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Coronavirus concerns steering the ship at the junior college level as well, following the lead of the Ivy League, postponing all sports until the spring and then the Big 10 and Big 12 shifting to a conference-only model. As of Thursday, the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council is recommending a majority of competition move to the spring semester of 2021. That obviously includes football slated to start on September 10th. An official plan of action will be determined on Monday after individual regions of the NJCAA have the chance to discuss said changes. The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges is aware of Monday’s vote and says in a statement: “the safety of our students is of primary concern and we are carefully evaluating our options.” An official statement from NJCAA President and CEO Dr. Christopher J. Parker: “We must adjust accordingly to support and sustain NJCAA programs, the association as a whole is collectively working to provide the best opportunities to be successful on and off the field for our student-athletes.”
News 25 reached out to residents of Moss Point for reactions about Mayor Mario King’s indictment. While most citizens refused to be on camera, we did get a few comments. One resident told us “I’m trying to be a good Christian and what I mean by that is since I don’t have anything nice to say I’m not going to say anything.” Also a resident that has lived in Moss Point for 46 years said, “I don’t care for him at all. The city is more divided than what it was.” John Mosley Jr. lost to Mayor Mario King in the 2017 election. He voices his opinion on the situation. “It’s a sad day for Moss Point. I feel for the family. I feel for the children. It’s just something I can’t put into words. On the same token though, I’m glad that we uncovered something of possible criminal activity. Of course, we have to let process play out, but if it is true it is a sad day for Moss Point, but it could possibly be a good day.” Mosley Jr. intends on running for mayor of Moss Point in the next election. News 25 reached out to Mayor Mario King for a comment and we are waiting for him to return our call.
Macon-Bibb County will have to decide on a new mayor in a run-off election. Early voting starts on July 20 and Election Day is August 11th.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell uses a quote from a Democrat in his first attack-ad against his opponent in the general election, Amy McGrath.
Aberdeen voters visited the polls to determine the mayor and ward 4 alderman races. Mayor Maurice Howard has won a second term, and Carolyn Odom has won her first term on the board of aldermen.