Takeovers planned for 2 of 3 Mississippi school districts

September 13, 2013 in Education, News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi state Board of Education is seeking to take over the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, but will grant the Yazoo City system a reprieve.

The board voted Friday morning to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare states of emergency in Claiborne and Leflore. Byrant could act as early as Friday.

Under an agreement with Yazoo City, the district would lose accreditation and the state would appoint consultants to oversee improvements…

Kwanzaa: Port Gibson celebrates in grand style

January 3, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob

Contributing Writer

Unlike some communities all over the globe that thirst in vain for Kwanzaa celebrations, in Mississippi it was the city of Port Gibson that stood out as it observed the event with splendid activities.

Gracing the occasion were enthusiastic drumming, inspiring speeches, historical analysis, deep reflection, symbolic rituals, delicious food and pleasantry exchanges which attracted young, old, rich and poor Sunday, Dec. 30….

Claiborne County takes back Port Gibson hospital

August 10, 2012 in Health, News, Top Stories

PORT GIBSON – (AP) Claiborne County supervisors have taken back the local hospital after the former operator missed two years’ of lease payments. The board voted July 25 to retake […]