JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson City Council member Tony Yarber and local attorney Regina Quinn have announced they will be joining an increasingly crowded field for the special election April 8 for Jackson mayor. The winner will complete the term of the late Chokwe Lumumba, who died in office at age 66 from what authorities described as natural causes.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A plan to reorganize the scandal-plagued Department of Marine Resources and require that it be audited every year is moving forward. House members passed an amended version of Senate Bill 2579 Tuesday, returning it to the Senate for more work.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A proposal to require public schools to start their academic year later in August has fizzled in the House. As it stands now, school districts may start no earlier than Aug. 18 this fall under current Mississippi law.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a plea agreement for a Georgia businesswoman who was indicted for bribing a former Greenville Public Schools superintendent to use her reading program for children. Authorities say Edna Goble paid bribes to former superintendent Harvey Franklin for him to influence the school board to use her $1.4 million reading program called Teach Them To Read.
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