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October 25, 2012

Parent-led conversion of low-performing schools has been on the rise across
the nation, and Mississippi schools are being taken into consideration.

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) decides if a school should be converted into a charter school by looking at the school’s academic rating and
performance.

“Charter schools are independent public schools allowed freedom to be more innovative, while being held accountable for improved student achievement,” as stated by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

October 24, 2012

A few weeks ago, I filled out my absentee ballot at the Madison County Courthouse. On the ballot was a race for Mississippi Supreme Court justice. In the weeks since then, I have noticed quite a bit of campaigning for that race.
The more that I think about this race, the more it concerns me. For starters, the incumbent, Bill Waller Jr., is the chief justice of Mississippi. This means it is possible for Mississippi’s top state judge to lose his seat this November.

October 17, 2012

Right hand placed over my heart. Left arm behind my back. Eyes transfixed on the larger American flag near the north end zone in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
I habitually assume this position as “The Star-Spangled Banner” echoes at the start of each football game. Although “The Star-Spangled Banner” will never appear on the Top 25 Most Played playlist on my iPod, it produces a feeling in me that few other songs can reproduce.

April 25, 2012

The Trent Lott Leadership Institute will sponsor the Sunflower County Freedom Project Benefit today at the Powerhouse from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The project works with 7th to 12th graders to prepare for college and maximize their academic potential. 

 

The Trent Lott Leadership Institute will sponsor the Sunflower County Freedom Project Benefit today at the Powerhouse from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The project works with 7th to 12th graders to prepare for college and maximize their academic potential. 

February 1, 2012

By the late 1990s, the University of Mississippi had already enrolled its first black student, cheered on its first black student-athlete, elected its first black Miss Ole Miss and crowned its first black Miss University. However, at the turn of the millennium the students had yet to be led by a black Associated Student Body president.

By the late 1990s, the University of Mississippi had already enrolled its first black student, cheered on its first black student-athlete, elected its first black Miss Ole Miss and crowned its first black Miss University. However, at the turn of the millennium the students had yet to be led by a black Associated Student Body president.

November 6, 2011

The SEC released a statement saying the conference’s presidents and chancellors unanimously agreed to welcome Missouri into the league effective July 1, 2012.

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After weeks of waiting, Missouri’s move to the Southeastern Conference became official on Sunday.

The SEC released a statement saying the conference’s presidents and chancellors unanimously agreed to welcome Missouri into the league effective July 1, 2012.

August 31, 2011

 

Just two weeks after announcing his campaign, Texas Governor Rick Perry has a firm lead in the primary race for Republican Party nomination.

April 3, 2011

How do we remain optimistic about the future of Mississippi when we are continually faced with the failure of politicians to address real issues?

How do we remain optimistic about the future of Mississippi when we are continually faced with the failure of politicians to address real issues?

It would be crazy for me to credit one party for the failure to address real issues. However, the Republicans have been in control for the last eight years, and at the end of the day, I think it is a shared responsibility between both Democrats and Republicans.

October 31, 2010

The restoration project for the Burns Belfry Church is moving ahead. 

 

The restoration project for the Burns Belfry Church is moving ahead. 

 

September 12, 2010

No two people have same perspective of a past event. 

 

No two people have same perspective of a past event. 

 

November 5, 2009

With the nation’s economy in a freefall, some University of Mississippi education, psychology and nursing majors believe they’ll probably have to leave the state to find suitable jobs at competitive salaries.