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State Sen. McDaniel traveling Mississippi to promote PAC

JACKSON — Tea party-backed state Sen. Chris McDaniel is traveling Mississippi promoting a political action committee he formed after losing a 2014 Republican primary to longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. McDaniel, R-Ellisville, filed papers in the Mississippi secretary of state’s office Nov. 6 to create United Conservatives Fund. And he said Friday in a statement […] [...]

Fitch awards solid AA to IHL borrowing

by Published: January 22,2015

Tags: Business, education, Fitch Rating Service, IHL, Mississippi, NEWS

The candidate selected to replace the departing Hank Bounds as Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education will inherit a sound and stable borrower profile for the State Institutions of Higher Learning. In a Jan. 13 ratings report, Fitch Ratings Service maintained the AA rating on a new issuance of revenue bonds the IHL expects to sell […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Remembering the courage of Dr. King

by Published: January 21,2015

Tags: Business, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mississippi, NEWS

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I am reminded of our family’s connection to Dr. King. My father’s uncle ran a small print shop in downtown Jackson during the 1960s. His shop printed copies of Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham City Jail,” prior to it ever being published in newsprint. It was a favor […] [...]

Moss Point schools superintendent plans to retire

by Published: January 20,2015

Tags: Business, education, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, Moss Point, NEWS

MOSS POINT — Moss Point schools Superintendent Maggie Griffin is planning to retire on June 30. Griffin says she has notified her staff and the school board. The Vancleave native, who has 35 years of education experience, came to the district in 2012 from an assistant superintendent job at Laurel School District. Griffin earned $128,000 […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Higher ed boards face leadership choices

by Published: January 19,2015

Tags: Business, education, Eric Clark, Hank Bounds, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds has accepted the job as president of the University of Nebraska system. Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi Community College system, has announced he will retire this year. So both the IHL Board of Trustees and the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) find themselves seeking new leaders.   The IHL […] [...]

Bryant accused of improper role in community college search

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board remained at an impasse in its search for a new executive director Friday, amid growing accusations that Gov. Phil Bryant has improperly intervened. Bryant denies any improper action. After failing to choose a candidate following interviews in December, Board Chairman Bruce Martin of Meridian said the board took […] [...]

Jackson State University band director honored

by Published: January 16,2015

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Jackson State University Band Director Dowell Taylor is being honored as a 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award winner. The assistant professor of music and director of The Sonic Boom of the South marching band gave a speech recently in recognition of the Mississippi Humanities Council award. “It’s up to us to keep artistic expression alive,” […] [...]

Miss. Board of Education quitting multistate test group

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

JACKSON — Mississippi is withdrawing from a multistate testing consortium as it prepares to seek new bids for state tests. The state Board of Education voted Friday to withdraw from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers on Jan. 25. Mississippi had been a founding member of the group, which developed […] [...]

Miss. plans $1.47 million in reading grants for 34 schools

JACKSON — With thousands of Mississippi third-graders at risk of flunking this year because they can’t read at a basic level, State Board of Education members are likely to vote Friday to award $1.47 million in grants to help 34 public schools meet the reading requirements. The Legislature mandated that all third graders must read […] [...]

Bryant: No confusion over similar proposals on same ballot

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Business, David Blount, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

JACKSON — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that “the public is smarter than most people might believe” and it’s wrong for people to suggest Mississippi voters might be confused by having two education funding proposals on November’s ballot. “I think one of the things that is condescending is the idea that the voting public […] [...]

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