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2 hrs ago | KSL-TV

14 Miss. school districts sue over underfunding

Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Hinds County, MS

6 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

Fourteen Mississippi School Districts Sue over Underfunding

Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years.


Related Topix: Clay County, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Leake County, MS, Prentiss County, MS

9 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

Olive Branch airport manager retires

David Taylor, Olive Branch airport manager for 30 years, is retiring after a successful career at one of the busiest runways in Mississippi.


13 hrs ago |

Bobby Harrison: Presley connects, but could he raise money for statewide race?

During the 2003 gubernatorial campaign, Daily Journal Executive Editor Lloyd Gray made the decision we were going to travel with the candidates during the final days of their campaigns and do daily stories.


Related Topix: Journalism, US News, Haley Barbour, US Governors, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014


University Ties Beacons to Reward...

The University of Mississippi, colloquially known as Ole Miss, is leveraging Apple's iBeacon technology to enhance the fan experience during sports events and link to a rewards program.


Related Topix: University of Mississippi, Mississippi Government

The Bolivar Commercial

West Nile death in Bolivar County untrue

While it was rumored that a death due to West Nile Virus had occurred in Bolivar County, the Mississippi State Department of Health confirms it was not true.


Related Topix: Bolivar County, MS, Mississippi State, MS, Madison County, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Madison, MS

Daily Mail

Britain is poorer than every American state except Mississippi

Father breaks down in tears as he's found NOT GUILTY of shooting dead drunk driver who killed his two young sons in car wreck Desperate search for 16-year-old girl who disappeared in broad daylight while walking home from a friend's house 'We MISS Charity': Friends and teachers of fraudster, 34, who pretended to be a 15-year-old high school student ... (more)


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Journalism, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Choctaw Plaindealer

Mississippi Teen Smoking rate declines

Smoking among middle school students in Mississippi is declining. According to the Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center, in 2013 4.1 percent of middle school students were current smokers, a decrease of over 20 percent from 1998.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Mississippi State University

Washington Times

Beaten veteran told Miss. eatery a not safe for whites,a witness says

A witness says that the attack on a 32-year-old veteran outside a Mississippi Huddle House may have been racially motivated.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Life, Veteran Affairs

Mississippi Business Journal

Senate election ballot approved as McDaniela s challenge continues

Mississippi elections commissioners yesterday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican

U.S. Postal Service opens Mississippi's second Village Post Office in Dennis

The U.S. Postal Service concept of a Village Post Office is taking a firm hold in Northeast Mississippi with opening of the state's second village post office site in Dennis, on Highway 25 south of Tishomingo.


Related Topix: Dennis, MS, Tishomingo, MS, Wilemon, MS

Charleston City Paper

Mississippi-based electronic act Zoogma blends hip-hop and grammar

When the guys from Zoogma were asked to play Arkansas' Wakarusa Festival a few years back, they were a pretty unknown bunch.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Reports: Conservative-Bashers Steve Schmidt, Henry Barbour Advising Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry has reportedly aligned himself with two of the most infamous Republican establishment operatives known for trashing conservatives.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Immigration Reform, US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Greenwich Citizen

Miss. judicial candidates approved for Nov. ballot

Attorneys for Circuit Judge Lee Coleman in Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee counties questioned whether challenger Monique Brooks Montgomery meets residency requirements to run.


WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

MSDH confirms second West Nile Virus death in Mississippi

So far this year, a total of 15 human WNV cases have been reported in the following counties: Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest, Hinds, Madison, Newton, Rankin, Yazoo, and Wilkinson counties.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Madison County, MS, Yazoo County, MS

BWW Reviews: The 2014 Fiesta Melodrama Delivers Good, Old-Fashioned Fun

The Santa Fe Playhouse is the oldest, continuously running community theater west of the Mississippi and summer would not be complete without its production of the FIESTA MELODRAMA.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Mississippi Business Journal

Despite weather, soybean growers anticipate record yield

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI - The state's soybean growers are on track to harvest a record yield this year despite the cool, wet weather that kept most producers behind schedule by two to three weeks.


Related Topix: Weather

WLOX-TV Biloxi

MSU's renovated stadium will be ready for kickoff

Mississippi State University Athletics Director Scott Stricklin says the freshly renovated stadium is ready for Saturday's kickoff against Southern Mississippi.


Related Topix: Mississippi State University

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Results from final MCT2 released

Results from the latest and final MCT2 are out and many schools across the state may see a big drop in their test scores.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Pass Christian, MS, Jackson County, MS, Harrison County, MS, Hancock County, MS

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi test scores dip -- as expected -- in transition to Common Core

Student scores on a key state test fell in Mississippi schools in 2013-2014, a transitional year when school districts shifted teaching emphasis from old state standards to the new Common Core State Standards.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Pascagoula, MS


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