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Education

New CSET Atrium Dedication and College of Business Donation at JSU, MSU ERDC Day

Jackson State University President Thomas K. Hudson and other JSU faculty recently held a ceremony to unveil the Brigadier General Robert Crear CSET atrium on the JSU campus.

   April 21

Crime

Mississippi Welfare Agency Ex-Director Faces New Charges

John Davis, a former Mississippi Department of Human Services director, has been indicted on 20 additional felony charges tied to allegations that he participated in misusing money that was supposed to help some of the poorest people in the nation, including some spent to send a former pro wrestler to ...

   April 21

Crime

Education Company Leaders Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

Nancy New and Zachary New, a mother and son who ran a for-profit education company, have pleaded guilty to improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the Mississippi Department of Education by submitting false documents about schools they operated.

   April 21

City & County

Jackson Police Are Short-Staffed, Assistant Chief Says

An assistant chief says the police department in Mississippi's largest city is short-staffed, and recruitment and retention are big challenges.

   April 19

National

Amid False 2020 Claims, GOP States Eye Voting System Upgrade

For years, Tennessee Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jeff Yarbro’s call to require the state’s voting infrastructure to include a paper record of each ballot cast has been batted down in the Republican-dominated Legislature.

   April 15

Politics

Federal Judge: Mississippi Jail Must Make Several Changes

A federal judge has ordered Hinds County leaders to implement several changes at the Raymond Detention Center.

   April 14

Politics

Mississippi Creates New Office for Broadband Development

Mississippi is creating a statewide office to spend millions of federal dollars for broadband internet development — an effort that could boost lagging rural areas.

   April 14

Education

JSU Commencement Speakers, National Academy of Inventors Chapter and Marc E. Bassy at MSU

Jackson State University recently announced that Thasunda Brown Duckett and Homer Wilkes will hold presentations during the university's 2022 commencement exercises.

   April 13

State

Eudora Welty Letters Released 2 Decades After Author's Death

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is allowing the public to have access to additional papers from the late author Eudora Welty, including letters written by members of her family.

   April 13

Education

Oakdale Elementary Students Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish in Honor of Classmate

Oakdale Elementary students organized a Make-A-Wish fundraiser in honor of Ariel Hurley, a kindergartner at Oakdale and a recipient of the foundation.

   April 12

Crime

Judge Sentences Two Madison County Men to 150-Plus Years in Prison for Drug Offenses

Madison/Rankin County Circuit Court Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced 34-year-old Carlos Dominique Allen and 42-year-old Torrey Powell to 156 years, collectively, for drug offenses on March 28, 2022.

   April 12

Crime

Mississippi Gov Signs Bill Expanding Inmates' Work Release

Mississippi will expand a work release program for nonviolent inmates from one county to three counties.

   April 12

State

Alice Walker to be Featured at Mississippi Book Festival

Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker has been tapped to speak at this year's Mississippi Book Festival.

   April 11

City & County

‘Just For Them’: Goodman Native Organizes Inaugural Kids Fest Jackson

Mississippi native Jay Branch has organized the inaugural Kids Fest Jackson event taking place in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

   April 8

Politics

Gov. Reeves Signs $524-Million Tax Cut As Education, Infrastructure Funding Woes Remain

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signed an income-tax cut Tuesday afternoon that will eliminate $524 million from state revenues.

   April 8

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