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Jacob Gallant


Ridgeland, MS, United States

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Recent articles by Jacob:

School board ‘disappointed’ with board member after slur used during meeting

A Lawrence County School Board member was captured on video using a slur to refer to students. → Read More

Utility cutoff suspension ends Tuesday

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi’s Public Service Commission order suspending utility cutoffs ends Tuesday, May 26. This applied to all water, sewer, electricity and gas services. Utilities could not get shut off if not paid for. The order was extended for an additional 14 days on May 12. → Read More

Miss. lawmakers seek to navigate economy dented by COVID-19

Tuesday, state lawmakers will see what kind of financial shape Mississippi is in. → Read More

Entertainment venues reopen with restrictions

Governor Tate Reeves’s safer-at-home order was set to expire on Memorial Day, but it’s been extended until June 1. → Read More

Gov. Reeves ‘excited’ to provide guidelines for Miss. churches to start in-person services

Reeves said he has good news for churchgoers. → Read More

Rapper overcomes odds to earn master’s from JSU; was declared dead 3 times

Local rapper Kirk Williams earned his degree from Jackson State University at age 36 this year. → Read More

Police chase ends in murder-suicide, source says

Law enforcement officers chased a kidnapping suspect for close to an hour Friday morning. → Read More

Police chase ends in murder-suicide, source says

Law enforcement officers chased a kidnapping suspect for close to an hour Friday morning. → Read More

Eviction suspension ends June 1 in Miss.

Tuesday, Reeves announced new social distancing guidelines for seven counties in the state. → Read More

Veteran at Mississippi State Veterans Home dies of COVID-19

A veteran at Mississippi State Veterans Home died of COVID-19 complications. → Read More

Mississippi extends tax filing deadline to July 15

The deadline now matches up with the federal tax day, which was moved to July 15 months ago. → Read More

Mississippi pastor advances to top 9 on ‘The Voice’

After stunning judges weeks ago in the first audition rounds, Todd has been on a roll. → Read More

Reeves defends stance on relief funds: ‘The emergency is right now’

Earlier in the day, the Mississippi Legislature voiced their displeasure over the way Reeves plans to use $1.25 billion in relief money from the CARES Act. → Read More

4 Meridian police officers indicted for theft, embezzlement

Each faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. → Read More

Senators, Gov. praise federal, local response to COVID-19

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves discusses the state’s latest efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Man charged in drive-by shooting at ‘Duck Dynasty’ estate

Two homes owned by “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson in West Monroe were struck by gunfire on Friday afternoon. → Read More

Man wanted after double shooting in Magee

Magee Police Department is investigating a double shooting that happened Thursday night. → Read More

Attorney General to sue China on behalf of Mississippi

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch will file a lawsuit against China over the COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance now available in Mississippi

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is now available for applications. Mississippians can apply at www.mdes.ms.gov or by calling 1-833-919-0334 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. → Read More

Gov. Reeves unveils new programs to assist during pandemic

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is set to host his daily briefing on COVID-19. → Read More