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Mississippi Municipal Excellence Award Winners Honored

JACKSON, Mississippi, July 7, 2020 – The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) is excited to announce the 2020 Municipal Excellence Awards Winners. Winning municipalities will be recognized during the 2021 Mid-Winter Legislative Conference that will be held January 12 – 14, 2021, at the Hilton Jackson.   The Excellence Awards program, which began in 1993, recognizes…

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Mississippi Wins SREB’s 2020 State Leadership Award

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is the winner of the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) 2020 State Leadership Award for its efforts to increase literacy and math achievement and build networked communities focused on school improvement in the middle grades. The state will be presented with the award on July 6, 2021, at SREB’s…

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Mississippi Department of Education to Host Virtual Alternate Route Fairs for Aspiring Teachers

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will hold three Virtual Alternate Route Fairs in July to help aspiring teachers identify the alternate route teacher preparation program that is right for them. Completing an alternate route program is a required step for people who would like to transition into teaching but lack the certification or license. Each fair…

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Mississippi Development Authority Grants Stimulate Municipal Economies

Recently, many Mississippi entrepreneurs waited in queues to apply for Back to Business Mississippi small business grants, which will help them to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic, but other types of grants are also available, which are designed to promote long-term community development, livability, and prosperity. The Development Infrastructure Grant Program (DIP), available through the Mississippi…

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Governor Tate Reeves Signing Ceremony for Mississippi Flag Bill

This evening, Governor Tate Reeves will hold a ceremony to sign House Bill 1796, which removes the current Mississippi state flag and creates a commission to design a new one that will be voted on in November. Delivering brief remarks, Governor Reeves will address all of Mississippi on this momentous occasion about the importance of unity…

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AVOID FIREWORK INJURY THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY

The State Fire Marshal’s Office encourages firework safety this Independence Day. “There may be more personal use of fireworks at homes and in neighborhoods than usual, as many public fireworks displays are cancelled because of the coronavirus,” said State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney. “I hope that Mississippians will use caution if they handle fireworks and follow…

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ABA recognizes Mississippi’s efforts to provide civil legal assistance to the poor

            The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi Bar have been honored by the American Bar Association for their efforts to provide free civil legal assistance to poor people.             The Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi Bar received the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award for their efforts to provide free family…

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School Reopening Task Force discusses August start

The Clinton Public School District has officially begun planning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year and the reopening of campuses to students. A task force made up of medical professionals, school board members, district administrators, teachers, parents and community leaders have been meeting since the start of June discuss logistics for reopening school…

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