“I’m committed to the Mississippi Free Press because this is an outlet trying to do it all. We strive for deep, timely reporting from well-supported journalists with a real dedication to Mississippi, and we are doing it without paywalls. It’s not an easy path. There aren’t any shortcuts. And most of us are too stubborn to take them anyway,” reporter Nick Judin writes.
Mississippi is now in the early stages of the predicted surge of the omicron variant of coronavirus, with the Mississippi State Department of Health announcing 7,058 new cases of COVID-19 over the long Christmas holiday.