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USM Women's History Month Events, JSU EnRICH Program and MSU Virtual Workshop

The Committee on Services and Resources for Women at the University of Southern Mississippi is sponsoring a series of activities throughout March in recognition of Women’s History Month.

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Mississippi Close to Putting Limits on Transgender Athletes

The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities.

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Mississippi Told to Pay $500K to Wrongfully Imprisoned Man

A judge is ordering the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to Curtis Flowers, a Black man who was wrongfully imprisoned more than 22 years and was tried six times ...

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A Better Jackson, Thanks to These Women

This Women's History Month, we remember these eight women who walked in the footsteps of their foremothers, working to elevate Jackson through their writing, their art and their study—and their ...

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Governor Tate Reeves Releases New Executive Order

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1549. This order will go into effect at 5 p.m. on March 3rd and stay in effect until March 31.

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Hosemann: Mississippi Senate Will Analyze House Tax Plan

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday that the state Senate will thoroughly examine a House bill that proposes several significant changes in state tax rates.

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Analysis: Mississippi Leaders Try Big, Quick Tax Changes

When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi's education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.

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Walmart Taking Vaccine Appointments in Jackson, MSDH Releases Map of Shot Options

Partnering with the Jackson Housing Authority and low-income housing company Wishrock, Walmart is administering Pfizer vaccines free of charge at the Golden Key EnVision Center at 3450 Albermarle Road.

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Mississippi House Kills Proposal for Gas Tax Election

The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.

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New Belhaven Track Facility, JSU Campus Energy Network and USM Black History Month Displays

Belhaven University recently completed construction on a new eight-lane track and field complex. The track facility is located on the north side of the university's campus and extends from the ...

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Southern Exposure: Cold Wreaks Havoc on Aging Waterworks

The sunshine is back and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water ...

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Reeves: Vaccinations Available Monday for Teachers and First Responders

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is primed to encompass a broader range of Missisippians this March. In a Feb. 23 press briefing, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that teachers and first responders may ...

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Mississippi House Votes to Overhaul Several State Taxes

Mississippi would phase out its personal income tax over 10 years, cut its grocery tax in half over five years and increase many other taxes, under a bill that passed ...

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Reducing Harsh Sentencing Goal of House Bill to Limit Maximum Sentencing Requirement

With a goal of reducing the harsh sentencing in Mississippi, the House of Representatives has passed HB Bill 796, which would restrict the mandatory maximum sentencing requirement for so-called habitual ...

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Proposal: Let Mississippi Voters Decide on Gas Tax Increase

The Mississippi House will consider a bill that could lead to an increase in gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.

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Analysis: Mississippi Finds Wedge Issue, Even Amid Pandemic

The state Senate voted Feb. 11 to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls' or women's sports teams in Mississippi schools, community colleges and universities. No senator asked whether any ...

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Mississippi Senate Works to Revise Business Incentives

The Mississippi Senate is pushing to revise tax credits and other incentives for business that move to the state or expand their existing operations.

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Formerly Incarcerated Would Get Mental Health Care Under Jackson Rep’s Bill

Former Mississippi Department of Corrections inmates with mental-health challenges will be able to get more help from community health centers if the Mississippi Legislature passes House Bill 1341.

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JSU Black History Month Segments and MSU Public Online Resource Training

In honor of Black History Month, Jackson State University’s Concert Chorale recently performed a spiritual rendition of “Lord, How Come We Here,” which the university presented online in partnership with ...

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Conversation with JPS Principals: Navigating the Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis first led to suspension of school grading last year. Now, the 12-member Mississippi Board of Education suspended the same for the 2020-2021 school year, so schools and ...


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