Sen. Hyde-Smith discusses bill to regulate lab-grown meat


Lynn Fitch, Ken Starr on with JT on SuperTalk


WAPT – Taggart says he regrets appearing in college skit with actors in blackface

Andy TaggartA white Republican running for Mississippi attorney general said he’s “embarrassed” and regrets taking part in a college skit 40 years ago in which other actors wore blackface.

Andy Taggart said Thursday he doesn’t remember the skit.

A photo in the 1979 yearbook for Mississippi College shows Taggart and three other white students depicting poker players during recruiting for a social club at the Baptist school. A person in blackface was speaking to them.

MEC honors Gov. Bryant


NEWSMS – Two districts taken over by State Board of Education

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has voted to place the Humphreys County and Yazoo City school districts in the state’s first ‘Achievement School District’, which will launch in the 2019-20 school year.

A state law enacted in 2016 requires the SBE to intervene in persistently failing school districts by placing the districts in a state-run Achievement School District (ASD).

Districts that are rated “F” for two consecutive years or two out of three consecutive years, encompass 50% or more F-rated schools and/or have 50% or more of their students attending F-rated schools are subject to inclusion in the ASD.

Based on statewide accountability grades for the past three years, five districts meet all three criteria for the ASD: Humphreys County, Yazoo City, Amite County, Jefferson County and Clarksdale Municipal.

Hyde-Smith introduces KIDS Act


Bryant signs bill investing in Ingalls


WJTV – Mississippi Capitol loses its World War I cannons