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Uncertainty About 3rd Grade Gate Standards Frustrates School Officials

With testing for the so-called 3rd grade reading gate—which requires students to pass a literacy test before moving to the next grade—now under way around the state, some public school ...


Mississippi Chooses Minnesota Company for Standardized Tests

Minnesota-based Questar Assessment will provide most of the standardized tests for Mississippi beginning next year.

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Supreme Court: Stallworth Does Not Have to Register as a Sex Offender

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled today that a Jackson pastor, who was convicted of a sex crime in another state but had the conviction expunged, does not have to register ...

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Jeb Bush on Hand for Special Needs Bill Signing

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attended Senate Bill 2695's signing at the Capitol. The Mississippi program is based on one created in Florida under Gov. Bush, a Republican preparing to ...

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Anthony Alford

When Anthony Alford signed with Southern Miss after leading the Petal High School Panthers to the 6-A title during his senior season, it was a major recruiting coup.

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Jackson Wants Hearing on Rankin Wastewater Plan

The City of Jackson will ask state regulators for a formal evidentiary hearing to contest the approval of a wastewater treatment plant in west Rankin County.

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Analysis: Democrats Disappointed for the Children

Whether this past session of the Mississippi Legislature was successful depends largely on which party a lawmaker belonged to.

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Kila Milner

For Kila Milner, 34, a career in the restaurant industry lets her combine work she loves with her passion for Jackson, a combination that she says is a win-win.

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Shorting MAEP Basically a Tax Hike

Dr. Cedrick Gray, the superintendent of Jackson Public Schools, seems to be proving tight-fisted Mississippi lawmakers right when they say it doesn't necessarily take throwing money at schools to improve ...

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Court Spat Ensnares Defendants, Taxpayers

The list of cases Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill has taken from the county public defender's office and assigned to private attorneys has swelled to more than 60 ...

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Proposed Capitol Street Lofts Get Tax Credits

Plans to spruce up what many people consider to be an eyesore across from the King Edward are finally a go.

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Report: Mississippi Among Worst Bang for Tax Bucks

A new report out today from financial-information website WalletHub shows that Mississippi taxpayers, the nation's poorest, don't get very much for what they do spend on taxes.

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New Chef at Anjou, SBA Small Business Awards and Mississippi Nutrition Program

Anjou Restaurant (361 Township Ave., Ridgeland) proprietor Anne Amelot-Holmes recently brought a familiar face into her restaurant's kitchen: her father, Christian Amelot.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, the classical composer, is deeply engrained into our culture. His famous "Fifth Symphony" is so recognizable that it ranks up there with "Happy Birthday to You" in ...

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JPS Progress Report Good, Still Low Marks for MAEP Funding

Despite legislative budget writers shortchanging them, along with every other school district in the state, Jackson Public Schools are showing improvement in several areas.

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Elise Varner Winter

Volunteer Mississippi, in coordination with the Office of the Governor and First Lady Deborah Bryant, recognized former First Lady Elise Varner Winter for her outstanding volunteer service efforts at the ...

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Upon Further Review: Inside the Police Failure to Stop Darren Sharper's Rape Spree

Darren Sharper's rampage of druggings and rapes could have been prevented, according to a two-month investigation by ProPublica and The New Orleans Advocate based on police records in five states, ...

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A Special Session for Police Body Cameras?

In recent years, special sessions of the Legislature have been used to cut deals on pet projects of the governor—typically some form of corporate tax giveaway to lure a potential ...

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David Rae Morris

In the time I've known him, David Rae Morris has turned himself into an accomplished filmmaker who makes places and people in our state come alive in a way I ...

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Fitness from the Page

Jackson-based public health practitioner and advocate Getty Israel might be a newcomer to long-form writing, but in many ways, her first book has been in the works since she was ...


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