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Boil-Water Notice Lifted in Jackson, Mississippi But Concerns Remain Over Lead

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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and officials of the state’s capital, Jackson, lifted boil-water orders on Thursday, September 16 after a water crisis that lasted nearly 7 weeks. And it’s not over. There are still concerns over lead and copper in the water, and residents are urged to not use the water if they are mixing baby formula.

Along with concerns over still-contaminated water after the boil-water notice was lifted, emergency repairs are still ongoing at the source of the problem, a faulty water treatment plant. In August, heavy rains in central Mississippi changed the quality of water entering water treatment plans, NPR reported.

Water treatment plants took longer to treat the water coming in, water levels in the treatment facilities decreased, and the pressure tanked, which may cause untreated groundwater to come into broken pipes. A boil-water notice was issued even before this happened, after Jackson health officials found cloudy water, and continued with the risk of the untreated water coming through cracked pipes. There were also concerns about the facilities, which had failing water pumps. The notice lasted…

By: Paige Bennett
Title: Boil-Water Notice Lifted in Jackson, Mississippi But Concerns Remain Over Lead
Sourced From: www.ecowatch.com/drinking-water-jackson-mississippi.html
Published Date: 44820

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Four Mississippi schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, four Mississippi schools were named as National Blue Ribbons Schools for 2022 by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

The Mississippi schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools were:

Florence Elementary School, Rankin County School DistrictHayes Cooper Center, Cleveland School DistrictPetal High School, Petal School DistrictOak Grove Lower Elementary School, Lamar County School District

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“National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as exceptional models for improving student outcomes, closing achievement gaps and implementing effective teaching methods,” said Dr. Kim Benton, state superintendent of education, interim. “I congratulate Mississippi’s 2022 honorees, including all teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders, who collectively invest in students’ overall success.”

“I applaud all the honorees for the 2022…

By: Malaysia McCoy
Title: Four Mississippi schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022
Sourced From: www.wjtv.com//state/four-mississippi-schools-named-national-blue-ribbon-schools-for-2022/
Published Date: 44820

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Weekend guide: Here’s the events in Mississippi for Sept. 16-18

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Take some time to unwind with friends, family or yourself this weekend. Below you’ll find a list of some fun events going on this weekend (September 16-18) around Mississippi.

Central Mississippi:

Music at the Muse – Friday – Pearl

Listen to music from The Frontmen: Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Richie McDonald and Mustache The Band at a concert hosted by the City of Pearl and Hinds Community College.
McDonald’s Inspiration Gospel Tour – Friday – Jackson

This free tour celebrates Black faith, culture, and excellence. Donations will support local families served by local Ronald McDonald Houses.
Rez Life Food Truck Frenzy – Saturday – Brandon

Eat delicious food from various food trucks while listening to live music at Lakeshore Park at the Barnett Reservoir.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Saturday – Vicksburg

Hear Blues, Rock & Roll, R&B and Soul musician Christone “Kingfish” Ingram perform at Waterview Casino. Tickets start at $30 each.
Cruizin’ Clinton Car Show – Saturday – Clinton

Fill your Saturday with cars, food, music, activitiesBy: Rachel Hernandez
Title: Weekend guide: Here’s the events in Mississippi for Sept. 16-18
Sourced From: www.wjtv.com//local-news/weekend-guide-heres-the-events-in-mississippi-for-sept-16-18/
Published Date: 44820

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Residents of Mississippi’s capital say racism is at root of water crisis

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announces the state-imposed boil-water notice has been lifted in Mississippi’s capital city after nearly seven weeks, during a Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, conference in Jackson, Miss. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

JACKSON, Miss. — Carey Wooten spent nearly seven weeks hunting for safe drinking water for herself, her two children and three dogs after clocking out each day as a Taco Bell manager, so Gov. Tate Reeves’ announcement that the water is clean again in Mississippi’s capital came as welcome news.

But the crisis in the city of Jackson isn’t over, even if its boil-water advisory was lifted on Thursday. While the state plans to stop handing out free bottled water at sites around the city Saturday night, the city said water pressure still hasn’t been fully restored, and state health officials said lead in some pipes remains so worrisome that pregnant women and young children should still use bottled water.

“The water that’s coming out of my kitchen sink smells like fresh sewage … as soon as you turn it on, it hits you right in the face. It’sBy: DREW COSTLEY – AP Science Writer
Title: Residents of Mississippi’s capital say racism is at root of water crisis
Sourced From: www.pressherald.com/2022/09/16/residents-of-mississippis-capital-say-racism-is-at-root-of-water-crisis/
Published Date: 44820

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Some Mississippi taxpayers get more time to file in wake of Jackson’s water crisis

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District engineers at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant in Jackson, Mississippi, after led to a water crisis in the state’s capital city. The pumping system is getting back online. In the meantime, a couple of Uncle Sam’s agencies are offering residents relief. (USACE photo by Sabrina Dalton via Wikipedia Commons)

Thursday, Sept. 15, is the deadline for most taxpayers who must make third quarter estimated tax payments. Some Mississippi filer, however, get until next February.

But the reason for the extension is not one they, or anyone, would want.

Heavy rains on in late August led to flooding of the Pearl River, which overwhelmed a municipal water pump in Jackson, the Magnolia State capital. Once the pump failed, residents were left without running water.

Taps are working again, but when it resumed, the water wasn’t potable. Or ready for any other normal use as the social media post below shows.

