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Board wants to roll back troubled schools’ sports penalties

JACKSON — Mississippi’s state Board of Education is making another move toward rolling back penalties that strip troubled school districts of their ability to compete in high school sports and other activities. The board is seeking public comment on a proposal that would give a district that loses state accreditation a year to remedy problems […] [...]

School attorney asking governor for delay in board elections

FOREST — €” The attorney for the Scott County schools is asking the governor to put new school board elections on hold until new district lines are drawn. School board attorney Noble Lee says the current lines that separate the district into five zones do not meet federal standards according to population rates based on […] [...]

Special Olympics Mississippi to hold first-ever ‘Unified Egg Bowl’

STARKVILLE — The Egg Bowl football game is the most divisive annual event in Mississippi households, and that sentiment will be stronger than ever as both Mississippi State and Ole Miss teams experience historically successful seasons in 2014. This year, Special Olympics Mississippi will unify the schools and the state with the first Special Olympics […] [...]

Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer. Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. “We […] [...]

Community college dedicating new welding technology center

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College is tripling its capacity of a workforce training program with the dedication today of a new welding technology center. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will speak at the 10 a.m. dedication on the MCC campus in Meridian. The $1.5 million, 11,500-square foot metal structure, located on the north side of the […] [...]

MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games

STARKVILLE — A camera hovers hundreds of feet in the air on a sunny college football Saturday in the South. The high-tech tool captures stunning video of the game day festivities below that will soon be uploaded and online for viewers around the world to see. Too bad it’s all prohibited. With the proliferation of […] [...]

Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Many Mississippians enjoy the sport of hunting wild pigs, but trapping is a better way to control the rapidly growing population that is destroying forests, damaging agricultural resources and threatening native wildlife in the state. “Population studies by scientists show that hunting only removes about 25 percent of the population on average,” […] [...]

NCAA awards grant to MVSU to boost student-athletes’ academic performance

ITTA BENA — The NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program (AASP) has awarded a $900,000 grant over three years to Mississippi Valley State University to support its efforts in building an academic support program for athletes. The award comes as part of the NCAA’s effort to provide institutions without programs specifically geared toward academic success for […] [...]

Ford Foundation gives to UM for new science building

OXFORD and JACKSON — The University of Mississippi is adding a new science building, and has gotten a boost from a $20-million lead gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation of Jackson. The facility will be a significant addition to “Science Row” along the section between University Avenue and All American Drive. It comes on […] [...]

UMMC joins national group in fight to lower colorectal cancer deaths

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is a new member of a national organization dedicated to lowering deaths from colorectal cancer. The UMMC Cancer Institute has joined the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, a national coalition of public, private and voluntary organizations working to lower colorectal deaths. Mississippi has the highest colorectal cancer death […] [...]

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