News of the Day: January 13, 2021

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Here’s everything you need to know going on in the Mid-South:

  • The Cordova High School principal is now on leave after making controversial comments during his morning announcements about freedom of speech following President Trump’s removal from social media. That was Spokesperson for the Shelby County Schools Jerica Phillips. Cordova High Principal Barton Thorne is on paid leave while his comments are under review.


  • A victim is dead after a shooting in the parking lot at Oak Court Mall. The victim was leaving Dillard’s and walking to his car when he was shot. After being taken to the hospital, he later passed away…The suspect is still on the run.


  • Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced Tuesday that teachers would be the next in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Last week Reeves said there were about 20,000 vaccines distributed. This week it’s more than 60,000. Getting the vaccine is by appointment only.


  • The Tennessee National Guard has announced it will be sending support to the nation’s capitol next week for Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. A spokesperson for the guard says they received a request for additional aid to support the Washington DC National Guard following the Capitol riot last week.

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