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Bridge crisis: Statewide closures ‘could very well double’ by 2019

More than half the timber bridges across the state have yet to be inspected under new federal guidelines

The post Bridge crisis: Statewide closures ‘could very well double’ by 2019 appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:28 pm


The Guardian: When a 4 year old speaks in the language of white supremacy

The four and eight-year-old boys who sat with us, three years ago, are now seven and 11 years old. I wonder what else they’ve learned

The post The Guardian: When a 4 year old speaks in the language of white supremacy appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 5:58 pm


NYT: Mississippi Man tried six times for same crime; currently on death row

Curtis Flowers' story is the subject of a new podcast that’s been downloaded more than two million times

The post NYT: Mississippi Man tried six times for same crime; currently on death row appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 4:05 pm


In a season of baseball excellence, USM’s Sandlin wins Ferriss Trophy

While all the other C Spire Ferriss Trophy finalists put big numbers on the scoreboard, trophy winner kept limiting USM opponents to zeroes.

The post In a season of baseball excellence, USM’s Sandlin wins Ferriss Trophy appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 9:10 pm


Report questions future, effectiveness of Mississippi Prison Industries

After the program lost $6.7 million in five years, a watchdog group says the Legislature should consider its future

The post Report questions future, effectiveness of Mississippi Prison Industries appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:57 pm


How do state’s instructional time requirements compare?

Mississippi is in line with the majority of states in requiring at least 180 days of instruction each school year. But Mississippi, along with 16 states and the District of Columbia, departs from that majority-rule  norm in one respect: It does not differentiate instructional time requirements based on grade levels, according to a new report […]

The post How do state’s instructional time requirements compare? appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:01 pm


Mound Bayou’s history a ‘magical kingdom’ residents fight to preserve

The Delta town settled by former slaves is a poignant paradox: one that laments that the town isn’t what it was, but knows that it’s still worth fighting for.

The post Mound Bayou’s history a ‘magical kingdom’ residents fight to preserve appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 19 May 2018 | 12:30 pm


State gaming proposal confines sports betting to casinos

The commission could vote on the rules at its June 21 meeting, with betting allowed 30 days later

The post State gaming proposal confines sports betting to casinos appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 18 May 2018 | 9:30 pm


Mike Slive: Right person at right time

The Southeastern Conference's remarkable rise in revenue and competition owes much to the people skills of Mike Slive, who died Wednesday at the age of 77.

The post Mike Slive: Right person at right time appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 6:30 pm


College board, universities remain vital as wave of leadership changes hits

Half of the university presidents, a third of the IHL, and the Commissioner of Higher Education have all transitioned out of their roles during the past year.

The post College board, universities remain vital as wave of leadership changes hits appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 1:09 pm








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