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School Superintendent Kuykendall to retire after 12 years

HERNANDO — Milton Kuykendall, superintendent of DeSoto County Schools for the past 12 years, will retire when his term expires in December 2015. The superintendent in DeSoto County is an elected position. Kuykendall, 67, said in a statement yesterday he announced his retirement now to allow plenty of time for anyone wanting to run for the office. “As superintendent for ...

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Former Alcorn administrator/interim president Waters dies at 82

LORMAN — Alcorn State University says former President Rudolph Waters has died. The university says Water, a longtime dean and vice president, died Sunday at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg after an extended illness. Waters, 82, served as interim president of Alcorn in parts of 1994 and 1995. He worked at Alcorn for 48 years, starting as dean of ...

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Scott replacing Rosenblatt as dean of MC Law

JACKSON — Professor Wendy Scott is the new dean of Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law), effective August 11, 2014. A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law, Scott will make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. Scott becomes the eighth law dean at MC ...

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Brown stepping down at MSU-Meridian; going to West Florida

MERIDIAN — Steven F. Brown, the dean and associate vice president at Mississippi State University-Meridian, is leaving Sept. 12 to accept a leadership post at a Florida university. Brown has been at the MSU-Meridian campus since 2011. He will become dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. He ...

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Dismissed Delta school principal wants reinstatement

GREENWOOD — Former Greenwood High School principal Percy Powell is going to court to try to get his job back. Powell’s attorney, Preston “Bo” Rideout, has filed a notice of appeal in Leflore County Chancery Court, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Powell will ask the court to put him back on the job he has held since 2006, which would require ...

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Georgia woman gets jail time for bribing ex-Delta school superintendent

GREENVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced Georgia businesswoman Edna Goble to 30 months in prison for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children. Goble, who owned Teach Them To Read in Conyers, Georgia, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of conspiracy to pay bribes in connection with federal program funds. Authorities say ...

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Boyce stepping down as president of community college

GOODMAN — The president of Holmes Community College will be stepping down on June 30 to become associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institutions of Higher Learning. Glenn Boyce has been president at Holmes since 2005. The junior college’s main campus is in Goodman with branches in Ridgeland, Kosciusko and Grenada. Before being named president of Holmes, Boyce was ...

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Bryant's criticism of Common Core raises questions

JACKSON — Gov Phil Bryant appeared to ratchet up his rhetoric against the Common Core academic standards yesterday, calling them “failed.” But late in the evening, a spokeswoman said his position had not changed, intensifying questions about whether Bryant’s statements would actually open the door to the standards’ repeal in Mississippi. Critics say Common Core is a federal takeover of ...

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Keeton to retire next year as head of UMMC

JACKSON — The head of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has announced his retirement. Dr. James Keeton said today that he will retire as of June 30, 2015. Keeton, a pediatric urologist, has been vice chancellor of health affairs and dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine since July 2009. He’s worked at UMMC since 2002. Ole ...

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Ex-superintendent, conservator to oversee troubled school district

FOREST — Mark Boyles, a retired superintendent from Smith County and who has served in conservatorship roles for the state when needed, will assume oversight of Scott County schools on July 1. Boyles will replace Michael Vinson, who was appointed by the State Board of Education to oversee the district on Feb. 26. Vinson has announced he will retire June ...

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