Mississippi teacher accused of targeting atheists, promoting Christianity in class

October 14, 2015 in Education, Religion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group seeking to keep public schools religion-free is again decrying practices in the Rankin County school district. The American Humanist Association says a Northwest Rankin […]

Judge finds school district in contempt over school prayer

July 14, 2015 in News, Religion

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge says the Rankin County school district is in contempt of court for continuing to promote Christianity during school […]

Brandon Middle School teacher suspended

March 25, 2013 in Top Stories

A Brandon Middle School teacher is on suspension after what school district officials are referring to as a “disciplinary issue.”

Angela Smith told The Clarion-Ledger her eighth grade son was shoved on March 19 by information and communication technology teacher Terry Williams after he was caught tossing a piece of candy across the room.

Smith said Williams told her son to go to the principal’s office. She said her son stopped at the water fountain on the way to the principal’s office, and the teacher came out and started yelling at him. The teacher then grabbed him by the shirt and bumped him with his chest.

Ex-coach charged with sex with student

December 6, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Authorities said a former assistant coach at two Rankin County schools has been charged with gratification of lust and of sexual battery. They said the charges are related to allegedly inappropriate contact with a student.

Rankin County Sheriff Bryan Bailey said that 27-year-old Matthew Wilder had worked at McLaurin Attendance Center and Florence Middle School.

Rankin Co. principal, an AOY finalist

June 21, 2012 in News, Top Stories

By Gail Gettis Guest Writer A Rankin County Middle School Principal is among the finalists for the 2012 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Award With his characteristic infectious smile, the […]