Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A group of pre-kindergarten students took center stage in the State Capitol's rotunda showing their educational skills for all to see. It's an effort by childcare advocates to show support for Pre-K legislation bills but with one exception.
"As far as curriculum and learning, I'm an educator myself, I do know the importance of education on the primary level," Amy Henderson said.
Henderson, mother of 5-year-old Isaiah, supports the two Pre-K bills and said her son is a prime example that childcare centers that are not involved in the Quality Rating Improvement System, or QRIS, are preparing students for higher learning.
QRIS is a rating system that can require childcare centers to make sometimes expensive upgrades to meet minimum requirements.
The Mississippi Child Care Coalition in conjunction with the Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative took the stand and leader Carol Burnett said the groups hope the two bills pass as long as neither includes Mississippi's QRIS.
"It's operational right now, but it's voluntary and so centers can decide to be on it or not. Right now 70% of the centers in the state have chosen not to be it because they can't afford it," Burnett said.
With legislators looking at the two bills they are considering making it a requirement for child care centers to be a part of QRIS in order to receive state grants to better the education for children.
"The child care centers wouldn't get the grants themselves, the would just be a part of the committee in their local community designing the idea that they would put into an application and sit it to the department of education," Burnett said.
Childcare professionals agree centers are already getting children ready for school without being apart of QRIS.
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