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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-22 10:51:06 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.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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