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Crime

Mental Health Experts: Raise Age of Children Locked in Hinds Juvenile Justice Center

Children at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Center were abused, a lawsuit filed in 2011 alleged, which led to a federal consent decree forcing Hinds County to make changes to its operations.

   Jan. 21

Education

USM Merit Health Partnership, JSU Carnegie Classification and MSU "Old Main" Documentary

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg to add two of the hospital’s nurses to the University’s clinical teaching faculty during the spring 2022 semester.

   Jan. 21

Education

Mississippi: Online and In-Person Class OK Amid Virus Surge

Mississippi schools are allowed to use a combination of in-person and online classes to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.

   Jan. 21

Politics

Mississippi House OKs Bill on Equal Pay for Women and Men

Mississippi employers would be required to pay women and men the same amount of money for the same work, under a bill that passed the state House on Thursday.

   Jan. 21

Politics

Bill Banning Critical Race Theory Goes to Mississippi Senate

A Mississippi Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory, even though the state superintendent of education has said the theory is not being taught in schools and legislators have offered no evidence to show it is.

   Jan. 21

Politics

More Restrictive Medical Marijuana Program Passes House

Mississippi’s beleaguered medical marijuana program moved closer to completion this week, after the Mississippi House of Representatives voted 104-14 to pass a revision of the state Senate’s more restrictive version of the program.

   Jan. 20

Crime

Tameshia Shelton Is Serving Life for a Murder, But Could the Death Have Been Suicide?

A hearing continues Tuesday to determine if a Clay County woman named Tameshia Shelton, serving a life sentence for the death of her sister’s boyfriend, will get a new trial.

   Jan. 20

Person of the Day

Makai Polk Enters 2022 NFL Draft

Mississippi State University is losing its record breaking wide receiver after just one season with the program. Redshirt sophomore wide out Makai Polk has announced he will enter the 2022 NFL Draft.

   Jan. 20

Crime

Former County Official Faces Embezzlement, Fraud Charges

Agents from State Auditor Shad White's office arrested Gregory Sanford, a former emergency manager for Covington County, following his indictment for fraud and embezzlement.

   Jan. 20

Music

Mississippi Entertainment Museum Taps 5 for Hall of Fame

Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience.

   Jan. 19

City & County

Mississippi City Names Street for Blues Artist Bobby Rush

Mississippi's capital is renaming Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard in honor of a Grammy-winning blues singer who lives in the city.

   Jan. 19

Biz Roundup

Ignite the Night, Junior League Jumble, and Mississippi Gem and Mineral Show

The Mississippi Children's Museum will host its annual "Ignite the Night" fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.

   Jan. 19

Crime

Lost in the ‘Dead Zone’: Thousands Languish in Mississippi Jail Without Lawyers

A jury rendered a not-guilty verdict for Duane Lake, 35, for a capital-murder allegation against him in November 2021. He had been in jail since 2015 and got his freedom after the verdict. The MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law says his story highlights Mississippi ...

   Jan. 19

Health Care

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Climb as Healthcare Infrastructure Suffers

Mississippi continues to witness climbing COVID-19 numbers into the new year, with the Mississippi State Department of Health reporting another set of record-breaking case reports at 22,456 infections over this weekend alone.

   Jan. 18

Art

‘We Back Laughing’: RaDeazy Herrin Drive Brings Comedy to Picayune

After a three-month hiatus, Herrin Drive Entertainment of Picayune, Miss., will host the “We Back Laughing” comedy show on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, as a means of celebrating the new year and healing through laughter.

   Jan. 18

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