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A bill would close 3 of Mississippi’s 8 universities, but lawmakers say it’s likely to die

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-02-29 12:38:35

SUMMARY: A bill proposed in Mississippi would close three of the 's public universities by 2028, based on enrollment, federal aid, tuition rates, degree programs, and local economic impact. Lawmakers believe the bill is unlikely to pass, with concerns about lack of knowledge and opposition from both legislators and alumni groups. Previous attempts to reduce the number of universities in the state have failed due to lack of . Some suggest that providing more state support to universities could reverse enrollment declines. Republican Sen. Nicole Boyd is reviewing the legislation but has no immediate plans to bring it up for a vote.

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Introducing our WXXV Student Athlete of the Week, Pass Christian’s Anaya Bradley!

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2024-04-19 09:19:50

SUMMARY: High School track and field team will host the regional meet on their home track this Saturday. The team's in the district meet led to this . Key athletes include Anaya Bradley, Harmony Walker, and Ollie “Trae” Bailey, who have shown impressive performances. Coach Roscoe Forch commends their dedication and growth over the years. Walker is currently the fastest girl in the , while Bailey broke a mile record. Bradley, a Student Athlete of the , aims to continue running in college. Overall, the team's success and hard work have led to a at state competitions.

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Crafting Rum in South Mississippi: Circle Hook Distilling

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-15 11:46:07

SUMMARY: Circle Hook Distilling in , Mississippi is the first legal distillery in , producing award-winning rum. Co-owners Eli and Amy Underhill transitioned from commercial fishing to rum production, emphasizing quality ingredients and processes. They source Grade-A molasses and cane syrup from local sugar mills, along with well from Harrison County for fermentation. Their handcrafted rum is aged in New American oak barrels, resulting in a versatile final product. In just three years, Circle Hook has expanded distribution to three states. The also collaborates with local artists for label design, embodying the spirit of Mississippi and the Coast.

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Almost 3,500 Mississippi Veterans have enrolled in VA health care in past 365 days, 28% increase over last year

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-04-14 14:00:13

SUMMARY: The Department of Affairs has enrolled a record number of Veterans in VA in Mississippi and nationally. This historic enrollment is the result of aggressive outreach efforts, , advertising campaigns, and text messages to encourage Veterans to enroll. VA's goal is to ensure that all eligible Veterans the best and most affordable care available. VA has also expanded care eligibility for Veterans exposed to toxins and hazards while serving in the military, allowing more Veterans to enroll directly in VA health care. The VA is continuing to reach out to Veterans to encourage them to apply for their health care and .

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