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Ex-director utility says he will fight part of audit demand

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UPDATED: Auditor Shad White says Tuesday that his office is demanding $78,613 from former state Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, who worked for Canton Municipal Utilities from 2016 until January 2018.

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Board approves 2 new Mississippi charter schools, rejects 1

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Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday approved plans for a group that runs three charter schools in Jackson to open two more there.

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Mississippi Edition: Monday, October 15th

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On today's show: Mississippi families are expressing frustration over the wait for financial assistance to assist their children with special needs. We'll find out why. Then after Everyday Tech, find out how Mississippi schools are stacking up according to annual accountability scores.

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Families on Wait List for Education Scholarship Accounts Frustrated

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Mississippi families seeking financial-aid for children with special needs are frustrated with the wait for assistance.

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Mississippi Edition: Friday, October 12th

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On today's show: Find out how Mississippians are lending a helping hand to devastated parts of Florida as they pick up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Then, a new report suggests the U-S is the most dangerous developed country in which to give birth. We'll get the details. And, we'll learn life-saving lessons on storing guns and ammunition.

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Band halftime program - police held at gunpoint - draws ire

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A Mississippi high school band is being barred from a state competition and some performances after a halftime skit depicting three police officers being held at gunpoint was performed in a community where two officers were shot to death last month.

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Mississippi education board approves letter grade ratings

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Mississippi's state Board of Education on Thursday approved almost all of the A-to-F ratings for public schools and districts that it delayed last month, but not before some board members expressed some more heartburn about continuing complaints from superintendents and teachers regarding elements of the system.

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State Workers, Utility Crews, help Florida with Hurricane Recovery

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Crews from Mississippi state agencies and utility workers are in Florida to help communities recover from one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the country in more than 50 years.

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Coalition Debuts Mending Mississippi Minds Campaign

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A Mississippi coalition of mental healthcare providers and ministers are kicking-off a campaign to promote awareness about mental illness.

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Mississippi Edition: Wednesday, October 10th

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The State Treasurer on Mississippi's Second Credit Rating Upgrade in a Month. Then, why Mississippi's Black Legislative Caucus is throwing its support behind a Democrat campaigning for U.S. Senate. And after a Southern Remedy Health Minute, Mississippi business leaders and lawmakers are challenging people to make healthier choices. Plus, as a Jackson program for youth celebrates 50 years.

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