Mississippi is one of the poorest and unhealthiest states in the nation, and its residents will face some of the highest premiums under a health insurance exchange, an online marketplace that will be run by the federal government.
Beginning Tuesday, some Mississippians can sign up for new health insurance policies on the state's federally-run health insurance marketplace.
The process of logistically joining Oktibbeha County's two school systems will be a plan driven by raw numbers and dictated by campus capacity constraints and yet-to-be secured funding for potential construction and renovations.
The Parent Volunteer Fair will be a two hour event at each of the district's nine campuses Monday evening where parents can help teachers in the classroom. The event will also offer educational classes for parents.
Getting back to basics and having plenty of fun while doing it is the top priority at the Mississippi Modern Homestead Center Hobby Farm and Homesteading Fair Saturday in Starkville.
Temporary interim superintendent Edna McGill will continue leading the city school system through the end of next month, despite not receiving a pay raise she asked for. Confusion and tension reigned at a special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board Thursday morning.
Sealed bids for water and sewer system expansions on East Hazelwood Road in Clay County where Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi is locating its plant were opened during Wednesday's West Point Board of Selectmen meeting.
KiOR announced Wednesday that it is building a second biorefinery in Columbus but the Texas-based alternative fuel company says it's too early to speculate on how many jobs will be at what is being called "Columbus II."
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