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Tax Concerns: Affordable Housing

Updated: 01/30/2014 - A local official is calling for changes to a law that he says costs Lauderdale County a minimum of almost $1,000,000 a year.

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Lawmakers Consider Shortening School Year

Posted: 01/30/2014 - House Education Committee members are lukewarm about a proposal to shorten Mississippi's public school year from 180 to 175 days.

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Court Rejects Scrushy Appeal

Posted: 01/27/2014 - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected without comment the conviction of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy on bribery and fraud charges.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Approve Youth Concussion Bill

Posted: 01/27/2014 - Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill requiring public and private schools to evaluate student athletes for concussion after they're shaken up during practice or competition.

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Demopolis City Council Gives Hospital Reprieve

Posted: 01/24/2014 - If the only labor and delivery department in the area closes, expectant moms would have to travel to Meridian, Selma or Tuscaloosa, each about an hour away.

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Lions Club Hosts Sen. Wicker

Updated: 01/23/2014 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker spoke to Newscenter 11 for the first time about being the target for ricin-laced letters.

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Immigrants' Group seeks Expanded In-State Tuition

Posted: 01/23/2014 - The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance is asking lawmakers to approve in-state college tuition for children brought to the U.S. by parents who lack proper immigration documents.

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Community Colleges Revamp Remedial Courses

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Mississippi community colleges are learning a tough lesson, that courses designed to help students who've fallen behind are not as effective as leaders once thought.

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Panel Finds No Revenue Source for Roads

Posted: 01/22/2014 - A transportation study task force has concluded that Mississippi does not generate enough money to take care of its highway needs.

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