12 hrs ago
The Mississippi Press
Mississippi Board of Education approves $2 million in preschool grants to 11 groups
The consortiums, chosen from among 30 applicants, expect to be able to serve least 1,200 children.
Eleven groups recommended for pre-K grants
They have all been recommended to receive grants under the Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative Act, according to the agenda for Thursday's State Board of Education meeting.
Our Opinion: 'Drive Sobera ' emphasis ramps up for holidays
Mississippi's long, continuing effort to eliminate DUI deaths intensifies during the alcohol-spiked holiday season with a program called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," an effort to demonstrate the consequences of "buzzed" driving as a violation of state law and endangerment to every driver and all passengers, plus others on the roads.
Roads iced in region
Icy conditions have been reported in Benton, Prentiss, Lafayette, Pontotoc and Lee counties, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation and local law enforcement.
No highway fatalities over holiday
The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported only 22 car-crash related injuries and no fatalities on Mississippi's highways during holiday travel Wednesday and Thursday.