YP – Reeves announces 5 to leadership team


WTOK – Mississippi budget plan: Spend slightly less in coming year

Budget Committee members met Wednesday. They set a broad outline for spending more than $6 billion during the year that starts July 1. But this is just a starting point…

…The plan says many programs would receive about the same amount of money as in the current year.

Education and public safety would see small increases. The plan would leave about $679 million in the rainy day fund.

Reeves comments on Joint Budget Committee recommendations


WTOK – Mississippi AG calls for fentanyl to remain Schedule 1 drug

Attorney General Jim Hood joined a bipartisan coalition of all 56 attorneys general Wednesday in calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs, or those with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

The group of attorneys general sent a letter to U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), urging Congress to pass S. 2701, the Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting (FIGHT) Fentanyl Act, which is a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).

WDAM – Jones Colleges responds to criticism from U.S. Justice Department

Jones College responds to criticism from U.S. Justice Dept.

The official statement from Jones College, which was sent to WDAM on Dec. 11, says the justice department’s statement of support accepts the allegations made in Brown’s lawsuit as fact, even though the pretrial evidence gathering process has not yet happened.

“Because discovery has not yet been conducted, the only alleged facts in the record come from the unproven statements contained in the plaintiffs’ complaint. The Statement of Interest broadly accepts those allegations and the merits of the plaintiffs’ claims,” the JC statement says.

In the statement, Jones College maintains the purpose of its Assemblies Regulations are to “ensure that all students have equal and safe access to an environment free from hate speech; racial, gender, national origin, religious affiliation; and disability discrimination.”

WJTV – Senator Roger Wicker thanks nation’s military members

Congressman Thompson turns Book Promoter


Congressman Palazzo calls USMCA deal a “win for America”


YP – Entergy announces $57M in project to attract economic development


WJTV – Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

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Federal agencies have approved more than $200 million for 18 projects to restore the open Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP oil spill.

The projects are described in a report released Tuesday. The biggest is about $52 million to study deep-sea habitats. The smallest is about $300,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles from swallowing or getting snagged on fishing hooks.

WTVA – Amory votes “yes” to alcohol sales