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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 leaders say they're frustrated because they haven't been told what ...

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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 as a sex offender in Mississippi.

Person of the Day

Glenn Boyce

The College Board is naming former Holmes County Community College President Glenn Boyce as permanent state higher education commissioner.


On the (Food) Scene

The Jackson area's restaurant scene seems to grow every time you look, and the last few months have been no exception. Here are some of the new local food and drink offerings in the metro area.


Sarah Thomas Keeps Breaking New Ground

For Sarah Thomas, being the first full-time female NFL game official, hired April 8, doesn't bring any new pressure for someone who has had many firsts as a woman in a male-dominated profession.

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