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MERIDIAN, Miss.–It was guards versus inmates in yet another match up at East Miss. Correctional Facility. This time there was mace and prison knives involved and, you guessed it, people went to the hospital. Here are some Friday news briefs to get you started with your own house party:
JACKSON, Miss.–Today and tomorrow you can save the state’s seven percent sales tax when you shop for back to school items. Right now there’s a cap of $100 per item, but some want to see that changed.
JACKSON, Miss.–This is about your tax dollars and how they are being spent. It’s a new program called “Building a Better Mississippi”, and the goal, according to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, is to make sure every dollar is being spent wisely and to cut down on waste.
This report is from News Mississippi affiliate WQNZ reporter John Mott Coffey
NATCHEZ, Miss.–Natchez aldermen’s attempt Tuesday to fire school board members has been invalidated by state law.
HARRISON COUNTY, Miss.–It’s nothing you’d want your kids involved in. Vandalism at Harrison High. But, police believe they’ll be able to catch the guys pretty quick. Here are some news briefs to make your Thursday fly pretty quick into Friday:
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RANKIN COUNTY, Miss.–You probably saw the pictures on TV and on Twitter. It was a waterspout Wednesday that formed over the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Rankin County and people in the area were both snapping pictures and video and running for cover. National Weather Service Meteorologist Alan Campbell tells News Mississippi there is a difference between that and a tornado.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Every power plant in Mississippi that uses coal to generate power could be forced to shut down under new rules by the Environmental Protection Agency, said Sen. Roger Wicker in Washington in a Senate hearing Wednesday. If that did happen, that would, of course, translate into changes in your power bill that Wicker believes could make your electricity unaffordable.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Earlier this week Gov. Bryant wrote a letter to Pres. Obama requesting that his office be informed if the federal government planned to house significant numbers of illegal immigrant children in the state, saying he would resist it on the grounds that Mississippi cannot afford it. Wednesday, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D) wrote Obama a letter that countered that viewpoint.
CLARKE COUNTY, Miss.–IF your child had a breathing problem and needed a machine, how far would you go to keep the power from being cut off. That’s the excuse for a murder that happened two years ago and now a mother may join her husband in Mississippi’s prison system. Here are some middle-of-the-week news briefs: