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Officials remain mum on suspension, investigation of Mississippi's chief medical examiner


 

Mississippi Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Mark LeVaughn is being investigated by the attorney general’s office and has been placed on administrative leave, but officials are saying little about the case.

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Griffis defeats Westbrooks for Supreme Court seat after delay in counting votes

Central District Justice Kenny Griffis, an appointee of former Gov. Phil Bryant, has won a full eight-year term on the Mississippi Supreme Court. 

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Thomas Hudson named new JSU president

Interim Jackson State University president Thomas Hudson has been named president, the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees announced Thursday.

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Our Mississippi Today members received a link to shop at the Mississippi Today online store Monday. If you are a member, look for the November edition of The Exclusive from Membership and Audience Manager Elizabeth Hambuchen in your inbox.

The store opens for all of our readers Monday, November 23. We'll give you the link here in The Today next week. Stay tuned!

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The Black College Football Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2021 on Thursday, and three of the six inductees played college football in Mississippi.

SWAC standouts, all-pro football heroes after their college careers, will be inducted in Atlanta next June.

Cases as of Thursday, Nov. 18

New cases: 1,395 New Deaths: 19

COVID-19 Weekly Update: The seven-day new case average reached 1,143 today, a 54% increase since the start of November and the highest mark since Aug. 3. 

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COVID-19 in Schools Weekly Update: This past week saw the weekly number of students, teachers and staff rise sharply, with 1,546 people contracting COVID-19 the week of Nov. 9-13.

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Mask Mandate: A total of 22 counties are under a mask mandate. The counties are Benton, Carroll, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Harrison, Hinds, Humphreys, Itawamba, Jackson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Leflore, Lee, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Pontotoc, Rankin, Tate, Winston and Yalobusha.

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Sponsored by TrustCare for Kids, Art Lessons: Live with Marshall Ramsey is back. Join Marshall on Facebook Live Friday, November 20, at noon as he draws a cartoon, tells a few stories and interacts with you. 
 
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