Mississippi can no longer look the other way

In 1894, the Mississippi state flag was adopted to represent the state’s heritage and highlight its patriotism. During the past week, several celebrities have voiced...

Mississippi Drops PARCC Testing

The Mississippi Board of Education withdrew the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium Jan. 16, according to the...

Miss. Gov. Bans Texting While Driving

Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 389 into law this week, making Mississippi the 45th state to completely ban texting and driving. According to...

Public universities define ‘space’ for firearms

The USM Faculty Senate hosted an open meeting on March 28 to discuss recent changes to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning handgun and...

Bill to protect names in execution process

The Mississippi Senate passed Senate Bill 2237, which will prevent the names of death row inmates from being released to the public on March...

Specialized Ebola unit to open in Jackson

University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and health officials announced that a former patient-care building will be renovated into an Ebola unit that will...

Hattiesburg scores low in human rights

Hattiesburg scored two points less than last year on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, according to its 2016 report. The Municipal Equality Index...

Ala., Miss. Fight for Right to Marry

In a groundbreaking ruling by a U.S. district judge, Alabama has become the 37th state to abolish the same-sex marriage ban. According to the site...

Mississippi joins other Southern states in observing confederate heritage

Joining Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida, state Gov. Phil Bryant made headlines across America by issuing a proclamation declaring April to...

USM’s online program best in Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online education program was recently distinguished as the best among Mississippi colleges and universities in 2015- 2016, according to...

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