From the Wire
Mississippi Considers Allowing Home Delivery of Alcohol A bill being considered in the Mississippi Legislature would allow for home delivery of beer, wine and hard liquor.
Mississippi Governor Gives State of the State Speech Tuesday Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is preparing to give his annual State of the State address.
Cora Norman Former Mississippi Humanities Council director Cora Norman, who worked to promote the state's diversity soon after court-ordered school integration in the early 1970s, has died. She was 94.
Jackson Mayor: City Will Not Tolerate Street Racing Jackson’s mayor says the city will not tolerate drag racing and other types of reckless driving that draws crowds to watch.
Mississippi Could Renew Debate on Revising Tight Parole Laws Mississippi legislators should try again to revise some of the strictest parole laws in the nation as a way of reducing the state's “dangerously” large prison population, a nonprofit group said Tuesday.
Mississippi County to Put Up Marker for Lynching Victims A Mississippi county will put up a marker to remember Black men who were lynched by white mobs between 1885 and 1935. It will be near a statue that honors Confederate soldiers.
Mississippi Development Authority Chief Gets Job Permanently The Mississippi Development Authority is giving its interim director the job permanently. John Rounsaville earned his promotion by buoying Mississippi’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday.
Teacher Pay Raise Plan Awaits Mississippi Senate Debate A proposal to increase Mississippi teachers' pay is advancing at the state Capitol. Senate Bill 2001 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, six days after it cleared the Education Committee.
Jackson Students Return to Classroom After Semester Virtual Some Jackson Public Schools students will be returning to the classroom on Tuesday for the first time in months. The entire district was learning from home last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackson State Band to Perform in Biden Inauguration Event Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South marching band is set to participate in an official event celebrating diversity ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Mississippi National Guard Sent to D.C. for Inauguration The Mississippi National Guard is sending troops to Washington D. C. in preparation for the presidential inauguration next week.
US Surgeon General Acknowledges Black Skepticism of Vaccines The U.S. surgeon general on Thursday urged Black leaders in Mississippi to get COVID-19 vaccinations and to ask others in their communities to do the same.
Mississippi Legislature Again Mulling Teacher Pay Increases Senate Bill 2001, which unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, would give certified teachers with three or more years of experience a $1,000 pay increase.
Mississippi Lottery Leader: Don't Fall Victim to Scams The president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is warning people not to fall victim to scams. Tom Shaheen said in a news release Wednesday that fake communications about lottery winnings are common.
Ex-Crimestoppers Board Member Accused of Embezzlement Michelle McBride, a former board member of a Mississippi Crimestoppers' group, has been arrested following her indictment for embezzlement.