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1755 Gilbert Stuart US, portrait painter (painted Washington) 1795 Sir Rowland Hill introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840) 1806 Henry Alexander Wise Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1876 1809 Thomas Alfred Davies Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899 1822 Charles Adam Heckman Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 1826 George Brinton McClellan Major General (Union Army), died in 1885 1829 Green Berry Raum Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1909 1838 Cleveland Abbe US, meteorologist (Father of the Weather Bureau) 1907 Connee Boswell New Orleans LA, singer (Pete Kelly’s Blues) 1923 Tom Fears NFL end (Los Angeles Rams) 1927 Ferlin Husky country singer (Born to Lose, Gone) 1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas actress/singer (Outland, Comics) 1929 Clarence Ford sax player 1930 Andy Williams Wall Lake IA, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) 1937 Bobby Allison auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500) 1937 Stephen Rubin English attorney/shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas) 1941 Mary Alice Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World) 1943 Valerie Perrine Galveston TX, actress (Slaughterhouse 5) 1948 Ozzy Osbourne England, rock vocalist (Black Sabbath-Bark at the Moon) 1949 Mickey Thomas Cairo GA, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship) 1951 James Turner Brewer Maywood IL, basketball player (Olympics-silver-1972) 1952 Don Barnes rock guitarist (38 Special) 1952 Duane Roland rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet) 1954 Paul Gregg country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels) 1955 Melody Anderson Edmonton Alberta, actress (Natalie Dillon-All My Children, Flash Gordon, Brooke-Manimal) 1960 Daryl Hannah actress (Splash, Blade Runner) 1961 Julianne Moore actress (Lost World, 9 Months) 1962 Tammy Jackson WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets) 1964 Darryl Hamilton Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers) 1964 Toi Cook cornerback (Carolina Panthers) 1967 Greg Sutton NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers) 1968 Brendan Fraser Indianapolis IN, actor (School Ties, 20 Bucks) 1969 Ed King NFL guard (New Orleans Saints) 1969 Kwamie Lassiter NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals) 1970 Lindsey Hunter NBA guard (Detroit Pistons) 1970 Paul Byrd Louisville KY, pitcher (New York Mets) 1972 Eva Nemcova WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers) 1973 Brian Loyd Lynwood CA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96) 1974 Ralph Staten safety (Baltimore Ravens) 1975 Lauren E Roman Wilmington NC, actress (Laura Kirk-All My Children) 1980 Anna Chlumsky Chicago IL, actress (My Girl) 1981 Brian Bonsall actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)]]]]> ]]>

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Governor adds seven counties to list of those under stricter COVID-19 measures

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Gov. Tate Reeves during April 22 news conference. (Photo via video screen grab)

Monday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves added seven counties to the list of those in the state that will fall under more restrictive COVID-19 measures effective Wednesday, Oct. 21.

With cases and hospitalizations rising in the state, last week Reeves put nine counties under the stricter measures, which include a mask mandate in nearly all indoor situations other than at voting precincts.

The 16 counties are:

  • Benton
  • Carroll
  • Chickasaw
  • Claiborne
  • DeSoto
  • Forrest
  • Harrison
  • Itawamba
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Lamar
  • Leake
  • Lee
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Neshoba

The governor’s criteria for stricter measures includes more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents or more than 200 cases over a two-week period. The most recent period under scrutiny was Monday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 18.

The measures also mandate hospitals to reserve 10% of their capacity for COVID-19 patients, and limit gathering to groups of 10 indoors and 50 outdoors.

Asked why Reeves excluded polling places from the mandates, the governor indicated he would not interfere with a citizen’s right to vote by forcing voters to wear masks. He does expect most voters to wear masks at the polls and to practice social distancing, however.

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Flaggs to recommend allowing the bar at LD’s Kitchen to reopen

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(photo by David Day)

On Tuesday morning, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. plans to recommend to the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen that the bar and lounge of LD’s Kitchen be allowed to reopen under new management, enhanced security features and capacity restrictions, effective Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.

The bar and lounge portion of LD’s Kitchen, located at 1111 Mulberry St., was ordered closed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen earlier this month following a late-night shooting Oct. 6 that left three people injured. Wade Carter, 31, subsequently died of his injuries Oct. 9.

The suspected shooter, James Earl Winters, 29, remains at large.

On Oct. 8, Flaggs announced he would seek to have the bar declared a public nuisance.

“He wanted another opportunity to keep his legacy, his business open,” Flaggs said about owner L.D. Prentiss when asked what changed his mind.

The mayor indicated that he has been in discussions with Prentiss’ attorney Marshall Sanders to come to a resolution. The agreement will avoid court and litigation costs for the city.

Prentiss, who waived the right to a hearing before the board, agreed to have someone else manage the bar portion of the business, to new hours (opening at 6 p.m.) and additional security measures. The resolution will likely be released to the public Tuesday afternoon.

In a conversation about the resolution, the mayor said South Ward Alderman Alex Montour will probably not agree to the resolution; however, the mayor expects North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield to sign off, giving Flaggs the majority needed.

Before the bar opens again, Police Chief Milton Moore will do walk through to ensure the agreement is being adhered to, Flaggs said.

“I’m willing to give him another shot at this,” he said.

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Warren County taking over repairs to sinkhole on Mt. Alban Road

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Warren County has taken over repairs to a sinkhole on Mt. Alban and Culkin roads.

The sinkhole opened Friday morning caused by a water line leak. The leak was repaired and the road patched Friday afternoon by the Culkin Water District, but the repairs did not withstand the torrential rain Friday night.

County Engineer Keith O’Keefe informed the Warren County Board of Supervisors Monday morning during a work session that he and County Road Manager Jamie Cain had visited the site over the weekend and again this morning. O’Keefe said he felt County Road Management was better equipped to handle the repairs in a timely manner.

The sinkhole, and the cavern that developed under the road, was from an abandoned water line that had been leaking for an extended period. District 1 Supervisor Edward Herring expressed his concerns that there were other, similar issues throughout the district.

O’Keefe said the county crews would compact the soil and use rock on top. He added that they would allow the area to settle before repairing the asphalt.

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