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Mississippi governor to answer questions about COVID-19 on Facebook

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (file photo)

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves will answer questions about the COVID-19 novel coronavirus via a live Facebook event on Tuesday.

The governor hopes to address questions about the state’s response at 3 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/tatereeves/.

Before the event, go to Reeves’ Facebook page to add your questions to the post announcing the event.

The state has 12 cases of the virus according to the last update from the Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday.

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March 16 SKYWARN Training Course canceled

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The SKYWARN Training originally scheduled for today has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

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The Vicksburg Amateur Radio Club and the Warren County Emergency Management Agency will host a SKYWARN Training Course on March 16.

The course will be presented by Science and Operations Officer Chad Entremont and Senior Meteorologist Heather Stanley of the National Weather Service in Jackson. The subject matter will focus on tornado weather experienced in Mississippi.

SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The course is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at Goldie’s Trail BBQ, 2430 South Frontage Road. Supper can be ordered from the menu at 5:30 p.m. if attendees wish to eat before the presentation.

There is no charge for the course, but reservations are needed to accommodate the projected attendance. Please call Malcolm Keown at 601-636-0827 to reserve your spot.

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Vicksburg YMCA to preview facility upgrades at Business After Hours

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The Vicksburg YMCA will showcase its new fitness center at the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on March 18.

The event, hosted at the Vicksburg YMCA’s flagship location, the Purks YMCA at 267 YMCA Place, is Wednesday, March 18, at 5 p.m.

In addition to the new fitness center, the Y will provide a preview into other construction upgrades of the campus. The Vicksburg YMCA expansion plans include expanded child-care service, more youth sports, a multipurpose facility, expansion of the fitness center and updated parking.

For more information about the Vicksburg YMCA visit www.vicksburgymca.com or call 601-638-1071.

For information about the Vicksburg-Warren Chamber of Commerce, visit https://vicksburgusa.com/.

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