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Tupelo to get its first Walmart Neighborhood Market

February 20, 2015

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The first of what could be as many as three smaller-format Walmart stores in Tupelo is expected to be built this year. On Thursday, Tupelo Development Services Director Shane Hooper confirmed that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had officially requested a permit to build a 40,000-square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market in […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant names 4 men to 9-year College Board terms

February 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has named four men to nine-year terms on the College Board that would begin May 9. Delta Council Executive Vice President Chip Morgan of Leland was named to a central district seat to succeed Bob Owens of Jackson. Businessman Thomas Duff of Columbia was named to a southern district seat […]

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House votes to remove graduation requirement to pass tests

February 12, 2015

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JACKSON — The movement to allow Mississippi public high school students to graduate without passing four subject area tests continues to gain steam in the Legislature. The House Thursday voted 119-0 to pass House Bill 665, which would remove the tests in algebra I, biology, English II and U.S. history as a barrier beginning this […]

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Southeast Mississippi growers consider business options

February 12, 2015

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HATTIESBURG — Growers across 13 counties in southeast Mississippi have an upcoming opportunity to learn about the challenges and benefits of fruit and vegetable enterprises. The informational meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Forrest County Extension Office, located at 952 Sullivan Drive. Mississippi State University experts and local growers […]

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College Board could discuss new higher education leader

February 12, 2015

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JACKSON — Mississippi could get a new leader of its higher education system soon. The College Board is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon to discuss personnel issues. Board President Aubrey Patterson of Tupelo wouldn’t say Wednesday whether the board will discuss a successor Thursday to Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. Under a 2013 board policy, […]

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Miss. Senate rejects effort to dump Common Core standards

February 12, 2015

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JACKSON — Mississippi could create a 27-member commission to recommend new academic standards for its schools, under a bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. But after more than an hour of debate, senators rejected an effort to change the bill to make the state unequivocally dump Common Core State Standards. The effort to […]

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Special education voucher plan passes Mississippi Senate

February 12, 2015

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JACKSON — Mississippi senators have voted to give $7,000 vouchers to a small percentage of special education students so they could go to private school or receive other education services outside the public schools. Senate Bill 2695 passed Wednesday, with 27 senators voting for it and 21 against it. The proposal will move to the […]

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Mississippi House OKs $2,500 raise for assistant teachers

February 11, 2015

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JACKSON — The Mississippi House has voted to give assistant teachers a substantial pay raise. The base pay for the job is currently $12,500 a year. A bill that was debated Wednesday originally would have set the base pay at $13,500. The House accepted a proposal by Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson to set […]

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Delta-Energy Group locating operations in Natchez

February 10, 2015

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JACKSON — Officials from resource recovery company Delta-Energy Group, LLC announced today the company is locating operations in the former International Paper facility in Natchez. The project represents a corporate investment of $45 million and will create 91 new jobs. From its Natchez location, wholly owned subsidiary Delta-Energy Natchez, LLC will use its proprietary process to […]

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Principal: Do we want to educate our children or not?

February 6, 2015

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NOTE: The following opinion column was first published by The Hechinger Report and is re-published with its permission.   By Shannon Eubanks   BROOKHAVEN — Last year, an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that would mandate adequate and efficient funding of public schools — and the ability to seek judicial relief — was placed on […]

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