CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky in a red blazer, standing against a blue CDC backgroup

CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium For Every Mississippi County as Delta Variant Surges

The Centers for Disease Control issued a last minute eviction moratorium Tuesday evening, temporarily staving off an immense surge in evictions in the middle of one of the worst waves of coronavirus the U.S. has seen thus far. While the moratorium is targeted only at areas of “substantial or high spread” of the virus, Mississippi’s dangerously climbing infections have put every county in the state in one of those categories, firmly halting all evictions until transmission declines precipitously and remains low, or until Oct. 3.

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Major Robert Lyle passing out food to the homeless

A Shower, Then a Hotel: Service on the Critical Front Line of Solving Homelessness

Realtor and Flowood resident Teresa Renkenberger founded Shower Power and has been courting homeless Mississippians since 2019, offering free showers and hot tea to them once a week. But, when the temperature began to drop in Jackson first in January and then a major freeze hit in February, she was full of concern that some of the people she has developed relationships with might die out there in the cold from hypothermia. 

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