From the Wire
Auditor: Mississippi Erred on $117M in Unemployment Benefits The state of Mississippi erroneously paid out more than $117 million in unemployment benefits last year and during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, State Auditor Shad White said.
Teens, Young Adults in Foster System Eligible for Grants Mississippi teenagers and young adults who have spent time in the foster care system are now eligible for federal grants worth thousands of dollars to help pay for school, a car or other expenses.
Water Problems Continue for About 2,000 Jackson Residents About 2,000 water customers in Jackson are still advised to boil their water amid ongoing repairs to the city’s water systems.
Managed Care Firm and Mississippi Reach Lawsuit Settlement A managed care company has agreed to pay Mississippi $55.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused one of its subsidiaries of overcharging the state's Medicaid program for pharmacy benefits management.
Man Pleads Guilty in Charge Linked to 2019 Immigration Raids A man who worked as an employee services contractor at a Mississippi poultry processing plant pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge connected to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade.
Highway Named for Ex-Lawmaker Who Worked for Road Expansion Friends, family and former colleagues gathered Monday in Booneville to remember former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy and to unveil a sign that names a segment of a highway in his honor.
Commission Accepting Nominations for Governor's Arts Awards The Mississippi Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards. The annual awards recognize people and organizations that have made noteworthy contributions to the arts in the state of Mississippi.
Martha White Dies, Sparked '53 Louisiana Capital Bus Boycott Martha White, a Black woman whose actions helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana's capital city, has died. She was 99.
Crews Work on Jackson Water Pumps, but Rain Could Delay Fix Officials in Jackson say crews are working to fix ongoing problems with water pumps, but warn that weather could affect the pace of the work. About 2,000 residents are under a precautionary boil water notice, WAPT-TV reported.
Mississippi Governor's Chief of Staff to Lead MDOT Gov. Tate Reeves' chief of staff, Brad White, has been appointed to lead the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
Ex-Publisher Nominated for Mississippi Board of Education Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Tuesday that he is nominating a former newspaper publisher to the state Board of Education, to finish a term that ends in July 2024.
Neurosurgeon Tapped for Spot on State Health Board Neurosurgeon Dr. John Daniel Davis IV has been nominated by Gov. Tate Reeves to serve on a board that governs public health in the state, Department of Health officials announced Tuesday.
Residents Advised Against Recreation in Jackson Waterways People are being advised for the third year in a row to avoid swimming, fishing and other recreational activities in the river and creeks in Mississippi's capital city, after a recent evaluation from the state environmental agency.
Former Mississippi Sheriff Victor Mason Dies of Cancer The Hinds County Sheriff's Office acknowledged the passing Friday of former Sheriff Victor Mason, who had been fighting prostate cancer. He was 64.
Reeves Announces 9 Nominees for Mississippi Education Boards Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced nine nominations to three boards that govern public education from kindergarten through college.