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One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
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Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
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A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Ole Miss and Mississippi State are much more known for rivalry than collaboration. But the two schools are now coming together in hopes of producing the kind of student that will take education in Mississippi to a new level.
The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program (MET) is a joint effort to attract high-performing students into the teaching profession. Full scholarships will be offered, including room and board. Upon graduation, the students will be required to spend at least five years teaching in a Mississippi school.
The two universities are striving to aim MET toward potential math and English teachers for middle and high schools. Students of any age may apply for the scholarships, and recipients will be chosen through an interview process.
The universities hope to recruit 20 students at each campus, per year.
"Anything we can do to get these young people to come in and be better teachers, better instructors will help us reach our core standards, core requirements," says Dr. Mark Keenum, President of MSU. "Again, the overarching of all of this is to elevate the status, the prestige of our teachers."
MET will be funded through a private gift from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson. The Foundation has made a five-year commitment.
"This is a very large commitment on their part. We're very grateful for that. We certainly envision this going on in perpetuity. We think this is the beginning stage, and will be an opportunity to attract the best and brightest to education in Mississippi," says Dr. Daniel Jones, Chancellor of The University of Mississippi.
Interested students should contact their school administrator for more information on applying for the MET scholarships.
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