the following services: To file unemployment claims, …

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