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House Committee to Vote on Controversial Ed Funding Bill

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Mississippi lawmakers will vote on a controversial education funding bill today. Supporters say problems can be worked out over time.

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Threatening Cold Temperatures Return

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Officials are warning Mississippians to stay off the roads and stay warm. Weather experts say this winter storm could be a lot more dangerous than last week's cold spell.

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Winter Weather School & Business Closures January 16, 2018

Last Updated by Ellie Banks on

View a list of school and business closures and delays for Tuesday, January 16, 2018, due to winter weather moving through the state. This post will be updated with new information as it is received.

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Community Lends a Hand to Feed JPS Students During City Water Crisis

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Families are giving thanks to members of the Jackson community for providing free lunches to feed low-income students

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New Ed Funding Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

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A new Mississippi education funding bill is getting mixed reviews from legislators and advocates.

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KKK leader Killen dies in prison at 92

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Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 `Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.

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Experts say more Mississippians are diagnosed with high blood pressure

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More Mississippians are being diagnosed with hypertension now that new national guidelines have been in place for months. Physicians and experts are trying to find ways to educate the public

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House Passes Infrastructure Bill That Requires Agency Cuts to Fund

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Mississippi legislators voted unanimously to pass a bill that sends funding to communities for road and bridge improvements. Where the money will come from is up in the air.

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Cities Officials Say Infrastructure Top Legislative Priority

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Officials from Mississippi cities and towns are at the capitol urging legislators to pass a bill to fund infrastructure improvements.

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Connect Americans Now aim for rural access to internet by 2022

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A national group is hoping their new efforts will lead to high-speed Internet access for Mississippians living in rural communities.

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