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Mississippi moves up in education ranks

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www.wcbi.com – Shawanda Jones – 2024-06-12 18:59:52

SUMMARY: Dr. Sam Allison, Superintendent of Lowndes County School District, attributes Mississippi's educational progress since 2013 to the Literacy Based Promotion Act and increased for preschools. These measures introduced more accountability and targeted younger , leveling educational disparities. Despite improved pre-k test scores and high school graduation rates, Mississippi remains 49th in overall child well-being. Allison identifies poverty as a significant barrier, advocating for diverse opportunities for students, career preparation beyond high school. The upcoming Mississippi Student Funding Formula will over $200 million in assistance to further enhance public education statewide.

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Rainy week, cooling some – Home – WCBI TV

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www.wcbi.com – Ashleigh Bryant – 2024-07-15 18:22:22

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Summer showers and storms are expected throughout the , intensifying with an approaching cold front. Early week temperatures will be hot, but slightly cooler towards the end.

Monday Night: Remaining showers will dissipate by late evening, with temperatures dropping slowly into the mid-70s, staying warm and humid.

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Tuesday: Hot with highs in the upper 90s and a Heat Advisory from 10AM to 8PM. Pop-up showers and thunderstorms are possible, with overnight lows in the mid-70s.

Wednesday: Highs in the mid-90s, with increased rain chances due to the approaching cold front. Showers and storms likely from late morning to evening; lows in the mid-70s.

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Woman injured during drive-by shooting at Jackson apartment complex

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www.wjtv.com – Cameron Smith – 2024-07-15 16:53:51

SUMMARY: A woman was in a -by shooting at The Park at Inverness apartment complex in , Mississippi on Monday, July 15. Investigators reported that a black vehicle approached the location and opened fire, the woman once. Her injuries are not considered -threatening. The Jackson Department (JPD) is seeking information about the incident and encourages anyone with details to contact them at 601-960-1234 or Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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LCBS sets aside funds for sheriff to buy full-body scanner for jail

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www.wcbi.com – Eric Lampkin – 2024-07-15 16:34:36

SUMMARY: The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi is enhancing security at the county jail by acquiring a full-body scanner to reduce contraband. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has allocated up to $125,000 for the scanner, similar to those used by the TSA. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins aims to ensure safety by screening everyone entering the jail, incidents in other area jails involving contraband such as and weapons. There have been recent cases where correctional staff were charged with providing contraband to inmates. The efforts underscore the importance of preventing illegal items from entering the facility.

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