Solar energy is on the rise in southeastern states, but Mississippi is lagging behind; less than 1 percent of the state’s electricity comes from solar power. Our region and nation remain heavily dependent on dirty, expensive fossil fuels. Fortunately, Mississippi has a secret weapon in the fight for affordable, clean energy: rural electric cooperatives.
A child has died of an influenza infection for the first time since May 2020, the Mississippi State Health Department reported this week. The state reported two child deaths from influenza in 2020, but flu activity levels plummeted as residents followed social-distancing guidelines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.