Juco to ask AG if Ala. college move OK

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) – A south Mississippi junior college will ask the attorney’s general office for a formal opinion on whether an Alabama college can move a branch to its Gautier campus.

The University of South Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced a partnership earlier this week that would allow USA to offer classes on campus.

Since then, questions have been raised by some state officials – including Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and State Auditor Stacey Pickering – about whether the move is appropriate and whether MGCCC is providing something free to USA.

MGCCC President Willis Lott said Thursday that Attorney General Jim Hood will be asked the same questions about the proposed USA satellite campus.