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1769 Horace H Hayden cofounded 1st dental college 1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914) 1890 Conrad Richter, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1968) 1891 Irene Rich, American actress (d. 1988) 1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978) 1900 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (d. 1997) 1902 Arna Wendell Bontemps, American writer (d. 1973) 1909 Herbert “Herblock” Block, American cartoonist (d. 2001) 1917 George Osmond, American patriach of The Osmonds (d. 2007) 1917 Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (d. 1985) 1918 Robert Hudson Walker, American actor (d. 1951) 1920 Albert Hague Berlin Germany, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame) 1920 Nipsey Russell Atlanta Ga, comedian (Car 54, Barefoot in the Park) 1920 Laraine Day, American actress (d. 2007) 1925 Lenny Bruce, American comedian (d. 1966) 1925 Margaret Thatcher, English politician 1926 Walter “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2008) 1927 Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist 1930 Bruce Geller, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 1978) 1931 Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (d. 2001) 1932 Jack Colvin, American actor (d. 2005) 1939 Melinda Dillon, American actress 1940 Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist 1941 Paul Simon, American singer and musician (Simon & Garfunkel) 1942 Jerry Jones, American football team owner 1942 Rutanya Alda, American actress 1942 Pamela Tiffin, American film actress 1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player 1944 Robert Lamm, American musician (Chicago) 1946 Demond Wilson Valdosta Ga, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I’m Back) 1946 Lacy J Dalton country singer (Blue Eyed Blues) 1947 Sammy Hagar, American singer (Van Halen) 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster 1948 John Ford Coley, American musician 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996) 1952 Beverly Johnson, American supermodel 1952 John Lone, Hong Kong actor 1954 George Frazier, American baseball player 1957 Reggie Theus, American basketball player and head coach 1959 Marie Osmond, American entertainer 1960 Joey Belladonna, American musician (Anthrax) 1960 Tim Brewster, American football coach 1960 Ari Fleischer, American White House press secretary to George W. Bush 1961 Doc Rivers, American basketball player and coach 1962 T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, American actress 1962 Kelly Preston, American actress 1962 Jerry Rice, American football player 1964 Allen Covert, American actor 1964 Christopher Judge, American actor 1967 Scott Cooper, American baseball player 1967 Trevor Hoffman, American baseball player 1967 Kate Walsh, American actress 1968 Tisha Campbell-Martin, American actress and singer 1969 Rhett Akins, American country singer 1969 Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater 1969 Cady McClain, American actress 1970 Mel Jackson, American actor and musician 1971 Billy Bush, American TV host 1973 Brian Dawkins, American football player 1973 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist 1977 Paul Pierce, American basketball player 1977 Kiele Sanchez, American actress 1978 Jermaine O’Neal, American basketball player 1980 Ashanti, American singer 1981 Taylor Buchholz, American baseball player 1984 Frank Simek, American footballer 1987 Ashley Newbrough, American actress 1992 Aaron Dismuke, American voice actor]]]]> ]]>

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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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