Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
With one legislative session behind him, Governor Phil Bryant is gearing up for the next one. This one he says will be about education and he's looking to the Sunshine State for a little reform.
"I think we're in a crisis mode. I think this should be the highest priority for our country," said former republican Florida governor Jeb Bush.
Bush was alongside Bryant Tuesday afternoon for a legislative policy forum on education reform. Bryant says Florida is a successful road map in determining what direction the Magnolia State should take.
"The children that are in pre-K today will be our workforce in the future. We've got to have them ready," said Bryant.
Bush says Mississippi is already on track to reform with recent legislation changing the way schools are graded and an initiative from Bryant to create a performance based pay plan for teachers.
"Without it you're not going to get the kind of learning gains that everybody wants here in Mississippi," said Bush.
Florida already has a charter school system in place, which Bush says has proven to become the fastest and most successful growing option for parents. Bush says once low performing students are now performing at state levels and beyond.
"I know this is politically controversial, but I can tell you that we've gone through this and many other states are embracing this idea of school choice and the world gets better. It doesn't get worse," said Bush.
After contention among Mississippi lawmakers, charter legislation died at the capitol during the past session but will be back for round two next year. Even though not all lawmakers are on board with the idea, Bryant says with dual enrollment programs and a framework in the shape of Florida, a new foundation for change is in place.
"I feel much better about where we're at going into next year than I have in quite a while," said Bryant.
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