Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
The state's eight public universities were in one place Tuesday showcasing what they have to offer.
They're not recruiting potential students though, this time they're going after lawmakers inside the State Capitol
"Every institution has a different story of course," said Maridith Geuder with Mississippi State University.
Those stories are being told through interactive displays, crying babies and thermal imaging, all of them highlighting the impact each university has on the state and its economy.
"I've been around to these booths and there's some very interesting things going on that are very important," said Dr. Katherine Nugent, Director of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi.
From new building plans at Southern Miss to research at Mississippi State, it all comes down to funding and showing lawmakers what's happening with taxpayer money.
"I think it's really important for the folks who appropriate state funds to see how they're being used, especially to see how they're being used to benefit Mississippi and help us advance together as a state," Geuder said.
Those appropriations won't come easily, especially as lawmakers begin to balance a state budget.
"It's very difficult for all of the colleges and universities to get exactly what the need," said Representative Gregory Holloway of Hazlehurst.
While it may be difficult, Dr. Hank Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education, says higher education needs to remain a priority since Mississippi is at the bottom of the list when it comes to the percentage of citizens with education beyond high school.
"At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter what the question is or what the problem is," Dr. Bounds said. "The answer is education."
In helping to get students in college a senate bill has now passed both chambers transferring about $600,000 to IHL to fully fund financial aid.
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