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Should male athletes be allowed to compete in female sports? - News Mississippi A bill in the Mississippi legislature would allow girls to compete on a level playing field by protecting the integrity of female sports leagues and competitions. The bill would prevent males who identify as female from stealing opportunities and scholarships from girls.

Marshall Ramsey: Unit 29 - Mississippi Today Unit 29 at Parchman closes.

Could the state be paying 10 percent of cost instead of 100 percent for some mental health patients? - Mississippi Today Lawmaker wants to know if some people who are treated at one of Mississippi's 14 community mental health centers but have no ability to pay would be covered if the state expanded Medicaid.

JSU's New 'Center for Innovation' Bring a Multidisciplinary Approach to Technology Entrepreneurship The new Center for Innovation at Jackson State University brings students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds together in an entrepreneurial setting on campus. At first blush, Doctor Nwanne Onumah doesn't seem like an obvious fit for the role of Virtual Reality curator.

Wicker's message to Capitol Hill: Get back to work! - News Mississippi What follows is a message from Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker to his colleagues in DC, urging them to get back to work for the good of America: Earlier this month, the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump ended in acquittal.

Career tech center students participate in Guard X with MS Army National Guard - BreezyNews.com - Kosciusko News 24/7 Students from the Kosciusko-Attala Career Tech Center participated in Guard X and received a hands-on MS Army National Guard experience with hand held weapons, field artillery, drones, computers, radio communication devices, and paladin operations.

Bloomberg Is Outspending Opponents in Mississippi JACKSON, MS - Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is outspending his Democratic opponents in Mississippi. The billionaire and former New York City mayor has hired 24 full-time staffers to work in Jackson, Oxford, and Gulfport giving him the largest full-time staff of any presidential…

7m Corps Money to Target Land Acquisition for Pumps Cindy Hyde-Smith said Friday the $7 million in funding she helped appropriate to the Army Corps of Engineers for the Yazoo Backwater project is targeted for land acquisition to place the future pumps.

Leflore Judge Stops City Hotel Demolition GREENWOOD, MS - There may not be any vacancies but the historic old Midway Hotel in Greenwood will be standing a least a little bit longer. Leflore County Circuit Judge Carol White-Richard on Friday blocked a demolition order by the city for the old structure.

CDC: Over 100 pediatric flu deaths this season - News Mississippi While the coronavirus may be concerning, the flu should be more worrisome, with 105 pediatric deaths reported so far in the U.S. According to the CDC, 13 influenza-associated pediatric deaths occurring during the 2019-2020 season between weeks 2 and 7.

Levees Worked Well in Jackson Flood, But ‘One Lake’ Still District’s Choice "I'm glad we're conducting the meeting today. I'm glad we can dispel some of the rumors and some of the myths about the One Lake project," Hinds County District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham, an enthusiastic supporter of the project, said. "There are two things we can do as it relates to flooding and flooding mitigation.

Isaac Carter Millsaps College named head football coach Aaron Pelch full-time athletic director in January 2020, leaving the school in need of a full-time head football coach. After searching, Millsaps hired Isaac Carter for the role. Carter previously held the position of defensive coordinator and full-time professor of kinesiology at Mt.

Contigo Recalls Water Bottle for Choking Hazard - News Mississippi Contigo announced a recall of about 5.7 million of its kid’s water bottles over fears its spout can detach and cause a child to choke. This marks the second time these water bottles were recalled and includes the replacement lids that were provided in the first recall, which was issued in August 2019.

Entergy volunteers provide free tax preparation for qualifying customers - News Mississippi Qualified Entergy Mississippi customers can receive free tax preparation beginning this weekend. Entergy’s Super Tax Day events will be held Saturday, February 22nd and Saturday, March 7th at the Jackson Convention Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Super Tax Day is Entergy Mississippi’s kickoff event to the tax preparation season.

Five Plead Not Guilty in Welfare Fraud Case in Mississippi Trial dates have been set for the former head of Mississippi's welfare agency and some of the other people charged with misusing money that was intended to help needy people in the nation's poorest state.

Attala County FFA students partner with MS Natural Science Museum - BreezyNews.com - Kosciusko News 24/7 Attala County FFA students recently partnered with Natural Science Museum of Mississippi to help educate elementary students about wildlife. Utilizing FFA students who had competed their Animal Science course at the CTC, along with training provided by Mrs.

Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pinta Will Be Docked on the Coast this Weekend - News Mississippi The two ships are replicas of Christopher Columbus ships the Niña and the Pinta from 1492. There was a third ship in Columbus’ voyage, the Santa Maria, but she has not been built yet as… Continue reading "Replicas of Columbus’ Nina and Pinta Will Be Docked on the Coast this Weekend"

12 Mississippi airports to benefit from federal grant funding - News Mississippi A dozen airports across the state are set to benefit from a new round of grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 12 Mississippi airports will share nearly $7.6 million for projects aimed at improving the infrastructure and safety at each facility.

5 plead not guilty in Mississippi welfare fraud case - BreezyNews.com - Kosciusko News 24/7 Trial dates have been set for the former head of Mississippi’s welfare agency and some other people. They are charged with misusing money that was intended to help needy people in the nation’s poorest state. John Davis is former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services.

Applications available for 51st annual Natchez Trace Festival - BreezyNews.com - Kosciusko News 24/7 Applications are now available for the 51st annual Natchez Trace Festival. Vendors can apply for booths in arts, crafts, food, or the Moomba Kids area. Applications are also available for the Miss Natchez Trace Festival pageant and the karaoke competition.

State Moves More Inmates out Of Parchman PARCHMAN, MS - More inmates are being transferred out of the state prison at Parchman. About 50 prisoners were moved Wednesday to the privately-run Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility; during the next few weeks over 500 more will be moved, leaving only death row inmates and priso…

Former Tourism Chief Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement CLEVELAND, MS, MS - Kappi Allen, former director of Coahoma County Tourism, pled guilty to embezzlement last week in Cleveland. The plea means there will be no trial and she will be sentenced at a later date. The maximum sentence is 20 years in prison or a $25,000 fine.

Walls Police Chief Profited from Confiscated Cars WALLS, MS - The former police chief of Walls was arrested Wednesday, accused of selling confiscated vehicles to his family and pocketing the cash. A DeSoto County grand jury indicted Herb Brewer last week on an embezzlement charge.

Columbus Replica Ships Reach Mississippi Harbor BILOXI, MS - Replicas of the Niña and Pinta are harbored on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and open for public tours. Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on the original Niña in 1492 and the replica, which was built entirely by hand and finished in 1991, is a floating mus…

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