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MSU staff gradate from Leadership Excellence for Accomplished Professionals program

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Twenty-nine Mississippi State staff members are new graduates of the university’s Leadership Excellence for Accomplished Professionals program.

LEAP’s goals and purpose include the advancement of knowledge, enhancement of leadership skills and direct practical work application for selected employees.





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Auditor Arrests Former Director of DHS and Co-Conspirators in Largest Public Embezzlement Case in State History

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JACKSON, Miss. – Special agents from the office of State Auditor Shad White have arrested John Davis, the former Director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS); former DHS employee Latimer Smith; Dr.







Mississippi Senate Sends Teacher Pay Raise Bill to the House with Unanimous Support

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Jackson, Miss. — The Mississippi Senate unanimously approved and co-authored legislation raising teacher pay by $1,000.  New teachers with a bachelor’s degree and other qualifications would receive a $1,110 increase, raising starting teacher pay in the state to at least $37,000 a year.




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Lady Chargers claim region volleyball title

By BY LAURENCE HILLIARD CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER,

Choctaw County volleyball is region champion for the second time in three years.

The Lady Chargers wrapped up Region 4 for Class I with a 25-15, 25-12, 25-22 victory over Amory, improving the team's region record to 11-0. Choctaw County will begin the playoffs Oct. 17 with a home match against Region 3 runner-up Senatobia.







Farm trip

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Students at Ackerman Elementary School in Mrs. Erwin and Mrs. McCulloch's class had a great time on their field trip to Bull Bottom Farms.




East Webster Tennis

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PHOTOS BY MARY  MAE TURNER
East Webster tennis players compete at the district tournament in Tupelo on April 10:
 
 Will Burton and Samuel Turner
 
 Kaleb Parish
 
 Victor Mitchell
 
 Jenna Flake & Lauren Graves
 

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Bagging the Big Bucks Mississippi Lottery's First Big Winner

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JACKSON, MISS. – David Bond, 65, of Wiggins woke up Monday prepared to start his Thanksgiving week like any other. He was going deer hunting.

“I wasn’t going to go hunting at first,” he said. “I went to town for supplies at the Jr Food Mart in Wiggins and bought five tickets, all Triple 7s. Then, I went hunting.”



Eupora Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing and Discharging a Weapon at Eupora High School

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OXFORD – A Eupora man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his

illegal possession and discharge of a weapon on the campus of Eupora High School in March of

2018. Nathaniel Cole Breazeale, 20, was sentenced Monday afternoon by Chief U.S. District









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