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Protesters shout down Ole Miss chancellor announcement

A news conference that was supposed to name trustees’ choice for a new chancellor at the University of Mississippi never happened, as protesters shouted down the expected announcement of former Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce . After pleading for civility, Trustee Ford Dye retreated from the lectern Friday in an on-campus hotel ballroom in Oxford, as protesters refused to ...

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Regions donates $150K to Canopy Children’s Solutions

The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank, on Wednesday announced a donation of $150,000 to Canopy Children’s Solutions — a nonprofit dedicated to providing innovative mental health, social and educational solutions to Mississippi’s most vulnerable children and youth. The Regions Foundation’s commitment will support two programs: » Canopy’s Autism Solutions, which offers early intervention and day school programs ...

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Crash kills 1 Mississippi Valley State student, injures 2

Mississippi Valley State University says a student government leader has been killed and two other students have been injured in a single-vehicle crash. Mississippi Highway Patrol officers are investigating what caused the SUV crash that happened about 6 a.m. Sunday near Belzoni, Mississippi, where one of the injured students lives. The university says Jevonte Curtis of Chicago died. He was ...

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MSU research & technology non-profit out to elevate innovation in Starkville’s downtown

By TED CARTER The move of tech data company Babel Street Inc. onto the third floor of Starkville’s Cadence Bank building marks the official start of a Mississippi State University non-profit corporation’s efforts to energize downtown technological innovation. Cadence, a regional bank formerly headquartered in Starkville, will remain in the first two floors of the 33,000 square-foot downtown landmark at ...

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Jackson County School Board replaces longtime superintendent

The Jackson County School Board has voted to replace longtime Superintendent Barry Amacker. News outlets report the board voted Monday to hire John Strycker, who is superintendent of schools in Butler County, Alabama, and a former superintendent in Michigan. This year is the first year school boards in Mississippi are charged with appointing a school superintendent. In the past, voters ...

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Letter grades rise for Mississippi public schools

Mississippi’s public school districts and schools showed broad improvement under the state’s letter grading system in 2018-2019. The number of A-rated districts rose from 18 to 31 in data published Tuesday, while the number of districts earning a C, D or F rating fell. The state Board of Education still must give final approval to the ratings in a meeting ...

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Mississippi offering $25,000 to help pay for field trips

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is offering aid to offset the cost of field trips to the state’s twin history museums in Jackson. The department says it has $25,000 to help students who attend most public schools to visit the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and is seeking to raise more. Students in the ...

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School’s first seniors reflect on what they helped build

By TIM REEVES / Vicksburg Post VICKSBURG — For 34 teenagers, they are first. They are the groundbreakers and the trendsetters. Those teenagers make up the first senior class for River City Early College High School and are establishing a legacy for others to follow; an opportunity few others have the chance to do and a responsibility they cherish. “The ...

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Auditor calls to abolish Blues Commission, cites misspending

Mississippi’s state auditor says accounting and contracting problems at the state’s Blues Commission are so severe that the commission should be abolished and its responsibilities handed to a nonprofit. State Auditor Shad White, in a Thursday report, says the commission has spent $1.9 million without filed contracts and didn’t retain documents for $965,000 in spending. The Legislature created the commission ...

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School district parts with man accused of improper spending

A schools administrator accused of improperly spending nearly $50,000 on himself is no longer working for the district. Hinds County School Board President Linda Laws confirmed Earl Burke’s departure to the Clarion Ledger , but wouldn’t say whether Burke was fired or resigned. Burke was an assistant superintendent in charge of finances for the 5,600-student Hinds County district, which educates ...

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