Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
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) -
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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