MSDH offers monkeypox vaccine info

The Mississippi Department of Health has issued a release saying eligible individuals can now make their own appointments for monkeypox vaccinations through the Monkeypox Vaccine Scheduler by visiting monkeypoxvaccine.msdh.ms.gov. Appointments for monkeypox vaccination can be made at any of the nine designated county health department locations throughout the state. Both first dose and second dose … Read more

City of Natchez welcomes new Mississippi River cruise ship

On September 29, the city of Natchez will welcome Viking Mississippi, the Mississippi River’s newest state-of-art vessel. Inspired by Viking’s award-winning river and ocean cruise ships known throughout the world for excellence and luxury, Viking Mississippi now opens a new chapter of history for river travel on the world’s mightiest river. This marks the first … Read more

Officials consider Mississippi Cannabis Patient Seminar in Oxford a success

Medical marijuana advocates say they consider Mississippi’s first medical cannabis patient seminar in Oxford as an overwhelming success. Hundreds of patients, caregivers, practitioners, dispensaries, cultivators, and advocates packed Oxford’s Hampton Inn Conference Center. Attendees and residents were lining up in advance before the event even started. “The demand has been overwhelming as more and more … Read more

Mississippi College homecoming features MC graduate Broadway performer

A special Homecoming concert featuring a Broadway performer who is one of the most commercially successful graduates in the Department of Music’s history. A pair of one-act productions that represent the first on-stage operas performed in Clinton in recent years. The return of a cherished yuletide tradition and night of worshipful music arranged by a … Read more

Mississippi College named among USA’s best Christian colleges and universities

Mississippi College has found its niche among the nation’s finest Christian institutions of higher learning, according to a website considered the “market leader” in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. Niche, a data and review company that has helped millions of students from K-12 through graduate school discover and connect with the best … Read more

Nine graduate from Jackson County Intervention Court

Special to Darkhorse Press “Mommy!” a child exclaimed excitedly from the audience as nine people filed into Jackson County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, in Pascagoula. Family and friends, court staff and visitors gathered to celebrate their graduation from the Nineteenth Judicial District Intervention Court. The longest time spent in the program was … Read more

Former Deputy Warden at Parchman Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting Inmate

Melvin Hilson, 50, a former deputy warden at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for violating an inmate’s civil rights in 2016. On May 26, Hilson pleaded guilty in federal court to willfully depriving an inmate of his constitutional right to be … Read more

USM professor collaborates on project to examine “cancel culture”

By Van Arnold The University of Southern Mississippi Dr. Katie Howie, Assistant Professor of Marketing at The University of Southern Mississippi, is collaborating with two international scholars to study ramifications of the growing phenomenon known as “cancel culture.” Howie and her research colleagues – Dr. Jessica Vredenburg (Auckland University of Technology), New Zealand and Dr. … Read more

Medical cannabis companies partner to promote education, awareness and research

A medical cannabis company and a patients’ alliance coalition have teamed up to promote patient education and research. On Tuesday, the Mississippi Cannabis Patients Alliance and Southern Sky Brands announced that Southern Sky has given the largest medical cannabis donation for patient education, awareness, and research efforts for Mississippi’s patients in our state’s history. With … Read more

Clarksdale woman admits to scheme involving RAMP Emergency Rental Assistance Fraud

A judgment was entered against a Clarksdale woman last week in connection with a scheme to defraud the United States of more than $81,505 in Rental Assistance for Mississippians Program funds distributed by the Mississippi Home Corporation under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to court documents, Sylnanceia Saffold, 30, of … Read more