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Former college president Cleland dies at age 95

JACKSON — Howard J. Cleland, who served as president of Belhaven College for 17 years, has died at the age of 95. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home say Cleland died Sunday. The cause of death was not released. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at First ...

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Pickering calls results of school system audits 'alarming'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Office of the State Auditor has released the 2012-2013 Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS) School Audits Comprehensive Annual Report. During the previous school year, OSA conducted audits in 46 school districts totaling 146 schools across the state. “Each school district is required to submit specific student and personnel information to the Department of Education through the ...

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Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children and adults to insects and ...

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Extension Service offering financial literacy workshop

One of the needs many point to in Mississippi to improve quality of life here in the state in financial literacy, and a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking to address that issue. Extension is offering its Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop to anyone who teaches financial education in the ...

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State's public schools get report card; 20 get an 'F'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Here’s how the 151 Mississippi public school districts in 2013 were rated under the state’s A-to-F grading system for their 2013 performance, along with how they were rated in 2012. Not rated in 2012 were the Clarksdale, Corinth and Gulfport districts, which used non-standard curricula as part of a state-sponsored effort. Sunflower and Drew were separate districts ...

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College signs dual credit agreement with school system

FULTON — Itawamba Community College has signed a dual credit class agreement with the Itawamba County school system. Itawamba County Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said the program offers an inexpensive way for the county’s high school students to get started on their college work. “This is a great deal for the students,” Nanney said. “It allows them to receive ...

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School superintendent turns down 'Excellence for All' funding

GREENWOOD — School superintendent Montrell Greene has declined $50,000 in to facilitate a national “Excellence for All” initiative in Greenwood. It was money awarded to the district last year. The program aims to give students more than one path to graduation, and in some cases it allows them to begin college-level courses while in high school. Greenwood was one of ...

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School superintendent terminated after party funds, travel questions

COLUMBUS — City schools superintendent Martha Liddell has been fired. The action came in a 3-2 vote of the Columbus school board. No interim superintendent was named. Controversy has surrounded Liddell after questions were raised about her use of district funds and personnel for a private party and excessive travel. Liddell had said she reimbursed the school district and had ...

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Former school principal's trial for embezzlement re-scheduled

HERNANDO — Former Olive Branch Middle School principal Mike McCoy, who was indicted on conspiracy and embezzlement charges, will be now be tried in August. The Commercial Appeal reports McCoy’s trial was scheduled for trial next week. McCoy’s trial date is now set for Aug. 19 in DeSoto County Circuit Court in Hernando. If he enters a plea, the plea ...

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