The state Board of Education is putting the issue of how superintendents get their jobs at the top of its legislative priority list.
Petal lawyer Bill Jones, vice chairman of the board, favors appointing school superintendents. He says there are many reasons, including the limited pool of qualified candidates in some rural areas who could run for the position.
However, he says in the Pine Belt area, there are many well-qualified elected superintendents.
Forrest County Superintendent Kay Clay says there are benefits and pitfalls to both systems. She says as an elected superintendent, she feels accountable to those who put her in office.
Keeping people safe on Mississippi roads for the Christmas holiday, that's the goal of law enforcement. The Covington County Sheriff's Office is just one of many law enforcement agencies across the pine belt working overtime to protect drivers. WDAM caught up with DUI enforcement in Covington County to talk specifics. Deputy Charles Reid said, "Don't drink and drive." That's the message the Covington County Sheriff's Office is relaying to drivers. You will likely re...More >>
"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.More >>