New law helps child witnesses

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A bill signed into law this week in Mississippi is designed to ease the stress testifying in court for children. Effective July 1, House Bill 959 is aimed at relaxing the formality of the proceedings and increasing protections for children … Continued

Bain fights for special children

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JACKSON – A bill aimed at helping special needs children in Mississippi is closer to becoming law. The House of Representatives recently passed the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act which will provide up to $6,500 annually for … Continued

House passes special-needs voucher bill

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State Rep. Nick Bain, D-Corinth, becomes animated as he fields questions regarding his proposed amendment to a bill to provide vouchers to special-needs children during debate at the Capitol on Wednesday.  (Photo: Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger) House members on Wednesday approved … Continued

Snow days shuffle city, county school schedules

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Each year snow days are often a hot topic among students, parents and school administrators. More so this year then ever thanks to the Crossroads area’s abnormally harsh winter. Alcorn School District students have missed seven full days and have … Continued

Law enforcement, firefighters honored

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The local heroes called police officers and firefighters were recognized on Sunday afternoon at the Law Enforcement & Firefights Appreciation Day. Sponsored by Firearm Freedom Day, the American Legion Post 6 and the American Legion Post 6 Ladies Auxiliary, a … Continued

Bill would protect cemetery customers

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District 2 Rep. Nick Bain (D-Alcorn) is on a mission to ensure perpetual care cemeteries in Mississippi become fully funded. Following the state’s takeover of Corinth’s Forrest Memorial Park cemetery several years ago, it was learned that the Secretary of … Continued

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