Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asks judge to pay 21 Mississippi school districts $200 million

January 15, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asked a judge Wednesday to order the state to pay money that 21 school districts say they are owed from past […]

14 school districts sue state for underfunding Mississippi Adequate Educational Program

August 29, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Fourteen Mississippi school districts sued the state Thursday, seeking money they say they were illegally shorted by the state’s public school funding formula over the last […]

Funeral held for former Judge William Myers

February 12, 2013 in News, Obituaries, Statewide News

Retired Judge William Harbin Myers, who served on the Mississippi Court of Appeals and was the Gulf Coast chancery judge who oversaw Mississippi’s landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry, died Thursday, Feb. 7.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 11, in Ocean Springs. Myers was 71.

Mississippi Court of Appeals Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee said Friday, “I am honored to have served with Judge Myers during his entire tenure on the court.  He was always pleasant, kind hearted and genuinely cared for all,  and was well loved by everyone on the court.”

Christopher Epps sworn in as president of world’s largest correctional association

February 7, 2013 in News, Top Stories

By Lonnie Ross

Online Editor

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher B. Epps was sworn in on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, as the 102nd president of the American Correctional Association (ACA). He is a native of Tchula, Mississippi.

The ACA, founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. The organization has more than 20,000 members from 60 countries….