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  1. Lighthouse Classic declared a successRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    "We're working on it for next year. If we get everybody that we're going after," co-organizer Vince Overholt said, "I'm telling you, people's minds are going to be blown."


  2. Our Opinion: State education board adopts achievement planRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    Mississippi's Board of Education on Thursday announced an ambitious and transparent five-year strategic plan of achievement - and success - for Mississippi's public school students. The plan, first reported by Daily Journal education writer Chris Kieffer in Thursday's edition, was formally announced later Thursday morning in a press conference.


  3. Some see benefits in Cuba moveRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Newms360.com

    When Mary Ann Plasencia of Tupelo, a first-generation Cuban-American, first heard the news Wednesday that the Obama administration had announced a normalization of relations with Cuba, she bristled. Plasencia's parents and two brothers fled Cuba in 1961 after the Castro government froze all their assets.


  4. White lifts Ole Miss past Coastal Carolina 71-68Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

    LaDarius White scored a career-high 26 points, including 6 of 8 from 3-point range, to lift Mississippi to a 71-68 win over Coastal Carolina on Thursday. Jarvis Summers and Stefan Moody added 16 and 11 points, respectively, for the Rebels , combining for five free throws in the final 55 seconds to preserve the win.


  5. Miss. Board of Education releases strategic planRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    The Mississippi Board of Education is abandoning incremental goals in favor of big ones, according to a strategic plan released Thursday. The previous goal of raising the state's graduation rate to 83 percent? Now officials want every student to graduate high school.


  6. Vermont still trapped in gubernatorial battleRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Boston.com

    For some in the Green Mountain state, this year's ongoing race for governor has begun to fray the niceness of Vermont politics, ushering in the partisan acrimony so common in other parts of the country. Others simply say the race is an indictment of an unpopular and ineffective incumbent who failed to capture more than 50 percent of the popular vote, which means technically this race for governor is still not over.


  7. Miss. resident charged in scam after burning deathRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    A north Mississippi resident has been arrested after authorities say she created a fundraising scam by pretending to be related to a 19-year-old woman who was burned to death earlier this month. Janet Posey , 39, of Blue Springs, is charged with one count of attempted false pretense and one count of communications fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday.


  8. Target, Cummins Awarded Tax BreaksRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Daily News

    The board of the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine approved 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, incentives for Target and Cummins Inc . The EDGE board granted Cummins a 15-year PILOT to retain 897 local jobs and create 70 new jobs.


  9. Mississippi producers honored by Farm BureauRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Delta Farm Press

    Dairy farmers Jeremy and Beth Graham,Thaxton, Miss., have been named state winners of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, and Carla Taylor, Prentiss County dairy farmer, has been named the organization's Farm Woman of the Year. Jeremy and Beth Graham, dairy farmers at Thaxton, Miss., have been named state winners of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award, and Carla Taylor, Prentiss County dairy farmer, has been named the organization's Farm Woman of the Year.


  10. Man drowns deer in Mississippi River, LDWF reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    Louisiana regulations forbid hunters from harvesting a deer that is swimming or while the hunter is positioned in a boat with an operating motor in the water, unless -- get this -- the hunter has lost one or more limbs. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, a fully limbed Mississippi man didn't obey those rules while boating in the Mississippi River in Concordia Parish last Thursday.


  11. Miss. universities win final OK to raise tuitionRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Mississippi's College Board has given final approval to plans for the state's eight public universities to raise tuition by an average of 3.2 percent this fall. Under the plan approved Thursday by the board, Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University would keep tuition flat for the third year.


  12. Jury Selection: Know The Rules of Your ForumRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | JD Supra

    A recent decision from the Indiana Supreme Court reminds us why it is so important to know the particular rules of your jurisdiction when preserving error during jury selection. In Oswalt v.


  13. Charlie Mitchell: If teaching is a profession, let professionals do itRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    I know what Mississippi teachers want for Christmas. They want Santa to haul politicians who think they know how to teach back with him to the North Pole and feed them to the reindeer or something... anything to keep them out of classrooms.


  14. Finalists set for Miss. college board directorRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Commercial Dispatch

    The 10-member Community College Board will meet Thursday to interview two finalists seeking to become the next executive director of the board that oversees Mississippi's two-year colleges. The board has declined to release the names of the candidates.


  15. Martin Willoughby: Gary Herring building tomorrow by educating todayRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

    Up Close With Gary J. Herring Title: Head of School, First Presbyterian Day School Favorite Books: I seek to read my Bible or a devotion book every morning.


  16. Two Mississippians honored for leadership in agricultureRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Delta Farm Press

    The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation has honored Marie Rogers, Guntown, Miss., as its 2014 state winner of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award, and the Excellence in Leadership Award was awarded posthumously to Conrad Mallette of Vancleave. Marie Rogers, Guntown, Miss., has been named 2014 state winner of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award, and the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award was awarded posthumously to Conrad Mallette of Vancleave.


  17. Ole Miss season reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | ESPN

    With a bowl win, No. 9 Ole Miss will finish the season with 10 wins for the first time since 2003.


  18. Left to right: Marcus Collins, Tovoris Jones, Purvis McBrideRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Three Mississippi Department of Corrections Community Work Center offenders could be facing disciplinary action after they were reportedly found with contraband while on the job in Gautier on Tuesday. Police tell us Purvis McBride, Marcus Collins and Tovoris Jones were assigned to work with the Gautier Parks and Recreation Department near the police substation and K9 training center adjacent to Bacot Park on Ladnier Road.


  19. Miss. Loses Out on Federal Pre-K Grant-AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Education Week

    Mississippi's flawed application and underdeveloped plans to provide preschool for all children is partly to blame for why the state's youngest learners were bypassed once again for federal funds that could have provided a boost to early education, a review found. Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early education classes in four years, increased the number of highly qualified preschool teachers and boosted salaries, according to the state's application.


  20. Janet Barreto hospitalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newms360.com

    A longtime fugitive serving a 25-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a litany of felony charges against her children is hospitalized and reportedly close to death. Janet Barreto, 43, had been on the run for five years and was on the U.S. Marshal Service's 15 Most Wanted list when she and her husband, Ramon Barreto, were arrested in Portland, Oregon, in August.