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A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the capture of Mississippi State Penitentiary escapee Arthur Lestrick.
The number of deaths in Sunflower County due to COVID-19 has now apparently hit nine.
Mississippi’s representatives in Washington are leading the charge in seeking relief for rural hospitals that are affected more every day by the coronavirus.
Sunflower County’s total confirmed COVID-19 patients are fast approaching the 400 mark. A recent surge sent the count over 300 just before The E-T’s press deadline last week.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to four crashes over the Fourth of July weekend that resulted in fatalities.













State has 1st West Nile Virus death

The Mississippi Department of Health said Monday that a Grenada County resident is the first West Nile virus death in the state for 2017. It reported nine new cases in the last week, bringing the state total to 19 for 2017. Sunflower County has not had a case this year. Forrest and Hinds counties lead the state with four each.


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