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    By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill that passed a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 2407 was prompted by massive problems with the employee pension plan at Singing […]

    By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Current seniors in Mississippi public schools could be the first in decades to graduate without passing an exit exam. State Superintendent Carey Wright announced Tuesday before the Senate Education Committee that, while the department would continue giving subject-area exams in algebra, biology, English and U.S. history, students would […]

    Daily Journal Mississippi State’s Vic Schaefer was named the SEC Co-Coach of the Year by the league Tuesday. He shares the honor with South Carolina’s Dawn Staley. It’s the first time in league history that women’s basketball co-coaches have been named. Schaefer led MSU to a 26-5 regular-season record, setting a school mark for wins […]

    By Steve Peoples Associated Press WASHINGTON – Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest. Carson, the only African-American expected to enter the race, rose to national prominence after criticizing President Barack Obama’s health care law at […]

    Daily Journal Itawamba Community College has canceled its Reading Roundtable series that was scheduled for Wednesday. The event had been set for 2 p.m. at the ICC Belden Center.

    Tupelo, like other cities and counties, has specific continuing projects planned to request state bond funds over a period of years, phasing in construction to add to the economic base. This year, the Legislature has under consideration proposals for $1.655 million in bonds for two major tourism/economic development projects in Tupelo: additional improvements at the […]

    Imagine being a farmer. Imagine plowing, sowing and, when the time is right, harvesting your best crop ever. Now imagine standing near the loaded trucks, looking at the bounty – the literal fruits of having made a plan, put the plan into action and shepherded it to completion. How would you feel? More specifically, how […]

    For the past several years, Gov. Phil Bryant has pushed hard for the Legislature to adopt a rational budget process called “performance-based budgeting.” No doubt, this rational approach to budgeting – budgeting includes both revenues and expenses – led the governor to put forward his reasonable request for a tax cut. He proposed an overall […]

    Daily Journal Itawamba County prosecutor Chip Mills has declared his intent to run in the 1st District U.S. House special election on May 12. He is the fourth candidate to enter the race for the seat vacated when Rep. Alan Nunnelee, a Republican from Tupelo, died Feb. 6 after a battle with cancer. “Washington is […]

    Daily Journal OXFORD – The Oxford School District has named Bradley Roberson as new Oxford High School principal, beginning July 1. He will replace Mike Martin, who will become co-athletic director for the district. Roberson has been principal at Senatobia High School for the past two years. Prior to that, he worked in the Oxford […]