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William McHenry Today’s science students are tomorrow’s problem solvers, and Jackson educator William McHenry has dedicated his 45-year career to mentoring and recruiting women and minorities into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Analysis: GOP Keeps Control Amid Special Legislative Races The Mississippi Legislature is already seeing some turnover just a few months into this four-year term, but it's not enough to tilt control away from Republicans.
Mississippi Protesters Rally Against Confederate Monument Dozens of demonstrators gathered in a Mississippi county to call for the removal of a Confederate monument officials have previously refused to relocate.
During Pandemic, Black Families Put Trust in Black Doctors Research suggests Black patients have better outcomes when treated by Black doctors and nurses. Yet, only 5% of doctors nationwide are Black, and only 2% are Black women, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
After Six Trials and 23 Years, Charges Against Curtis Flowers Finally Dismissed Twenty-three and a half years after his arrest, and after an unprecedented series of six trials, the prosecution of Curtis Flowers finally came to an end today with the dismissal of the murder charges against him in this case from ...
Mississippi Receives Grants to Help With Rent, Utility Bills The state of Mississippi has received $24 million in federal grants to help people struggling to pay rent and utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Human Services announced Friday.
Critics: Eviction Ban May Only Delay Wave of Homelessness Housing advocates say the Trump administration's surprise national moratorium on evictions only delays a wave of crushing debt and homelessness, and an attorney representing landlords questions whether the measure is aimed at voters ahead of the November election.
Autopsy Set After Inmate Death at Central Mississippi Prison An autopsy will be done on an inmate who was pronounced dead Wednesday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Former Mississippi Education Head, Contractors Accused of Fudging Bids, Stealing Funds A former top official at the Mississippi Department of Education and three contractors who worked with the agency are being accused by the federal government of stealing thousands of dollars from the state of Mississippi by manipulating the bidding process ...
A New $300 Federal Jobless Benefit? Not Likely for Some Because of a raft of restrictions and bureaucratic hurdles, more than 1 million of the unemployed won't receive a new $300-a-week benefit check, and their financial struggles will deepen. The program, announced Aug. 8, requires the jobless get at least ...
Judge: Absentee Voting OK With Pre-Existing Health Issues Mississippi voters with health conditions that might make them vulnerable to COVID-19 must be allowed to vote by absentee ballot, a state court judge has ruled.
Mississippi Governor Defends His Use of Phrase 'China Virus' Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday defended his practice of referring to the new coronavirus as the “China virus." Reeves has used the phrase several times, including in social media posts.
Mississippi University to Rename 'Dixie Darlings' Dance Team The University of Southern Mississippi’s marching band, The Pride of Mississippi, announced last month that it would look to select a new name for its dancers, the “Dixie Darlings," who have held the nickname since 1954.
Mississippi Governor: No Plan for Pardon in Life Sentence for Pot Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he's not currently thinking about pardoning a woman who is serving a life sentence after she was caught with marijuana during a traffic stop and was sentenced as a habitual offender because of ...
Mississippi Extends Mask Mandate, Other limits, by Two Weeks Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he is extending a statewide mask mandate and most other restrictions another two weeks to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.