My water just now in Jackson, MS pic.twitter.com/LFfat03dCv

— Molly Minta (@mintamolly) September 9, 2022

The good is that JacksonBy: skbell1
Title: Some Mississippi taxpayers get more time to file in wake of Jackson’s water crisis
Sourced From: www.dontmesswithtaxes.com/2022/09/some-mississippi-taxpayers-get-more-time-to-file-in-wake-of-jacksons-water-crisis-.html
Published Date: 44817

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A sneak peek inside the Viking Mississippi cruise ship docking in the Quad-Cities

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If it weren’t for the Viking Mississippi, Linda Friberg might have never made her way to the Quad-Cities. 
The Chattanooga, Tenn., resident has traveled on Viking ships through European rivers and across the ocean, and boarded the company’s first Mississippi River cruise from Alton, Minn. So far, the experience has been on par with past trips, she said. 
“It’s just what we would expect to see,” Friberg said. “Service has been great and it’s a beautiful ship.” 
The Viking Mississippi set off on its maiden voyage last week, and stopped by Davenport for the second time Tuesday on its way back up the Mississippi River. Once again Quad-City natives stopped by to see the large vessel anchored at port while passengers were bused to excursions at the Figge Art , Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center and more. 
A quiet atmosphere had settled over the ship, with staff cleaning rooms and preparing food for lunch and dinner. With five decks and 193 staterooms that can fit 386 guests, the Viking Mississippi isBy: BROOKLYN DRAISEY bdraisey@qctimes.com
Title: A sneak peek inside the Viking Mississippi cruise ship docking in the Quad-Cities
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Published Date: 44817

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Brian Kelly breaks down challenges Mississippi State’s air-raid offense will pose on Saturday

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Coach Brian ’s first SEC game won’t come against a typical SEC opponent, at least from a schematic perspective.
Mississippi State is in the third season of the Mike Leach experiment after poaching the seasoned coach from Washington State. Leach is a disciple of Hal Mumme, the architect of the “air-raid” offense, and he’s one of only a handful of coaches to keep the concept alive in 2022.
Essentially, the air-raid is a spread offense that generally features four receivers out wide with one running back in the backfield with the quarterback in the shotgun. As the name would suggest, it’s characterized by high-volume passing.
At his press conference on Monday, Kelly broke down the challenge Leach’s offense will pose in his SEC coaching debut.
“I have such great respect for coach Leach, and obviously, it starts with the offense,” Kelly said. “It is a precision offense, it is extremely well-coached and there’s a level of, I would say, patience and persistence that you need on defense because ifBy: LSU Tigers Wire
Title: Brian Kelly breaks down challenges Mississippi State’s air-raid offense will pose on Saturday
Sourced From: lsutigerswire.usatoday.com/2022/09/13/lsu-football-brian-kelly-air-raid-mississippi-state-mike-leach/
Published Date: 44817

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Mississippi Water CRISIS, Is CORPORATE GREED To Blame? 2020 Settlement Resurfaces: Rising REACTS

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USA Today reports that some residents of Jackson, Miss., are experiencing brown water coming out of their faucets, and while the city said it has restored water pressure, people are still getting contaminated water. # #Jackson #contaminationcontrol

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Title: Mississippi Water CRISIS, Is CORPORATE GREED To Blame? 2020 Settlement Resurfaces: Rising REACTS
Sourced From: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhOtSFAyf5s
Published Date: 44817

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The EPA is investigating the Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis as residents remain under a boil-water advisory. Here’s what it would take to end it

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The US Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the water crisis that has affected the roughly 150,000 residents of Jackson, Mississippi, who remain under a boil-water advisory.

“I can confirm that the EPA Office of Inspector General began sending personnel to Jackson to collect data and conduct interviews,” Jennifer Kaplan, a spokesperson for the office, told CNN Sunday. Similar investigations into the tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, led to criminal charges and a slew of lawsuits.

Weeks after the city’s main water treatment plant began failing, leaving Jackson residents without drinking water, water pressure has been restored. But the liquid coming out of taps is still unsafe to drink.

“There are still concerns around the consumption of that water,” Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” according to a transcript of the interview.

The city’s boil-water advisory, issued more than six weeks ago, means tap water must be boiled before being used to drink,By: unknown
Title: The EPA is investigating the Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis as residents remain under a boil-water advisory. Here’s what it would take to end it
Sourced From: www.cnn.com/2022/09/12/us/jackson-mississippi-water-crisis-epa-investigation/index.html
Published Date: 44816

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CDC confirms 48 monkeypox cases in Mississippi

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 48 cases of monkeypox in Mississippi as of Friday, September 9.

Leaders with the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirmed the first case in the state on Monday, July 25.

Courtesy: MSDH
Though the CDC does not provide information about monkeypox cases by county at this time, MSDH provided a breakdown of cases by public health district.

A total of 21,894 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in the United States.

In July, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a global emergency. On August 4, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

Mississippi pediatrician discusses spread of monkeypox cases

Monkeypox, clinically known as orthopox, is a disease related to smallpox—or variola—though monkeypox is typically less severe.

Health experts said transmission can occur with close skin-to skin contact – kissing, cuddling or sex – with an infected person. Transmission can also occur by touching clothing or linens, bedding, or towels of an infectedBy: Biancca Ball
Title: CDC confirms 48 monkeypox cases in Mississippi
Sourced From: www.wjtv.com/living-local/focused-on-health/cdc-confirms-48-monkeypox-cases-in-mississippi/
Published Date: 44816

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