State education officials will hire 24 reading coaches and coordinators for the coming school year, falling far short of their goal of 75. The coaches are the key personnel in the state's effort to meet legislative mandates that all third-graders read at a basic level by 2015 or be flunked.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday that law-enforcement officers are confused about whether Mississippi has an open-carry gun law. Then, during a news conference intended to clarify the situation, Hood gave an explanation that even he conceded was "probably, you know, as clear as mud."
James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 years old and his fifth wife left him, died Tuesday at his home in Greenville, Miss.
State transportation officials say half of Mississippi's highways will be in poor condition by 2035 if current funding levels continue.
Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday he's confident Mississippi's open-carry gun law will eventually take effect, even if a dispute about it goes all the way to the state Supreme Court.
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