Area Breaking News

Continuing to grow … county school district earns ‘B’ rating and best-ever accountability score

LES earns ‘A’ rating, GCHS ranks 11th among all high schools in state By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Greene County School District has earned its highest-ever accountability score and is in the top third of all Mississippi public school districts in terms of student performance. Unofficial results from the Mississippi School and District Grading System…

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Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

By HOLBROOK MOHR – Associated Press Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted…

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News of conditions in Miss. prisons sparks call for reforms

Editor’s Note: The following article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. The story is part of an ongoing investigation into the Miss. corrections system. By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Top Mississippi officials called for a review of…

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A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

Investigative report shines national spotlight on understaffing issues at local state prison Editor’s Note: This article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. This story is part of an ongoing investigation into Mississippi’s corrections system.      Locked Down – Inside The Prison…

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