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A recent measurement of Mississippi’s economy is generally positive, but it also shows how statistics can be misleading or even wrong.
The website RichStatesPoorStates.org this week ranked each state based on “a forward looking forecast based on the state’s standing in 15 important state policy variables.”
If Mississippi is going to make significant inroads into raising the educational attainment of its citizens, the most effective way to do that is to start early.
Brain research and academic studies have shown that if children fall behind during the first couple years of schooling, the chance of them ever catching up is slim.
The intense focus in the news media, in the medical community and in both state and federal governments to America’s opioid epidemic may be getting the message across.
New data out last week shows that the number of prescriptions filled for opioid painkillers fell by nine percent nationwide, their biggest decline in 25 years.
Michael Hederman (center) was recognized for earning his Eagle Scout rank at the February Court of Honor at First Baptist Church of Jackson. His Eagle project benefitted Magnolia Speech School. Hederman is a fourth generation Eagle Scout since Troop 8 was chartered by First Baptist Jackson in 1921.
Mike Hurst Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Hurst informed club members and guests what the U.S. Attorney’s office does, some recent accomplishments and Project EJECT, a joint crime fighting task force with local law officers.
The Madison Police Department received the following reports for:
Ash Tree Lane - grand larceny, April 11;
Baptist Drive - larceny report, March 26;
Baptist Drive - lost property, March 28;
Beaumont Drive - petit larceny, April 7;
Chestnut Drive - petit larceny, April 6;
Attorney General Jim Hood was the guest speaker for a recent meeting of the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Dan D’Amico, Stacey Philley, Hood, Greg Shows, and Chris Johnson.
The Jackson Symphony League’s spring luncheon will be held May 2 under tents in front of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Ridgeland. A champagne reception at 11:30 a.m. opens the annual event followed by a seated lunch. A business meeting with the election of new officers is planned.