USM wins 2014 organ donor contest

In partnership with Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), the College of Health ambassadors led USM to its second victory in the organ donor registration...

Burned Teen Case Still a Mystery

Two months after the death of Courtland teenager Jessica Chambers, Lisa Daugherty, mother of Chambers, is now urging prospective sources to come forward 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...

Cursive bill unnecessary for elementary curriculum

On Feb.8, the Miss. Senate passed bill SB2273, which would require cursive writing to be included in the elementary curriculum. Students are expected to “create...

Oyster season set to reopen soon

After a series of unfortunate events that led to an unexpected closing of several oyster beds in Mississippi coastal waters, the Mississippi Department of...

Poverty in Mississippi: what’s being done about it?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.8 percent of Mississippians live in poverty. This statistic leads one to wonder why poverty is an issue...

Southern Miss students win Cotton Merchandising Competition awards

University of Southern Mississippi business students captured four out of eight awards presented at the Mississippi Cotton Merchandising Competition held Nov. 20 at Mississippi...

Gov. Bryant Signs New HIV Testing Law

Gov. Phil Bryant signed several bills into law last week. Among them is a law that now makes it legal to run a DNA...

Senators pass unnecessary hate crime bill

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Mississippi senators passed the “Blue, Red and Med Lives Matter Act” in a vote of 37 - 13 to protect...

Gov. Bryant signs anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

On Monday, the Legislature sent the Religious Freedom Bill, House Bill 1523, to Gov. Bryant to be reviewed. That same day, protesters gathered outside...

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