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Hancock company paying fine, donating to school bus purchase

BAY ST. LOUIS — A Hancock County company is paying a $5,750 civil fine and giving $17,250 to the Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District to buy a school bus. Calgon Carbon Corp. agreed with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that it would pay the $23,000 in penalties. That’s after the regulator found Calgon waited […] [...]

Crews hired as UM education development officer

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has hired former newspaper executive Billy Crews as its new development officer in the School of Education. Ole Miss officials say in a news release that Crews will head fundraising efforts from within the school in collaboration with the UM Foundation. Crews, an Oxford native, is the former publisher […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Keep schools free from preventable diseases

Health science saves lives, particularly in Mississippi. Since scientific research by Dr. Jonas Salk produced the polio vaccine in the mid-1950s, vaccines developed by health scientists have brought seven major human diseases under some control – smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever, whooping cough, polio, and measles. Unfortunately, hepatitis B is not yet one of them. […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Tulane’s Sherry Chance has a passion for education

by Published: January 29,2015

Tags: Madison campus, Sherry Chance, Tulane University

SEE MBJ-TV INTERVIEW BELOW Sherry Chance was born in Florida and spent several years in Alaska, which is probably about the biggest contrast one can imagine.  It wasn’t until she arrived in Mississippi, though, that she finally felt she had “come home,” and she’s lived in the Magnolia State for the past 24 years. In […] [...]

Rival plans filed to end Cleveland schools federal oversight

CLEVELAND — Local school officials and the Justice Department have filed with a Mississippi federal court competing plans to desegregate the Cleveland, Miss., school system. The Cleveland school district is seeking to come out from under federal oversight that has been in place since 1965, when plaintiffs sued the Bolivar County school system, including Cleveland, […] [...]

Special education voucher bill advances in state Senate

by Published: January 28,2015

Tags: Business, education, government, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Lawmakers are pursuing multiple options to help special education students, as a reprise of last year’s fight over vouchers for special education students looms. On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 2695, which gives $7,000 in state money to the parent of any Mississippi special education student who wanted to withdraw […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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