Since Mississippi began requiring recipients of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (formerly known as welfare) to pass a drug test, the change has not led to anyone receiving treatment. On today’s episode of Capitol View, Bobby Harrison talks about the impact of the change that was enacted in 2014. He also looks at […]

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi health officials confirm two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s total to 32 cases this year. The state Department of Health says in a news release Monday that the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Rankin and Sunflower counties. Seven cases, including one death from the […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – A former city court clerk was arrested by state agents and charged Monday with embezzling more than $200,000. The State Auditor’s Office arrested former New Albany Municipal Court Clerk Jennifer Galloway after she was indicted on one count of embezzlement by a Union County Grand Jury. In addition to today’s arrest, […]

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By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BALDWYN – A German scientist discovered something in 1895, but he wasn’t exactly sure what. That’s why he called them X-rays. They’ve been used to make other discoveries ever since. An early researcher with X-rays at Yale University sent his assistant to the market to buy a rabbit. “They […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – An effort to change or rewrite Mississippi’s school funding formula kicks off in earnest this week as representatives of EdBuild arrive in Jackson. House and Senate leaders hired the New Jersey nonprofit to advise them on possible changes to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. There are lots of […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The race to replace a retiring state Supreme Court justice has generated about $160,000 in campaign spending and brought in a donation by a former governor. Northern Mississippi is represented by District 3 on the state’s Supreme Court. Four candidates are seeking the office currently held by the […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston School District has formed an Attendance Committee and charged them with seeking ways to both enforce attendance and reward students for coming to school. “This committee will hold its first meeting Oct. 24,” said Houston Superintendent Tony Cook. “We are going to look at options and […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – For 2016 to date, 3,267 families have been served by Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, with 92 percent of that figure being families on three people. Overall, 37 percent of the people served by the food pantry are 60 and older. “More than a third of them […]