Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Many families across Mississippi are still struggling with the economic downturn we have experienced. Families with children in college find it tough to pay for tuition and all the other fees associated with a college education. Now the college board has given approval for a 14% increase over the next two years at state colleges.
Almost every year, the cost goes up. Because of that, the number of young Mississippians who can afford to go to college goes down. Add the yearly increases in room and board and it's even more expensive.
If businesses told their customers they were going up 14% in two years, there would be a huge outcry with customers looking for other suppliers.
College officials say state funding has been cut, and the increases are needed to make up the difference. But placing the burden on the backs of students and their parents is not the answer. If this keeps up, only those with wealthy parents will be able to afford go to college.
We have a better idea. Colleges should do what every other business and government agency in America has done. Cut back, and do more with less. Tough economic times call for tough choices. Now is the time to make them,
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