Six questions to ask the nursing home

If you have a loved one currently in a nursing home, you are probably worried about their health and safety amid the ongoing pandemic. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently released a list of questions to ask the nursing home. Has anyone in the nursing home tested positive for COVID-19? What is the … Continue reading “Six questions to ask the nursing home”

Stennis Space Center had a hand in tomorrow’s SpaceX launch

NASA’s SpaceX launch was supposed to take place on Wednesday, however Mother Nature had other plans. The launch is now scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, and Stennis Space Center Deputy Director Randy Galloway joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk about the historic event. “This is the first time we are going to launch an … Continue reading “Stennis Space Center had a hand in tomorrow’s SpaceX launch”

Mississippi casinos brought in $33 million over Memorial Day weekend

Going into the second weekend of casinos being back open, Larry Gregory of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association is quite pleased with the numbers from this past weekend. “We had a great weekend,” Gregory said. “We opened up, or reopened up, at a great time on Memorial Day weekend. I’m happy to report, statewide, … Continue reading “Mississippi casinos brought in $33 million over Memorial Day weekend”

State Health Officer: now is not the time to relax

As of yesterday, the state of Mississippi has seen 13,731 cases of COVID-19 with 652 deaths induced by the virus. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs joined The Gallo Show this morning to stress the fact that the pandemic has not ended, so people need to stop acting like it has. “We are still in … Continue reading “State Health Officer: now is not the time to relax”

Mississippi restaurateur looks for seating capacity to be lifted

All restaurants in Mississippi have been granted the ability to reopen their dining areas at 50 percent capacity, but one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurateurs is hoping the capacity restriction will be lifted sooner rather than later. Robert St. John, who owns six restaurants and two bars, does not foresee the fifty percent capacity rule … Continue reading “Mississippi restaurateur looks for seating capacity to be lifted”

Grammy Museum Mississippi works through COVID-19

With Governor Tate Reeves’ announcement that museums will be allowed to open come Monday, the Grammy Museum Mississippi and its director, Emily Havens, are looking forward to reopening within the coming weeks. “We are working on our reopening plan now, and I hope to announce the day of reopening very soon,” Havens said. Although the … Continue reading “Grammy Museum Mississippi works through COVID-19”

Senate Corrections Committee chairman sees a bright future for MDOC

Recently, Governor Tate Reeves announced that longtime Angola Prison warden Burl Cain has been chosen as the next commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). Senator Juan Barnett, who serves as the chairman of the Senate Corrections Committee, is “trusting the process” and believes Cain will eventually prove a good fit for a prison … Continue reading “Senate Corrections Committee chairman sees a bright future for MDOC”

MEMA has distributed 2.25 million masks

Yesterday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced that they have distributed 2.25 million masks across the state. “There’s been a lot of work that’s been done,” MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel said. “We’ve come a long way over the last 60 days on this effort, and I’m so proud of the folks I’ve been … Continue reading “MEMA has distributed 2.25 million masks”

Even with help of income tax, DOR expects “prolonged recovery”

As legislators wrap up the budget for fiscal year 2020 and move towards creating the budget for fiscal year 2021, they are expecting major losses in revenue, however, the collection of income tax may help soften the blow. On May 6, the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that they were extending the deadline to … Continue reading “Even with help of income tax, DOR expects “prolonged recovery””

Refusing to return to work can result in loss of benefits

With the economy beginning to reopen, some people who have been entitled to unemployment benefits throughout the pandemic are hesitant to return to work. Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) officials Jackie Turner and Timothy Rush recently joined The Gallo Show to talk about “the new norm” of trying to evaluate whether individuals should still … Continue reading “Refusing to return to work can result in loss of benefits”

Budget projections present lawmakers with massive challenge

Yesterday, State Economist Darrin Webb informed lawmakers that he expects the state of Mississippi to suffer from a $1.2 billion decrease in tax revenue by mid-2021, in comparison to what was projected prior to the pandemic. “What Darrin Webb said is obviously a projection, but nevertheless, it’s the best information we have,” Speaker of the … Continue reading “Budget projections present lawmakers with massive challenge”

Mayfield: changing business world vitalizes community colleges

The coronavirus pandemic has altered business models—both immediate and long term—for companies and organizations across the country. Dr. Andrea Mayfield, who is the executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, thinks this evolution of the business provides a wonderful opportunity for people to use community colleges to gain the newly required skillsets employers will … Continue reading “Mayfield: changing business world vitalizes community colleges”