Saturday Mar 8
College may offer classes in Brookhaven
BROOKHAVEN -- Mississippi College may offer classes in Brookhaven for the fall 2014 semester, allowing area residents to pursue a master's degree without having to travel to the university's main campus in Clinton.
The Mississippi Press
Paula Yancey announces run for Chancery Court judge
Paula Yancey, Jackson County's board attorney, announced today that she will run for Mississippi District 16 Chancery Court judge against incumbent Neil Harris.
This Week Community News
Northland Community Council decries decision to close Brookhaven
Unhappy Northland Community Council members reacted with bitter disappointment Tuesday, March 4, to the Columbus City Schools Board of Education decision to close Brookhaven High School.
Brookhaven LB Leo Lewis among hottest prospects in the country
Demetric Warren didn't intend to watch Leo Lewis' highlight tape. The founder of Varsity Prep was on Hudl, a digital video platform where recruits post highlights, and accidentally landed on Brookhaven High School's page.
State agency could focus on job training
As chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, I and several colleagues have pushed for creation of a state department of labor that would oversee the duties currently handled by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and certain duties the Mississippi Development Authority handles.
Biloxi, Belmont teens top volunteerism award winners
A Biloxi teen who collected more than 500 pairs of shoes and socks for the homeless and a eighth-grader who led a successful recycling effort in the small town of Belmont have won top youth volunteer honors for Mississippi in a national awards program.
Legislature briefs: Gun rights, teen pregancy, permit costs
The House on Tuesday passed a trio of gun-rights bills -- one to prevent local governments from buying guns to destroy them, another to make clear local governments can't seize guns during states of emergency or martial law and one clarifying state gun laws preempt local ordinances.
Bill seeks to address Mississippi teen pregnancy
JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers could require community colleges and public universities to study ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies among unmarried 18- and 19-year-olds.