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Analysis: Jackson school system might be too big to fail

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 19:21

Gov. Bryant said that Jackson’s 27,000-student enrollment makes it different from all the other emergency declarations he has approved.

        
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Where does a push toward telehealth leave the internetless?

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 15:07

Many Mississippians, the ones who most need telehealth services, still lack access to the internet

        
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Police seek suspects in recent breakins, including alleged gumball thief

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:54

Police are looking for two suspects in separate incidents on Oct. 12 and Oct. 14. One is believed to have stolen a gumball machine.

        
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Police seek alleged gumball thief

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 14:53

Do you know who this man is? Call Jackson Police Department at 601-960-1234 or CrimeStoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

        
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Oxford, Starkville and Cleveland businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:42

The action was the result of alcohol and beer compliance checks by investigators with the Mississippi AG’s Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Division.

        
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Jackson police investigate weekend shooting, stabbings

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:38

A shooting and multiple stabbings took place over the weekend.

        
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Auditor: Mississippi Delta superintendent overpaid herself

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:33

State Auditor Stacey Pickering is demanding that Beverly Culley, now superintendent of the West Bolivar school district, repay nearly $70,000.

        
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Auditor raises red flag over MDE contracts

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 12:26

Auditor Stacey Pickering called for more oversight of the Mississippi Department of Education's approval contracts. The current system, he said, leaves the potential for fraud and abuse.

        
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Stress hormones trigger road rage

Mississippi Government News - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 11:00

Road rage incidents peak on Fridays and in August, AAA study finds

        
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Lafayette County considers future of Confederate statue

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:30

Local citizens will help decide the future of a Confederate statue outside a Mississippi courthouse.

        
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Mississippi could sue solar panel maker that owes $74.8M

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:23

The company received millions in loans and incentives from the state.

        
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Explosion at Mississippi shipyard leaves employee critical

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:18

A worker at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula suffered serious injuries Friday morning.

        
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The night Lynyrd Skynyrd fell from the sky

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 18:24

The rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crash near a rural Mississippi town still elicits strong emotions 40 years later.

        
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Career is more than a job

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:00

Unrelated jobs can provide skill development in building a career.

        
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West heads East, resorting to bribery, Bahamas bound

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:00

Campus briefs from colleges and universities around Mississippi

        
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Stion owes Mississippi $74.8 million; will state sue the solar panel maker?

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:37

Mississippi officials are considering whether to sue the solar panel maker that recently announced it will be closing its Hattiesburg plant.

        
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NAACP names Derrick Johnson new CEO

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:47

Derrick Johnson, longtime president of the Mississippi NAACP, named as president and CEO of the national NAACP.

        
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When is it about race and when isn't it?

Mississippi Government News - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:00

In today’s racially charged climate, it is difficult to see progress.

        
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Disorder won't keep him from spreading smiles or classmates voting him on homecoming court

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:58

'If everybody had a little bit of Graham in them, this world would be a lot better place' and I think that says him in a nutshell."

        
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Teen born with genetic disorder wins admiration and votes of his classmates to homecoming court

Mississippi Government News - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:40

Graham Quarles brings a smile to the faces of everyone at Madison Central High School. Born with Williams Syndrome, the 15-year-old has never let anything hold him back, but even he was shocked to learn how much his classmates respect him for that.

        
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