Few could have predicted that the girl sitting in a New Hope High School chemistry class two decades ago would grow up to teach chemistry at her alma mater. She didn't even like chemistry. But she was planning to go to medical school, so she struggled through it.
RIDGELAND -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his final-days decisions to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers -- decisions that outraged victims' families and dismayed even some of his most devoted supporters. Coming Sunday: Lowndes County woman speaks out about Barbour's pardon of man convicted of killing her grandson
The Lowndes County school board started the year on an eventful note during Friday morning's monthly meeting.
Law enforcement personnel responded to New Hope High School to evacuate students and faculty from the school after a student found a box with a note attached to it.
MAGNOLIA -- South Pike School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Gunnell says he will leave when his contract expires in June. Gunnell tells the Enterprise-Journal that he wants to explore other opportunities.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi House of Representatives will pay $110,000 a year to Nathan Wells, a former campaign worker and state Republican Party employee, to act as an assistant to new House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton.
JACKSON -- Mississippi's K-12 schools once again trail in an influential measure of school performance.
Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The parents of Natalee Holloway looked on somberly as a judge declared their teenage daughter long missing in Aruba to be dead.
Lowndes County authorities are making headway in the investigation of recent burglaries.
JACKSON-- Two sisters released from a Mississippi prison last year on condition that one donate a kidney to the other were saddened and disappointed they weren't among dozens receiving full pardons from the governor, one of the women said Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Two Oktibbeha County schools could lose their public school status if state test scores aren't improved. One of the two could be taken over by the state as soon as September.
The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.
A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.
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