A short time ago, Mississippi State University received a time specific bomb threat on its campus. School officials immediately evacuated multiple buildings on campus because of the potential threat. According to MSU’s official Twitter page, students were told to evacuate to the student Union and Allen Hall on foot. Emergency personnel, including MSU bomb sensing […]
The three teenagers accused of killing six-year-old Kingston Frazier during a carjacking in Jackson were in court today for their preliminary hearings. The case against 19-year-old Byron McBride has been bound over to a grand jury. He will be held without bond. McBride as well as 17-year-olds Dwan Wakefield and DeAllen Washington are all charged […]
For the third year in a row, a Mississippi State University student is crowned Miss Mississippi. Saturday night concluded the Miss Mississippi Pageant. Anne Elizabeth Buys was crowned and selected to represent the Magnolia State. She is a native of Vicksburg and was selected from a field of 44 young women in the annual Miss […]
A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that had blocked the law before it could take effect last July. U.S. District Court Judge […]
State regulators want to pull the plug on the Kemper County Power Plant that was supposed to burn coal more cleanly. The Public Service Commission says the Atlanta based Southern Company should absorb $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more. The commission is giving Mississippi Power 45 days to agree to a […]
A bank teller in Mississippi was killed during an attempted robbery, and authorities say the suspect took her own life after a police chase. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that a teller was killed Wednesday at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Mantachie, a town of about 1,100 residents.
A report commissioned by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health confirms federal findings that the state has spent more on institutional care than community based services for people with mental disabilities. The report found institutional treatment has made up a ‘disproportionately large share’ of spending. The Boston based non-profit analyzed Medicaid fee-for-service information for budget […]
Former Ole Miss and EMCC quarterback Bo Wallace was arrested and charged with driving under the influence Saturday night. West Point police made the arrest at 11 p.m. Saturday and Wallace was later released on bond. Wallace returned to Scooba in January to become an assistant coach to the offense with the EMCC Lions.
Community colleges statewide are eliminating nearly 250 jobs for the upcoming year to close budget gaps, and five are dropping at least one intercollegiate sport. The move comes as colleges increase tuition by an average of 13 percent, mostly because state funding has fallen. Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said Tuesday that 81 […]
Tuition and fees at Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will rise by 13 percent this fall with the average price exceeding $3,000 for the first time as schools seek to offset state budget cuts. Every school will raise tuition. Some schools traditionally have raised tuition only every other year. Figures from the state community […]