Education

Jackson City Council raises property taxes for JPS

District needs tax hike for debt services

By Othor Cain
Managing Editor

If you live anywhere in the Southeastern portion of the United States, then you should be familiar with yearly events held in this part of the country titled “Battle of the Bands.”
The Jackson City Council recently took to the chambers and staged its own version of the popular competition appropriately titled “Battle of the Budgets.”
In a two-day council meeting, that included the blame game, members of the Jackson city council approved the city’s budget and approved a 2.5 mills (tax) increase to meet the school district’s $86 million budget request…. […]

Local Sports

Mississippi State ranked, still not satisfied

There was no big celebration when Mississippi State entered the national rankings on Sunday. It’s another indication of how much things have changed for the Bulldogs.

“I want it to be something that is expected for this program,” Mullen said.

It’s certainly becoming more common. The Bulldogs have been ranked for at least part of the past three seasons. […]