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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
By just five votes, a wide-ranging bill on education passed the state senate. It's a bill which Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves calls a milestone.
"This bill, if it become law, has a chance to be the largest economic development tool in our state and the largest education reform package in the last 30 years," said Reeves.
It was done by senators making big changes to a house bill, jamming it full of education reform initiatives, most of which are part of Governor Phil Bryant's education agenda. The bill now offers a compromise on charter schools, measures to increase teacher standards, a proposal to hold third graders back if they can't read at grade level and a requirement for schools with a high dropout rate to submit prevention plans. Reeves says every element is an important needed step in reform.
"Each piece adds value and taken in the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts," said Reeves.
Each one of those parts make up a much bigger picture which Bryant has been pushing for since he first took office.
"This year must be the year for transformational change in education," said Bryant.
As leader of the senate, Reeves says should the bill die, smaller bills and maneuvers focused on each individual element are still alive and making their way through the capitol.
"Mississippians are tired of excuses. They want education reform in our state because the vast majority of Mississippians want what's best for our kids," said Reeves.
The fate of this bill now lies with the house of representatives. Reeves hopes the chamber will agree to the changes made which would then send the bill to the governor. The governor is expected to sign it should he get it.
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