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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
This week, several state and public agencies in Mississippi are bracing for spending cuts. The federal government has said they need to cut $85 billion from its budget, unless a solution is found.
They're calling this 'the sequester', which is just the legal name for immediate spending cuts. The deadline to avoid the cuts is Thursday at midnight.
State economists say everything from education to the military could feel deep impacts if it's implemented. State economist Dr. Darrin Webb says the sequester could mean the loss of 7,000 jobs in Mississippi and wide-ranging, long term effects on our economy.
"Across the board, education, k-12 higher education, headstart, all those are going to be impacted obviously law enforcement would be effected by that," Webb said.
A statement released by the White House this week identified specific cuts in the Magnolia State, including $5.5 million in education funding for primary and secondary education and 9,000 civilian Department of Defense employees. Current projections also leave a half a percentage growth loss for our state's economy.
"Can the economy withstand that. We think it can given our current projections the national economy in particular they've estimated a growth of 1.9 percent so that brings you back down to 1 1/2 percent not great growth by any means certainly you would like to see it grow stronger but it's not a recession either," Webb said.
Other programs like Headstart are also slated to take a hit. Sixteen-hundred children would lose access to early childhood education. Medical cuts would include slashing 283,000 in funds to fight public health threats.
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