Free protective mask giveaway underway in county

  From Staff Reports __________ Perry Countians in need of a protective mask to help curb the spread of Covid-19 can pick one up for free at several locations around the county. The Perry County EMA was recently given 7,500 masks by MEMA and the MSDH for distribution to local citizens. These masks will be…

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Fulmers turn setback into ministry

Molly’s Hands of Hope meant to bring comfort to those facing crisis alone By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ In just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its ear. Many families across our state and country have dealt with the tragic loss of a loved one due to the virus.…

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Drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic set for Richton this Wednesday

Special to the Herald Residents of Perry County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites. The testing site will be open Wednesday, April 22 at the…

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Governor Reeves Extends Shelter-In-Place by 7 Days; Enables Safe Sales by “Non-Essential” Businesses

Special to The Dispatch Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the statewide shelter-in-place by 7 days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales. The Governor’s new executive order extends the expiration date of his previous order to Monday, April 27th. “I wanted to come here today and announce that…

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Governor issues statewide shelter in place order

From Staff Reports __________ Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday issued a statewide shelter-in-place order witht he goal of keeping the state’s healthcare system from being overwhelmed by the new new Covid-19 coronavirus. Reeves said during a Tuesday press conference that the order would go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. and would be strictly enforced…

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