Mississippi State Sen. Willie Simmons says legislators in Jackson have balked at raising additional revenue to help repair and replace critical infrastructure because they have not heard from the citizens.
Thursday night’s road game for the Mississippi Delta Community College Trojans did not end with a victory, but one Indianola native was able to leave the field on a high note. Sophomore running back Marquivius Kirkham scored the lone touchdown for MDCC in a 51-10 loss at Jones County Junior College.
Delta State University and Mississippi Valley State University were two of only four Mississippi four-year public colleges to gain in enrollment, according to a recent report. The Cleveland-based university at Delta State grew more than any other public university at a 5.3 percent rate. Alcorn was second at 5 percent.
Multiple Mississippi agencies will host a town hall meeting in Indianola on Sept. 19 to address the growing impact of opioids in Mississippi communities. According to a release from the Mississippi Department of Health this week, the meeting will take place at the Charles W. Capps Jr. Technology Center at 6:30 p.m. that day.
There will be a charter school in the Mississippi Delta, but it will not be in Sunflower County. The Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board made it official this week when it voted to reject the proposed Truth Academy STEAM Charter School in Drew.
The Mississippi Delta Community College Trojan football team will look to get into the win column tonight against Jones County Junior College. They will head to Ellisville with a pair of Sunflower County natives on the roster, both sophomores for the Moorehead-based team.
Pre-day activities for B.B. King Day at Mississippi Valley State University got underway yesterday, with the bulk of the celebration coming today. MVSU will host a day of forum discussion in the Social Science Auditorium from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., according to a release from MVSU.