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  1. Alternative to Mississippi school funding amendment added to November ballot, see how they votedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Mississippi Press

    Senate Education Committee chairman Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, defends a Republican proposal to add an alternative to Initiative 42, a state constitutional referendum on school funding on the November ballot during floor debate in Senate chambers at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The Senate voted 30-20 for the House Concurrent Resolution 9, which gives voters two choices on a Constitutional amendment for the funding of public education.

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  2. Mississippi Democrats pushing for across-the-board raise for state employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | The Mississippi Press

    Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory says he hopes Republicans in charge of the budget process adopt some of the Democrats' spending ideas, including a proposed $1,000 across-the-board pay raise for state employees, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at a forum hosted by the Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps. JACKSON, Mississippi -- The Democratic leader in the Mississippi Senate said Monday that he hopes majority Republicans will adopt some of his party's budget ideas.

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  3. Democrats offer budget proposal they say would pump more money into Mississippi educationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature are offering their own budget proposal that they say would pump more money into education. Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory and Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson released the plan on behalf of their colleagues Thursday.

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  4. Mississippi misses out again on share of $250 million in federal preschool fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Mississippi has missed out on its share of $250 million in federal money to expand its fledgling prekindergarten program. The state applied for the money in October, asking as much as $60 million over four years to boost a state-paid preschool program for 4-year-olds.

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  5. Gulf Coast Debutante Society presents the 2014 CoterieRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    The Board of the Gulf Coast Debutante Society announces 32 debutantes for the 2014 Coterie. Since 1966, young ladies from the cities along the coast have been presented to society at this premier social gathering.

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  6. State education board delays sports cuts in troubled schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Cuts to sports and activities at schools districts that lose state accreditation would be delayed under a plan approved Wednesday by the Mississippi Board of Education. The proposed change received no remarks during a public comment period.

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  7. Mississippi aims to apply for federal preschool grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    The Mississippi Department of Education plans to seek grants from the federal government worth up to $15 million a year for four years to expand an existing pre-kindergarten program. That money could boost Mississippi's fledgling effort to provide state-paid preschool for 4-year-olds.

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  8. Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad, who is accused of their murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Mourners release balloons at the end of a memorial service in Amory, Miss., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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  9. Timothy Jones, accused of killing 5 children, had nasty divorce after wife slept with neighbor's sonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Timothy Jones Sr., center, at microphone, stands next to his son, Travis Jones, right, as he reads a statement to the media in front of his home on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Amory, Tenn.

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  10. Gov. Phil Bryant fills two seats on state Board of EducationRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi's state Board of Education.

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